Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Citizen SST - Part 2 - The Technical Side of the SST

OK, let's get technical. In part one we covered the design aspect of this amazing watch. Today, we are going to look at the features, functions and available options. So, let jump right in and take a look at what this watch can do.
To start I have put together a list outlining the features and functions...
  • 1/1000 Split Second Chronograph
    • Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours
    • Split Lap Time
    • Average Speed Calculation
    • 20 Lap Memory
  • World Time in 43 Cities
  • 24 Hour Alarm
  • 99 Minute Countdown Timer
  • LED Back light for Digital Display
  • Bidirectional Rotating Slide Rule Bezel
  • Eco-Drive Battery Free Technology
    • 240 Day Power Reserve when Fully Charged
    • Requires Only 200 Hours to Fully Charge in Average Lighting
    • 3 Day Low Charge Warning
  • Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet with Black Ion Plated Accents
  • Non-Reflective Mineral Glass Crystal
  • Water Resistant to 200 Meters (660 Feet)
  • Bracelet features a Fold Over Clasp with Double Hidden Push Button Release


  • Width 45 millimeters (47.5 millimeters with crown) Large Men's Watch
  • Depth (thickness) 13 millimeters
Not to shabby huh? Not only is it chalk full of features but it is also easy to use. Citizen has all but perfected the user interface. The functions are easy to use and intuitive. Within two minutes of playing with the watch, most users will be able to use every function of this watch without the use of the instruction book.

With features like World Time with 43 Cities and a true 24 hour alarm this watch is perfect for the world traveler. Or someone who needs to keep track of several time zones. Perhaps you have a daughter in New York and a loved one deployed in Iraq. You can easily keep track of the times in both locations as well as you own 'home' time zone. Each time zone is automatically set based off of your 'home' time so you don't have to do a thing. Just set the time like you normally do and every other time zone is automatically updated. Viewing them is as easy as scrolling thru them in order. By far the easiest world time feature to use of any that I have tried.

A 24 hour alarm means you can set the alarm for a specific time and the alarm only goes off at that time. Many watches feature a 12 hour alarm which means if you set the alarm for 6:00, it will go off at both 6:00am and 6:00pm. With the SST you can set the alarm for 6:00am and you don't have to worry about it going off later that evening when you don't need it.

This watch also feature a 99 Minute Count-Down Timer. This feature can be set for any 1 minute increments between 1 and 99 minutes. Simply set it for the desired time (say 15 minutes) and start the count down. Once the timer reaches "0" an alarm will sound to let you know the timer has expired. Very handy for timing anything. Say you are multi-tasking, cooking BBQ and prep work. Set the timer and start working. When the alarm sounds you know it's time to check those ribs. There really are 100's of uses for this function. Very handy.

Of course, once again, the Chronograph is the star of the show. This is a true 24 hour Chronograph. Not a 12 hour or 30 minute chrono you find in most watches... 24 hours! There really is almost nothing you can't time. The 24 hour race at Le Mans? No problem! Not only that, but full split time functionality, Average Speed Calculation and a 20 Lap Memory! This means that the last 20 lap time are actually stored in an internal memory that you can pull up and review at a later date. There really isn't any better chronograph on the market.

Couple all that with bright LED backlight and you have one of the best watches available anywhere. Not to mention the Eco-Drive technology. True Quartz accuracy and No Battery to replace ever!

With a beautiful design and features like this, what other watch could compete? This is exactly why we pick the new SST as this holiday's big hit. And to top it all off, this watch is available in three different styles (pictured below). Stainless Steel, Titanium and the Limited Edition all Black Titanium.

The Limited Edition upgrades the Glass Crystal to a Genuine Sapphire Crystal and is the ONLY Black Titanium Citizen watch offered in North America. It really is the Ultimate Version of this watch available. This version is limited to only 1500 pieces so if you want one you need to act quickly. Each Limited Edition comes in a beautiful wooden gift box and is individually numbered and certified. This will likely be sold out for the
holiday season.

It is also important to note that the Limited Edition is NOT available from Online Dealers. This watch is only available directly through you favorite Citizen Dealer. For more information call us Toll Free at 1-888-243-6329.

Learn more about the Citizen SST, with more pictures and a close-up view at the Citizen Promaster SST Gemday Website. You can purchase it there, too, at a great price.