20 Most Recent Citizen Eco-Drive BL5184-56L Wrist Watch Questions & Answers


Try this method. Set the date until it reads a couple of days in the past and then set the correct time. Of course do not touch your date or time settings between the hours of 9PM-1AM. Wait until the next day, then move the hour hand forward until you reach the current date with the correct time.

Citizen... | Answered on May 02, 2013


Take it to a jewelery store where they have the equipment to deal with the problem.

Citizen... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011


mcdevito75 here, You should be able to press MODE until you see alarm on the display then simlpy press set for on/off of the alarm. Once set, press MODE again to return to time display.

Citizen... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


I would suggest taking to the jeweler you bought it from. But here is a link to Citizen that will help you in your search for instructions to do it yourself:

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/faqs.asp?topic=Bracelet Sizing
Best regards

Citizen... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010


mcdevito75 here, Yes, that"s a good price for a Citizen watch.

Citizen... | Answered on Jul 06, 2010


The chronograph will only run for 59 minutes 59.95 seconds.

If you do not have a set on instructions for your watch, you can find one on their web site (citizen.com)

When there, click on "technical support" and the on "setting instructions" and fill in the number off the back of your watch.


Citizen... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010


If it has a screw down crown then depress and rotate clockwise until tight. If not you can't lock it down.

Citizen... | Answered on Jul 25, 2009


The Citizen Eco Drive watches use special recharchable batteries.
I started collecting a couple of watches and I noticed sometimes a jeweler replaces them with an ordinary battery. The watch will work and at the same time it will try to recharge this one until it explodes! In newer models they made it harder to use the non-rechargable ones by adding a special connector or clip to the rechargable battery types.
Okay, if you say your battery goes bad, or watch does not run okay? It may have lost the charge over time. First thing to try is to leave it on the window sill so the dial is in the sun. It will start ticking, but please leave it out there for 3 days to a week. The seconds hand will tick irregularly in steps of one and two seconds, to show you it wants you to readjust the time, as it knows it has lost time. Adjust the time and it should run smoothly.
The seconds hand should run in single second steps, if it takes steps regularly, but every 3 seconds or so, it tries to tell you that its power level is going down. It will be able to continue for one or two days, but you should get it into the sun more often.
Charging the battery under a lamp is possible, however this heats up the watch and this may reduce battery life. As long as the watch keeps running I believe it should keep good time. It is quartz anyway. If this is not the case, and a good sunbath does not help, the mechanism could be running heavy, possibly due to overheating the watch; no help there...
If you need to know more about the Eco Drive, look for detail tech manuals for all types here: http://www.citizenwatch.com/downloads/tech/tech.htm
Those are great watches as long as you remember it needs light to charge.

Citizen... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009


Try this link and pay special attention on how to find your particular watch movement.
http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/settings.asp

Citizen... | Answered on Apr 10, 2009


You may or may not have arrows inside bracelet. Arrows are pointing the way the pins must come out.
First you have to find out what sort of pins or even screws are used to keep links together.
Examine both bracelet sides and find the side where pin ends have a groove.
Start with a tiny screwdriver and unscrew one of the screws. If it turns, but doesn't come out, that means you have a pins instead.
For removing pins the best would be pin removing tool (approx.5GBP on ebay), but it's possible to do the job without it.
Take a hardened steel needle and blunt the sharp end to the approx. size of pin end diameter using any sharpening stone or sandpaper. Get an old towel and fold it to make a soft base for work (like small cusion). As you don't have a special bracelet holder you will need a pair of helping hands to hold the bracelet steady upright. You will need small hammer and pair of flat nose pliers as well.
NOTE: The pins MUST be driven split end out first, not vice versa. Make sure that the grooved pin ends are facing towel, not the needle and hammer!!!
Now place the watch on the folded towel, take that needle and smallest hammer you have and start driving the pin out using light blows. Do Not hit hard, as you will brake the needle, scratch your watch or even injure yourself. Watchmakers are using 45 gram hammer, so, calculate your strength of blows.
After a few blows check if the split end is coming out and when you see that the end is long enough to grab it with pliers, pull the pin out with pliers. When pulling, do NOT turn pliers, as pins tend to brake when twisted. Use firm grip and your strength to pull the pin without twisting.
After shortening the bracelet or adding extra link(s) make sure that the pins go back EXACTLY the same way as they came out- the blunt end first in the hole and the split (grooved) end last. Before doing that check remaining pins in bracelet to make sure that you put them back from the right side of bracelet.
It is recommended to use plastic hammer to drive pins back in or you will scratch or damage bracelet. If plastic hammer is not available use an old toothbrush handle (or some plastic item) as an absorber. Simply put pin into the hole as deep as you can with your fingers, put the toothbrush handle on split pin end and hit handle, not the pin.
Make sure that pin ends are flush with bracelet. If needed- hit few more times.
Job done!
If you do not want to do it yourself, any jeweler will do it in a matter of few minutes.
Don't forget to rate, please.

Citizen... | Answered on Apr 09, 2009


can someone tell me were I can find an owners manual for my watch? my modle is 271064

Citizen... | Answered on Nov 02, 2008


sir i wan manual of eco drive watch

Citizen... | Answered on Jul 31, 2008

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