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Citizen PMV65-2241 and PMV65-2242

Posted by wristwatch on July 3, 2007


The newest additions to the Promaster SKY line, the PMV65-2241 and PMV65-2242. The PMV65-2241 was presented at Bazelworld 2007 as the Citizen Skyhawk JY0000-53E. The worldwide radio reception has made this watch ready for a worldwide audience. Loaded with features for the frequent traveller. The world time feature makes it easy to keep track of time wherever you go. It’s like as soon as you put on the watch, there’s no further need to adjust it, like fire and forget. The radio reception function makes sure you always have the right time. Though the dial is a bit busy with all the things going around, it’s still easy to read.

* Powered by Eco-Drive
* Precision ±15 seconds/month
* Weight 126g
* Thickness 15.6mm
* Hard titanium case + DLC
* Curved sapphire glass (both sides nonreflective coating)
* World time alarm
* Timer
* World Time
* Perpetual Calendar
* Coordinated universal time indication (UTC)
* 1/100 chronograph (24 hours)
* Fixed time reception function
* Forced reception function
* Power reserve meter
* Overcharge prevention function
* Aeronautical sliderule bezel
* Worldwide radio reception
* Antimagnetic
* Limited to 3,000 pieces a year (PMV65-2242)
* 2.5 years power reserve (power saving mode)
* Retail Price PMV65-2241 ¥ 126,000.00
* Retail Price PMV65-2242 ¥ 157,500.00

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201 Responses to “Citizen PMV65-2241 and PMV65-2242”

  1. D Harris said

    Where can the PMV 2242 be purchased

  2. wristwatch said

    Where are you located?

    • paul said

      hello seller
      hope fine if so glory be to God am MR paul morris from california i saw your advert posted online and am interested
      in purchasing your item and i will be GLAD IF YOU CAN Felix Get back to me with your last price and condition….

  3. D Harris said

    UK

  4. wristwatch said

    Well, currently they’re only available in Japan. You can ask either Seiya-san or Higuchi-san to sell it to you, I can guarantee that these two guys are very reliable. Their websites are as follows:

    http://www.higuchi-inc.com/index-e.html
    http://www.seiyajapan.com/

    • Copilli said

      I want to thank you for pointing me to Seiyajapan’s direction. I corresponded with Seiya-san for a couple of emails, and finally decided to place my order. My watch arrived today (5 days later). It is quite stunning, Thanks again for the referral Wristwatch!

  5. Shun said

    I’m in Japan and the black one is hard to get here. I ordered one today and I will get it around mid-September, hopefully. The other one (PMV65-2241) is pretty popular too, but it is not limited and easier to find. It is a shame that they don’t sell them in Europe or America. I don’t think you would have any trouble using it, because it can receive the radio signal not only from Japan, but also from Colorado, and Germany. (not from UK, though) Good luck purchasing it!

  6. wristwatch said

    It’s pretty hard to get the black versions alright, because the production is limited to 3000 units a year. Shun, when you get yours, kindly write a short review to let the rest of us know how it is. You can send me some pics too if you want and I’ll have them posted above. 🙂

  7. Shun said

    Alright. I can do that. If anybody has some specific questions about that product, I think I can answer them, too. I’m looking forward to taking it in my hands.

  8. wristwatch said

    Good luck and looking forward to your review!

  9. IanW said

    Seiya-san has stopped selling watches for the time being due to his health.
    Higuchi-san doesn’t list the black version at all.

    Are there any other places I could get one sent to the UK?

  10. wristwatch said

    IanW,

    I suggest you go and write Higuchi-san and ask if he could get the black version for you. I’ve ordered several watches from him that aren’t in his website. It’s pretty tough getting this watch out of Japan, except for Ebay, which I do not suggest you try.

    wristwatch

  11. IanW said

    Thanks for that: I did as you suggested, and indeed he can get it. I’m just waiting to find out how I can pay him now 🙂

  12. wristwatch said

    Great news. Let me know how it goes and I hope you enjoy your watch. Come back and share your experiences when you get it.

  13. Paximadia said

    I ordered the 2242 from Seiya san on September 9th but he became ill on the 10th. He closed his site, but not before refunding my money. I wish him a speedy recovery.

    Why would you not buy one via Ebay? That’s what I did and it is due in a couple of days!?

  14. wristwatch said

    Well, most of the time prices on Ebay are much higher. After sales service isn’t as good as well. If you get a good deal and great service with an ebayer, share your experiences over here, we’ll be glad to hear of it.

  15. Gloria said

    I live in Houston, Texas. Where can I buy the Citizen PMV65-2241 ? Thanks

  16. wristwatch said

    Hello Gloria,

    The PMV65-2241 is not available in the USA. You might want to consider the JY0000-5E.

    https://japwatches.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/citizen-skyhawk-jy0000-53e/

    The difference is that the case and bracelet of the JY0000-5E are made of stainless steel and the glass is mineral crystal. But if your heart is set on the PMV65-2241, then you can contact Higuchi-san, he’ll ship it to you from Japan.

    http://www.higuchi-inc.com/index-e.html

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  17. Paximadia said

    I ordered the 2242 via Ebay for USD 1165 including shipping to Amsterdam. I got the watch 7 days later. That price is indeed somewhat more expensive than via Seiya-san (USD 1088), but absolutely worth it for this beautiful watch. The 2242 was nicely wrapped, fully charged and the package came with a beautiful Japanese postcard. I received everything in good order.

    The radio reception works perfectly (something I did not have much confidence in) and it is fun to see all the hands moving when moving to the correct time.

    Ok, back to playing now!!

    This is the website of the supplier.

  18. wristwatch said

    Thanks for the share! At least this gives people around here the alternative to buy from somewhere else aside from Japan. Besides the difference in price is not that great.

  19. hogrider said

    The PMV65-2242, is indeed, available to the US market

    I just received the outrageous PMV65-2242 where I purchased it on Ebay from joynetcafe buyitnow for 1150.oo. Super quick 2 day shipping straight fom japan, with Sunday delivery via USPS for $15.00

    I’m not advertising for them, or Ebay, but just letting you know it can be had.

    Current auction prices are slightly less @ $850 or so.

    This one has all white letters and other face items instead of the one that has some orange letters and face items. From what I have seen so far, there must be at least two variations of the 2242 coming from Japan. I personally like the white better for the contrast with my increasingly poor eyesight. So for anyone who has some eyesight issues, I can attest to this being very easy to see. As far as the other dials…they are somewhat smaller and they may be difficult to see without my specticles.

    The size of the watch body is very big,just as I expected and like. The sapphire crystal is MUCH MUCH clearer and it really makes all the face items stand out, Another neat feature is that the small rectangles that replace the numbers on the face have both phosphoresence and shiny metal, so the combination of the super clear crystal and the shiny metal is great, although you may want to take this off while swimming as it may attract sharks (I do not intend to wear this one even in the shower)

    Haven’t quite mastered all the features, but neat one is that it puts all the hands and numbers back to 0000 the calibrate, this takes about 20 seconds while all the hands spin around like crazy trying to find 0000, then they all have to spend another 20 seconds finding their original position.

    All for now

  20. Bond said

    Anyone know how to make the band smaller on the PMV65-2242?

  21. Werner said

    There is pin held in place by a sleeve which is seated inside the link. If you don’t want to buy a link removing tool, you can push the pin through with a small paperclip. I have had better luck with a small jewelers screwdriver which had the tip filed flat because paperclips usually don’t have consistent diameters. Anyway, you can get a small piece of wood and drill a hole in it so when you push out the pin, it has somewhere to go. Be careful not to lose the sleeve which can fall out of the recess in the link. You can no experiment with the number of links until it fits correctly. Just don’t use the sleeves until you determine the right number of links. When finished, insert the sleeves again, place the links together and push in the pins until they are centered in the link.

  22. Werner said

    More on bracelet adjustment.

    There should be an arrow on the back of the links in line with the pin. I don’t have this particular watch, but every Citizen pilot style watch (and my new Atessa) has had this system. Also, on all my Citizens, the friction sleave is closer to the side away from the arrow, so pushing in the opposite direction of the arrow frees the pin from the sleeve more quickly.

    Feel free to ask more questions if you’d like.

  23. kramsam said

    I just ordered my first ProMast PMV65-2242 from Seiya San- & spoke with him as well- he is out of the woods & is back in business- he has promised to ship it out tomorrow- I am looking forward to receivng my first Citizen…..

  24. Jason said

    Same here, Kramsam, I ordered the ATV53-2834 from him, but it will be about 3 weeks before I get it, because he is ordering it from Citizen. It appears that there was a slight problem with a small defect on this watch, so he is ordering a new one direct. I’m glad he is back in business. Hopefully whatever he is going through is over now…as I know he’s been out a few times now because of it.

  25. Richard said

    I contacted Seiya San and he said he would answer any questions I had. I sent another email and have not heard anything back from him since Thursday.
    Are both the PMV65-2241 and the 2242 titanium?
    The 2241 looks like it’s still stainless steel.
    Is it worth going for the 2242 if I like the look of the 2241?

  26. Werner said

    All the specifications I’ve read say that the 2241 is all titanium – it’s the coating on the 2242 that gives it the dark color.

  27. Richard said

    Excellent, many thanks 🙂

  28. Mike said

    Hello everyone
    I would like to ask about the braselet of PMV 2242. I mean how does look the place where braselet is connected to the watch case, is it stiff or maybe loose when you for example wear this watch near wrist? The braselet is connected to the watch case with only two links, like for example in Timex T3B921, which in my opinion doesn’t look very solid, opposite to Citizens JR3155-54E model with more “solid” looking braselet. Could anyone please inform me about this braselet, because in the past I had lost 2 of my watches because of the weak connection braselet- watch case.
    PS: forgive me if my english is poor- I leave in Poland:)

  29. Ivor said

    Sorry guys but I’m a wee bit lost here. Can someone explain to me the difference between the 2241 and 2242 model ?
    Also is the JY0000-53E model different from the above ?
    Cheers

  30. Ivor said

    Oh I forgot one more question.
    Has anyboby in the UK bought watches from the Japanese sites mentioned above ?
    If so did you pay any tax or custom duty on the price ?
    Also how much is the postage approximately ?

  31. Jason said

    Ivor, It looks like to me, that the 2241 is in the picture to the left, and the 2242 is the one on the right. The 2242 looks like the entire watch is in DLC, which makes the watch a black color, and also protects the watch. The 2241 does not appear to have DLC, at least, on the band.

    I live in the US, but generally, the two Japanese sellers listed above include shipping in the price, so you don’t pay any more for that. I will tell you that they do list the correct price on the customs forms, unlike some other people, so you may have to pay duty on that purchase (I’ve never had to pay it for the 4 or so watches I’ve bought from Japan, but maybe I’ve been lucky).

  32. Werner said

    The JY0000-53E is the american version that has the same features but it’s all stainless steel. It’s a lot heavier as a result.

  33. Ahaku said

    Looks like to me the JY0000-53E is more better looking although its all stainless steel.

  34. Mike said

    Hello
    Could anyone send some pictures of PMV65-2241 or PMV65-2242 on wrist? Maybe a link or here is my e-mail: dapun@tlen.pl I appreciate any help.

  35. Ahaku said

    Hello Everyone
    It would be great if anyone would also be able to send some pictures of PMV65-2241 or PMV65-2242 on wrist? Maybe a link or here is my e-mail: ahaku@hotmail.com Thank you.

  36. Dan said

    Hello all,

    I have just started looking for a watch to replace my GMT Master II and this PMV65-2242 has definitely caught my attention. It has everything I would require to get me to give up the Rolex. Maybe someone here can enlighten me about how Citizen works regarding these Japan market only series. Do they eventually start showing up in the US market or stay only available in Japan. If they do eventually make it to the US market are we talking about more or less than a year. If they never make it over or it is a year or more, then I will go ahead an get one from Japan. I have a request in to Higuchi-san for a price quote, but have not heard back from him yet. There is a message on the Seiya-san website saying it is temporarily shut down as he has become ill again. Thanks in advance.

  37. Bo said

    Dan, my name is Bo, and I just placed an order for the stainless steel model a few days ago. Now I come across this site and realised there is a titanium version of this watch. I did find a couple of them on Ebay at a couple of sellers that seem reputable. If you do a search for Citizen PMV65-2241 Promaster they should come up…..yes, they are in Japan.

    I placed an email to Citizen to see if there is anything they can do for citizens of the USA. I will keep you posted via this board if I hear anything.

  38. Bo said

    Hello Bo
    We have good news for you. There is a titanium version being introduced sometime this spring. It is different from the Japanese version in that it will not feature duratect coating and a sapphire crystal. The good news is that it will carry a U.S 5 year warranty and retail for 795.00. With the retailer discounting that takes place, you should be able to find it for less than retail.
    If you have your hear set on the Japanese version, you would have to find a retailer that will send to you in the U.S. as we cannot sell the watch here.

    Sincerely
    Customer Service
    COA

    To: customerservice_us@citizenwatch.com
    cc:

    Subject: [SPAM] Citizen PMV65-2241 and PMV65-2242

    Dear Customer Service,

    I have been the proud owner of the Citizen Navihawk Blue Angel Promaster watch for almost ten years now. It has not given me any trouble. Now I see the Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk JY0000-53E
    and I will be getting one of those. The only drawback I see is the watch’s heavy weight, just like my Navihawk. I know this comes in Titanium. I would like one of those. I also see it is only being
    offered in Japan. I am not going to Japan as I live in California. What can you do for me on this one?

    A happy customer will tell 1,000 people aka other potential customers!!

  39. Bo said

    Hello Bo
    We have good news for you. There is a titanium version being introduced sometime this spring. It is different from the Japanese version in that it will not feature duratect coating and a sapphire crystal. The good news is that it will carry a U.S 5 year warranty and retail for 795.00. With the retailer discounting that takes place, you should be able to find it for less than retail.
    If you have your hear set on the Japanese version, you would have to find a retailer that will send to you in the U.S. as we cannot sell the watch here.

    Sincerely
    Customer Service
    COA

  40. Erich Baumeister said

    Hi everyone!

    I would like some info from knowledgeable people, and this site seems to be the right one!

    I live in Germany and have identified various sources (US and Japanese) for this watch, but nobody seems to be able to answer some to me pretty simple questions…

    What I want is:

    *) the titanium casing – with DLC is very nice but not absolutely necessary (is this one of the differences between the PMV65-2242 and -2241 ?)…

    *) and Duratect (I have gleened only the vaguest idea of what this is, but it sounds like something I want)…

    *) and the sapphire crystal lens…

    *) and the dials withOUT the yellow (or orange or gold or whatever) color – i.e. the only color I’ll see is on the battery charge indicator hand. Everything else is white on black.

    So… what watch number is the one I want? I *think* it’s the PMV65-2242, but I really haven’t heard anyone definitively give the difference between this one and the -2241. Anyone want to try? (I don’t mean this sarcastically!)

    And one more point: I personally refuse to wear the stainless band or the rubber one either – I’ll buy a decent leather band and I wonder how difficult it is to remove the rubber one or the stainless one completely and replace it with leather.

    THNX!!!
    Erich

  41. D2 said

    Erich,
    You’ll find info on Duratect here:
    https://japwatches.wordpress.com/faq/

    https://japwatches.wordpress.com/faq/duratech/

  42. David said

    I just got an Attesa ATV53-2833 and a PMV65-2841 which I started enjoying wearing every other day. As far as functions are concerned, both are identical. The Attesa is dressier while the 2841 is sportier. Both are made of Duratech Titanium and very light even on my smallish wrist. I also have a Skyhawk AT JY0000-53E in my Citizen collection which is identical in looks and functions to the 2841. The only difference is that the 2841 is made of Duratech Titanium and sapphire crystal instead of Stainless Steel and Mineral Crystal of the JY0000-53E. The 2841 looks much clearer and clean due to the sapphire crystal.
    I am in California and radio reception works great. I think the only difference between the 2841 and the 2842 is DLC coating.

  43. D2 said

    Hi David,

    Did you mean PMV65-2241 in your last post vs -2841 (2nd digit after – is 2 vs 8)?

    I bet your JY0000-53E feels like a lead weight compared to the PMV65-2841.

    I have a an Attesa ATV53-2833 too! Are you aware that you can fine-adjust the band length on it without any tools?

  44. lawrence said

    how can we place order from Nigeria for citizen wrist watch pmv65-2242

    BRD

  45. David said

    Oops. Yes, I meant PMV-2241. I probably had ATV53-2833 in mind. Sorry for the mistake.
    Yes, I am aware of the fine-tuning function of the band. Thanks.
    I can feel the difference between the JY0000-53E & the PMV65-2241 in weight and crystal clarity. I might want to sell the JY0000-53E in favor of the PMV65-2241. I wear the 2241 and the Attesa 2833 alternatively.

  46. Fanaddict said

    Hello everyone!
    I’ve been looking for the PMV65-2242 on Ebay and I found several watches of the same type, prices are varieting between $600 – $900. The seller’s name is Kodai_2008 and my question is if there is anyone who had bought something from him. I would like to know if he is reliable, so it would help me a lot if someone share’s his experience with Kodai_2008.

    Thanks!

  47. Adi said

    Hi everyone

    I was also looking for the PMV65-2242 on ebay and on different websites. The Price on ebay is currently $700. The seller’s name is the same as above mentioned (Kodai_2008). Fanaddict did you already purchase a watch from him?
    Does somebody have any Info’s regarding this seller?

    Thanks a lot

  48. Danko said

    Dutch Marine or anyone out there, know what’s MODA group? Confirm you can get the watch for 303 euros?

  49. Fanaddict said

    Adi, yesterday I transferred the money for the PMV65-2242 to Kodai_2008 and I hope the package will deliver in about 7 days. I’ll mention it when I received it.

    Fanaddict

  50. Anish said

    Can some one explain the world time feature to me.Say for example if I am no where near an atomic clock(india)would the watch automatically adjsut it self to the indian time ?

  51. Norm said

    I bid on and won an auction on E-Bay for a PMV65-2241 from Kodai_2008 for $585 plus $15 shipping. Others have been selling as low as $500, but most go for about $550. I paid as soon as the auction closed and the watch arrived in Los Angeles 7 days later from Japan. The package included all original Citizen packaging, but this was additionally wrapped in multiple layers of bubble wrap. It was very well protected. The Citizen packaging did not look like it had been tampered with as all original documentation was inside with the watch. The manual is in both Japanese and English. The Warranty card is only in Japanese, but it is of no use in the US anyway. All in all, I would say this was a great buying experience and I am very pleased with the watch.

  52. Norm said

    Just went to take some links out of the band of the PMV65-2241. Werner’s description above of how to remove the pins to take out links is very helpful. However, you must push the pin in the direction of the arrow on the link in order to disengage it from the sleeve most quickly. I pushed the first pin in the opposite direction to the arrow as Werner suggests and had to push it almost all the way out of the link. I am using a small straightened paperclip with a pair of needle nose pliers and it works fine.

  53. D2 said

    Anish,
    The world time feature allows you to see the time for you home city in the analog display, and the time or date for another city in the digital display. There are 43 pre-programmed worldwide cities in this watch. In the pictures at the top of this page, the home city is TYO and the secondary city is NYC.

    The watch does not have any way to know what home city (time zone) it is in or where it is in the world – you must set it for your local home city and secondary city you are interested in.

    Once you have the home city set correctly, if you live an a region where the watch can pick up the US, European, or Japanese atomic transmitters, then the watch would adjust itself to the correct home time after it receives the atomic signal. In your watch is not in a region where reception is successful, you must set the watch time yourself.

    If my watch home city is set for New York City (NYC) and I flew to Los Angeles (LAX), my watch would still pick up the atomic signal from Fort Collins, Colorado, but it would still display NYC time in the analog display until I changed the watch’s home time zone from NYC to LAX.

  54. G said

    I also bought a Citizen PMV65-2242 from Kodai_2008; the overall experience is good although his communication is very poor but shipping is fast and his watch is excellent. You just have to be patient with Souji Suzuki.

    It only takes 4 working days to get the watch (Japan to New Zealand), the packing is over-protected

  55. Fanaddict said

    Hello G, I bought the PMV65-2242 from Kodai_2008 now 2 weeks ago but haven’t received anything yet. I doubt it that I will still receive it. I live in the Netherlands, a little bit further away than New Sealand, but I can’t think it would take up more than two weeks shipping the package.
    Do you or does someone have an email address from Kodai_2008 so I can ask him whether he already has send it or whether he still has to do it. I don’t hope my 800 dollars aren’t for nothing and that he is a big fraud. If he is I do like to inform everybody who tends to buy an item from him because he isn’t reliable and can’t be thrust.

    Fanaddict

  56. LOCO3776 said

    Tuesday morning 2/5/08,I filed the first step of a dispute with Paypal,the one where you send a message to the seller.Well, at 5pm I got a message from Kodai_2008 apologizing for the delay and that it had been shipped!He also included an EMS tracking number.
    So, try the dispute route, it seems to work! The pmv65-2242 just cleared customs in SF .Ordered it on Jan 28
    Good Luck, Rob- LOCO3776

  57. Fanaddict said

    I checked my email and received a message from kodai that he has shipped the package. I also got a shipping number from EMS so I can track the package, now it has arrived in Amsterdam but it has been stuck for 4 days at the message ‘awaiting presentation customs commissioner’. Can anyone tell me what this message means?

    Thanks,
    Fanaddict

  58. Erich said

    Hello Fanaddict,

    Fanaddict, I hate to have to tell you, but you (and everybody else in the European Union) will have to pay VAT on this. That´s what the comment “awaiting presentation customs commissioner” probably means. I had an additional €115 to pay, and this does take the joy out of the purchase a tad.

    I too bought a PMV65-2242 from Kodai_2008 and can tell the world: forget ALL contact with this seller! He simply does NOT respond to anything you write him, no matter how dire. The EMS number he supplied me for example was NOT correct and I could NOT follow the shipment. (I wrote him that this was the case, but got no response.)

    I cannot say whether the watch was packed well for shipment, because the German customs clowns opened it up and tossed the naked Citizen showcase-box loosely into a carton where it could bounce around just great, and sent it to the German representative of Citizen for his approval for delivery to me (that it was not a counterfeit item). Okay, that´s not the seller´s fault, but if he had responded to my mails, I might have been able to intercept the package at customs and avoid the mess I ended up with. (It certainly did give the watch a chance to prove its stability and shock-resistance, though, as it now keeps time quite well.)

    Tot ziens!
    Airbaumi

  59. Adi said

    Hi Guys

    I just bought the PMV65-2242 from a Swiss reseller (860.- CHF) which bought the watch from http://www.seiyajapan.com/. I got even an international guarantee on it. I guess Kodai_2008 isn’t selling anymore! I think he changed his account to yamato_2007 because he’s selling the exact same watches with the same ebay-page design.

    I’m very pleased with the watch I got. It is quiet big (thick) but has ton’s of great features that a pilot like me can hopefully use sometimes ;-).

    Good luck with the customs

  60. Erich said

    I wrote a posting several months ago that I would buy a leather band for my PMV65-2242. Now I have the thing (I will post my comments about the watch itself separately), but I read somewhere that the metal band functions as the receiver for the daily radio updates for precision-setting. Does anyone know anything about this? If I replace the metal band with a leather one, will I no longer receive updates? (In that case I would probably revert to the metal band, but then I would have spent the money for the leather band in vain.)

    Thnx,
    Erich

    P.S.: I can only confirm what Adi just wrote about our Japanese supplier, but he must fluctuate between “Kodai_2008” and “Yamato_2007” because I knew him under the latter name from last fall (“2007”!) [And Adi: CHF 860 is a TREMENDOUSLY good price! Care to let us know how to contact this seller? Bütte, bütte! 😉 ]

  61. Erich said

    I recently bought a PMV65-2242 and would like to share my impressions and opinions with you. Where to start?

    *) Weight. The thing weighs a ton. And I bought the titanium version; I can only imagine what the stainless one is like. One arm´s got to hang a couple o´ inches lower than the other. Good thing I wanted a heavy watch, ´cause this fits the bill to a T. (My titanium Navitimer is so light I thought the seller had ripped me off and that the casing was hollow…)

    *) Size. It´s exactly the size indicated in all the propaganda, but it just doesn´t look as large to me as I thought it would. For me, the larger the better, so I was unpleasantly surprised.

    *) The anti-glare glass is quite nice. It´s a pain with my Navitimers to wiggle my wrist around in strong lighting just to see what time it is. It´s not perfect, but it is much better.

    *) It glows in the dark just great! I can really see what time it is when the light´s been out for hours, something that´s a weak point with my Navitimers (I own three). But I am a pilot and must assess this watch to be great for my pre-flight work – at home at the table. In a cockpit the vibrations and lack of light make this unit in my opinion worthless. My Aristo Aviat E6-B flight computer – a circular slide rule of 13 cm (5½ inch) diameter – doesn´t fit on my wrist, but is 100 times better, even in a cramped cockpit.

    *) The LCD display is illuminated. This works very well and should have been on the Navitimer.

    *) The minute hand doesn´t click every 20 seconds like on the Navitimer (and on my Breitling); it is constantly in motion. (I think that´s even neater that way, but some users may not.)

    *) The Navitimers were first issued in approx. 1994. That means their technology is not exactly fresh and up-to-date, but on the other hand it certainly does not mean it is not good. Let me list a few really neat features from the Navitimer that Citizen decided to go downhill on and not to build into their series “PMV65-2242” (just where DOES Citizen get these ridiculous IDs from? – it reminds me of the Monty Python bit: “…after 6 p.m. RST22-5578…”):

    *) Are the big hands in the way of the LCD window when you´re trying to read it or do some setting or other? No problem: it is soooo sexy with the Navitimers to press a button and have these two hands swing up to 12 and stay there until you´re done. Then each goes its own way back where it belongs when you press the button again. Of course it keeps the correct time internally. This new model can´t do that. Why not? Not only is it not sexy, the hands really *are* in the way if you´re trying to do any work with the LCD window between 2 and 4 o´clock, because the hour hand covers up the window. And if it´s between x:10 and x:20, the minute hand completely blocks your view.

    *) You can´t make the UTC timezone in the LCD display go away. With the Navitimer you could make it disappear just like any other timezone you didn´t want to have cluttering up your display, but with the new model it is always there, whether you want it or not. A step backward.

    *) And then there is the LCD window itself. On the Navitimer it was quite well-sized (and easy to read!), but on the PMV65-2242 it´s roughly *half* the size, although the face of the watch itself is almost 30% larger. They decided that having an extra-big knobbie at 3:00 o´clock (I guess it´s for those customers who don´t know that that position means 3:00 o´clock…) was better than a large LCD window, so they made the LCD window half as big. The only thing that´s noticeably bigger on the new model is the font of the brandname “Citizen.” That´s almost twice as big. I don´t think they asked a customer what he or she felt was more important.

    *) The *background* color of the LCD display is noticeably darker than on the Navitimers, so discerning the black numbers and letters on it is even more difficult. Why, why, why???

    *) The smaller analogue dials are larger on the Navitimer than on the PMV65-2242, although the latter has almost 30% more surface area to work with. Any idea why Citizen did that? I don´t.

    *) Can anybody tell me why the PMV65-2242 has a second hand, when one centimeter away there is a permanent LCD display telling you exactly what second you´re at? I suppose it´s for when you have the display mode set to calendar or if you want to see how close you are to the time-correcting radio sender (like you don´t know this anyway…), but I think a watch without a second hand (like the Navitimers) is great. (With my Breitling you can press a button and it either goes around and around once a minute like a good second hand should, or it jumps to 12 and just sits there. That´s the way it can – and should – be done: let the customer decide.)

    *) A criticism of the Navitimer as well is simply this: why is there a 24-hour analogue dial with just an hour hand telling you whether it´s a.m. or p.m.? Anybody ever think about looking out the window? I really do know if it´s 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning; I don´t need a complete dial to tell me that. In my opinion this dial is a total waste. What they could have done is allow us to set that dial to a different time zone, allowing us to see three time zones at once, without even pressing a button. Or to a half-hour time zone like India or Nova Scotia. But there it is, permanently fixed to the large analogue hands. In case you´re in a windowless room, I guess, and can´t remember when you slept last.

    *) Here´s a secret for those of you who´ve read this far: You *can* set both of these watches to indicate 3 (three!) different 24-hour timezones – all at the same time. No pushing buttons, no twisting knobs, no computations in your head. How? Simple: set the zero setting of the analogue UTC dial not to 24, but rather to the timezone you want, measured *from* UTC. San Diego for example is eight hours behind UTC in the winter, so you set the UTC analogue dial to 16 o´clock. Set your big hands to Frankfurt and your digital to Sydney and you´re done. All three 24-hour timezones at the same time. Granted, you have to re-set the zero-setting of your UTC dial when SD goes to daylight savings and again when it goes back to winter time, but resetting it twice a year is a small price. The point is: it can be done without visiting a watchmaker. (I live in Frankfurt and my relatives are in San Diego and Sydney – this is why I looked for and bought this watch.)

    *) And here´s the last nit I want to pick: Every 24-hour analogue watch/clock I have ever seen is wrong by 180°. They all start with 24 at the top when it should be at the bottom of the face! Let´s get philosophical for just a moment: what does the hour hand on a 24-hour face really do? It points to the sun as it travels through the sky. And where is the sun at 12 o´clock noon? Right: straight up. Not straight down. So in my example above, I set my UTC analogue zero-position for San Diego not to 16 o´clock, but rather to 4 o´clock and simply ignore the printed numbers on the dial. They´re off by 180° anyway…

    All in all? I am really not sure, if I had it to do again, if I would lay out this kind of money for a watch with this amount of things wrong with it. Why did Citizen discontinue some really good features and make some really obvious errors in this watch? It looks to me like they are setting their customers up for the next new model in a few years, with these obvious failings repaired and maybe some new ones built in, but one that we´ll all want to buy again. I don´t know about you, but that thought doesn´t sit too well with me.

    Gruß,
    Erich

    • martin said

      hi Erich!
      thanks for your comments, I read it all 🙂 it was very helpful.
      since you are a pilot many of the disadvantages you mentioned are important for you. I am not a pilot so I can live with that. the only thing that mekes me concered from the list you gave is that you managed to scratched off the DLC coating easily frome the piece of a chain.
      ok, my question – do you want to sell it if you still dont like it un and if you still have it.
      mfg,
      martin

    • martin said

      my mail:
      martins.kauf@inbox.lv
      I think I could buy your watch

  62. JD said

    Citizen announced that they found a problem below.

    U600 movement on Citizen Atomic watches, Attesa & Promaster has a program bug. When the year 2010 comes, the calendar will show a wrong display.

    Please check the product number on case back.serial No. starting with 7, (e.g. 7xxxxx) could have a problem. The watches which serial No. starts with 8, (e.g. 8xxxxx) has no problem. Even if your watch has 7xxxxx, as long as you can see RFN next the product No., that watch has no problem.

  63. D2 said

    JD,
    Where did you read about this 2010 error?

  64. D2 said

    Adding to JDs post:

    Links about Citizen U600 movement software bug causing incorrect date display from February 28, 2010 and beyond:

    Links include information on how to tell if your watch is affected.

    http://www.seiyajapan.com/

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=830748

  65. D2 said

    Adding to JDs post:

    Links about Citizen U600 movement software bug causing incorrect date display from February 28, 2010 and beyond:

    Links include information on how to tell if your watch is affected.

    http://www.seiyajapan.com

    forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=830748

  66. Haig said

    Hello there . I just picked up the the Citizen Skyhawk A-T JY0000-53E. I must say I love this watch. I live in Toronto Canada and am having no problem synching up the time. Everything is working as it should so far. My question is that my city is not one of the pre-set cities in the watch. It claims in the manual that you can add one city , but it doesn’t show you how to do it. Can someone help me with this?

  67. Phil said

    @ Adi (post #59 from February 19, 2008 at 3:34 am)

    I do live in Switzerland too.
    Can you tell me, where you bought the PMV65-2242 in Switzerland?

    Best
    Phil

  68. Erich said

    Correction:

    in my tirade above (#61) I seemed to have confused the word “Navitimer” with “Navihawk.” The watch from Citizen is the “Navihawk,” and that´s the one I mean(t), except where I specifically say Breitling – that´s the Navitimer.

    Sorry,
    Erich

  69. K1dude said

    The US titanium version is out now. It’s the JY0010-50E. MSRP is $795. Most places have it for 25% off = $596. I messed around with one a couple days ago. Very light and very nice. I’ll be waiting for a better price though. I’d pull the trigger around $500 personally.

  70. K1dude said

    I just purchased the JY0010-50E from a highly rated ebay store for $410 + $13.65 S&H. I should have it Monday or Tuesday I suppose. Hopefully it’ll be delivered without incident.

  71. Danko said

    Hi K1, thanks for response. Bought mine from ebay as well.. Should be arriving at doorstep anytime soon..

  72. Phil said

    in addition to JD and D2 posts:

    I contacted the Citizen Customer Support to check about the calender bug.
    They told me, that this anomaly (like they call it) only appears, when the watch receives the signal from Japan or Northamerica. Europe’s signal can be read correct and do not effect the calender-function of our PMV65-224?

    Quote from the email (by Citizen Customer Support):

    For your another inquiry of date problem, please refer to the below information.
    The anomaly will not effect the watch which receives signal from Frankfurt.
    The anomaly will effect those watches which receive signals from Japan and USA.
    When the year 2010 comes, the watch will show the calendar of year 2016 after reception of
    the signal. The reason of this anomaly is due to time code interpretation error for calendar
    indication.

    Hope this info helps.

    Phil

  73. Bert said

    I have exactly the same problem….. can anybody help here? Thanks in advance.

    Haig Says:
    March 2, 2008 at 5:37 am
    Hello there . I just picked up the the Citizen Skyhawk A-T JY0000-53E. I must say I love this watch. I live in Toronto Canada and am having no problem synching up the time. Everything is working as it should so far. My question is that my city is not one of the pre-set cities in the watch. It claims in the manual that you can add one city , but it doesn’t show you how to do it. Can someone help me with this?

  74. Tim said

    I have just recieved a Skyhawk PMV65-2242 as a surprise birthday present from my wife. I say surprise as I had already ordered a Skyhawk A-T JY0000-53E myself on EBay when she told me she had ordered a PMV65-2242 from Kodai in Japan. This necessitated a quick re advert on EBay of the unworn Skyhawk A-T JY0000-53E. However I was very pleased to have both watches for a short time giving me an opportunity to compare. They are both fantastic models and having the same movement provide exactly the same functions. However I feel that the 2242 does give you more for your money accepting that it does cost more. The weight is approx half that of the stainless steel watch and the sapphire lens gives very much improved visibility of the face etc in all lights.I previously had a nice Seiko with a mineral glass lens which became very badly scratched over time, probably due to my carelessness, so the sapphire lens is pretty important to me. One other feature which I appreciate on the 2242 is the sliding adjuster on the clasp. This allows a very accurate fit. The charcoal finish also looks fantastic and hopefully it will resist scratches as advertised. I was pleased to see that the 2242 was etched with RFN on the rear of the case so presumably it has had the software update carried out, not that this vital for use in Europe. The transaction with the seller Kodai was rather quirky as he refused to answer any of our four emails until we put in a complaint via paypal and then replied with a computer translated reply which didnt make much sense. However the watch arrived 27 days after order in perfect condition so no real complaint. Incidentally Kodai has now made all his feedback private and is not at the moment advertising anything for sale — strange, however for the record it seems that most of his customer feedback complained about very slow shipping so maybe he didnt hold stock but only bought in to meet orders.

    The bottom line is that I am absolutely delighted with my watch.

  75. Richard said

    I’ve been contemplating buying a Citizen Skyhawk for some time now. I’m disappointed that Kodai has turned out to be unreliable. $1200 seems a bit pricey.

    I can only seem to find the PMV65-2242 in two places on ebay and they’re both around $1200.

    I live in the UK. Can anyone recommend somewhere suitable to buy one that’s a bit cheaper?

  76. DL said

    I have one extra 2242 which is still a brand-new with hang-tags etc. It comes complete with original maual and warranty (Japanese). I can sell it for $1050 plus shipping. I can be reached at iilbz at yahoo if you are interested.

  77. RK said

    I too am from Toronto and have the same question. The only thing I have been able to find so far is a preset location called “HOM” which allows you to define the hour difference with UTC. The problem is I am not able to rename it to “TOR” or something. I have an older generation Skyhawk and was able to define my own location by hour and name so am surprised that I cannot do it with this latest generation. If someone else has found a way to do this, please share. Much Thanks.

    Haig Says:
    March 2, 2008 at 5:37 am
    Hello there . I just picked up the the Citizen Skyhawk A-T JY0000-53E. I must say I love this watch. I live in Toronto Canada and am having no problem synching up the time. Everything is working as it should so far. My question is that my city is not one of the pre-set cities in the watch. It claims in the manual that you can add one city , but it doesn’t show you how to do it. Can someone help me with this?

  78. paleok said

    The American Ti version has 2 alarms, where as the PMV65-2242 state only world alarm. Is there only one alarm on the Japanese version?

  79. DL said

    Functionally, all of these watches are the same.

  80. Diego said

    British Airways sells the PMV65-2241 for 299 pounds… and says that the real price is 399. It therefore seems that the prices you’ve seen are a litte high, aren’t they?

  81. J.Kluiter said

    i am a certified Citizen dealer in the Netherlands and
    i sell the JY0020-64E for 495,- Euro.
    This is the model with full steel bracelet and Saphire glas.

  82. J.Kluiter said

    i am a certified Citizen dealer in the Netherlands and
    i sell the JY0020-64E for 495,- Euro.
    This is the model with full steel bracelet and Saphire glas.
    info mail : juwelierkluiter@live.nl

    • Raj Dhrochand said

      Hi
      Are you still selling the JY0020-64E? If yes, what is the latest price? Can you ship to Durban in South Africa?
      Best regards
      Raj

  83. Nilanjan Brahma said

    Hey Folks

    I ordered the PMV65-2242 from Higuchi-san yesterday; 122,000Yen (roughly 1150$). Looking forward getting it. Wonder how well the radio technology will work here in the Houston TX area. Reason for this purchase is that i travel an awful lot. Crossing timezones gets confusing after all! I will let you all know what it is like after a few weeks

  84. Di said

    Has anyone experienced a problem with the bezel movement on the PMV65 2242?

  85. Anders said

    Hi Diego
    I have seen the watch on British Airways shop http://www.highlifeshop.com/
    I called them and asked for the modelnumber and it was JY0010-50E, so it is not quite the same. I guess the differens is the clasp on the braceless.
    If any know of other differenses please correct me.

  86. DL said

    The PMV65 series also has sapphire crystal instead of mineral crystal. It also has all Titanium with Duratech and DLC coatings on all over band. It also has embossed back rather than silk screened back. Totally different model if they used the same caliber.

  87. jake said

    Nilanjan Brahma, please post again about what you think of the watch and any faults or things you dislike, i would be very intrested to hear your views.
    many thanks

  88. Karl Haug said

    Just ordered a PMV65-2242 from Higuchi, and am eagerly looking forward to receiving it.

    It was disappointing to discover that Citizen watches sold through US outlets are all well short of the best Citizen makes. For example, the US equivalent of the 2242 has no Duratect hardening, no DLC coating (it uses PVD instead)and a mineral glass(read scratchable) crystal instead of Sapphire. I’m completely at aa loss to understand this. If I were an authorized Citizen dealer, I’d howl!

  89. DL said

    But do not forget to remember the price difference. I would say the 2242 is totally different from USA Skyhawk AT with different model number. It is more like comparing an apple with an orange.

  90. Nilanjan Brahma said

    Folks

    It now has been over a month that i have received and enjoyed the PMV65-2242 (RFN etched). I must say it is a true piece of art. This titanium watch does not weight half as much as my Omega Seamaster. PLUS the fact that i will NEVER need a battery for this one makes it all very interesting! Even in Houston it will synchronize perfectly with the atomic clock of Fort Collins in CO. One does have to find the correct position though, and it even works inside the house. Synchronization time can vary from a couple of minutes up to 10-15 minutes, i guess depending on the signal. The sliderule is pretty interesting too when making a quick conversion/calculation. I have encountered no problems with the bezel as of yet. Since i travel a lot for my work, the timezone settings are very interesting indeed. The sapphire “glass” is gorgeous and the DURATECT finish is amazing. Adjusting the wristband was a little challenge but i got it done eventually. The hands glow very bright in the dark.

    Overall i am very pleased with the watch and use other functions as countdown timer and stopwatch on a regular basis as well. Definitely a winner in my humble opinion!

  91. Simon said

    If you are trying to make your mind up on a purchase – or just browsing – and especially if you’re european, then you might be interested in my experience.

    I rapidly homed in on the Citizen titanium, Eco-drive, radio-synchronised watches as “best of breed” in this area; however I hesitated for some time between the PMV65-224x (which look awefully big) and the ATV53-283x (which look like a cross between a Casio and a stealth fighter).

    Eventually, while checking the Higuchi site, I came across the new ATV53-293x “Jetsetter” model which is based on the 4 region transmitter selectable U680 module. See it here:

    http://www.higuchi-inc.com/ATV53-2932.html

    I think this offers a good compromise and so I placed an order with Higuchi for the all-DLC ATV53-2933. This went very smoothly. I quickly got an acknowledgement email stating when the watch would be despatched (in about 3 days) this was followed up with another mail when it was despatched together with an EMS tracking number. 7 days later (apparently about 3 were spent rattling around customs in Belgium) it was delivered to my door. I had to pay 10 euros for import duty (yes 10!) to the postman. This makes for an all-in price of just under 800 euros.

    Full marks to Higuchi for a very professional and informative service.

    Some first observations:

    1) The watch is a beautiful piece of engineering
    2) It works “out of the box” since someone thoughtfully gave it about half a charge
    3) It is big and heavy compared with a simple dress watch
    4) The DLC finish is a metallic dark grey, very nice – looks just like graphite if that helps
    5) The sapphire glass is extraordinary, it’s bloomed on both sides and is virtually invisible, very slight bluish surface tinge
    6) The (internal) bezel action is very smooth and should stay that way
    7) The wristband consists of solid links – and looks it; easy to take links out with a simple pin
    8) The wristband adjuster is great and gives you + or – a quarter of a link from the base size (good for hot days)

    On the downside I should remark that the internal bezel serves no useful purpose whatsoever (unless you can’t work out “what time is 20 minutes from now”) and takes the place of the numbers (for those who like to see them). The crown is much thinner than the other models I referred to and very hard to pull out on the wrist. The funky, open, weight-saving supports for the operating buttons look like they’re going to fill up with gunge before long. I also have to share most of the observations of Erich back in February on this forum, because they are the same for this watch.

    One final point, how tough is the DLC coating? Answer: not very! I tried a simple modelling knife on a spare link, it scratches with the merest touch and if you scrape the surface the coating comes off in a fine powder. Of course day-to-day use won’t expose you to this, but don’t have any illusions.

    On balance, nonetheless very satisfied and looking forward to many years of good service.

  92. rick said

    just got my model 53. would have liked the japaneese model but didnt know it was available till I found this site. I called citizen to see if it was possible to have the mineral crystal replaced with saphire and the band changed to the fold over lock and was told they would look into it

  93. JonT said

    Let me know what Citizen says.
    I have the US version, JY0005-50E. The bracelet’s stainless steel black plating is getting worn off and I am interested in getting it replaced with the type similar to the -2242 if possible.

    Also-
    Anyone have a place they know of that I can buy from?

  94. Max385 said

    Hello

    I had a nighthawk for 10 years and unfortunately, I broke it. It is not possible to repair it. So I am looking for new Skyhawk AT titanium. The best price I found is at http://www.aircraftspruce.com... Pilot meka… But guys, be aware of replica… See http://www.sales-watches.net/citizen-skyhawk-chrono-watch-JY000053E.html

    Best hunt for best price’s

  95. Erich said

    Attention anyone and everyone who wants to buy this watch! Read this first!

    Don´t *sell yourself* on it! That´s exactly what I did and after a few months I couldn´t stand the sight of the damned thing and resold it through eBay. Lost only about € 200, but am happy to be rid of it.

    I wrote comment #60 last February and since then I came across one more point which was the killer for me: If you want to change the mode (and back again!!!) you have to twist the stem, which is protected by the two big knobbies. I don´t know how you´re supposed to be able to do this without *taking the damned watch OFF*! Great. Just great. Every time you want to see another time zone, another date, do a timing exercise (up or down) or adjust anything, you have to take the thing off. No, Citizen – You designed and made a wonderfully looking piece of junk here!

    Here are my comments again (see #60 above!) almost a year later:

    *) Weight…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) Size…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) The anti-glare glass…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) It glows in the dark…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) The LCD display is illuminated…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) The minute hand doesn´t click every 20 seconds; it is constantly in motion…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) …a few really neat features from the Navihawk that Citizen decided to go downhill on and not to build into their series “PMV65-2242” (just where DOES Citizen get these ridiculous IDs from? – it reminds me of the Monty Python bit: “…after 6 p.m. RST22-5578…”)…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) Are the big hands in the way of the LCD window when you´re trying to read it or do some setting or other?…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) You can´t make the UTC timezone in the LCD display go away… A step backward.
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) And then there is the LCD window itself…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) The *background* color of the LCD display …Why, why, why???
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) The smaller analogue dials …Any idea why Citizen did that? I don´t.
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) Can anybody tell me why the PMV65-2242 has a second hand…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) why is there a 24-hour analogue dial with just an hour hand telling you whether it´s a.m. or p.m.? Anybody ever think about looking out the window?…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    *) Here´s a secret for those of you who´ve read this far…
    (I stand by my comment and hope somebody actually read this far.)

    *) And here´s the last nit I want to pick…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    All in all? I am really not sure, if I had it to do again, if I would lay out this kind of money for a watch with this amount of things wrong with it…
    (I stand by my comment.)

    I´m glad I sold the son of a bitch. Sure, it looks absolutely GORGEOUS!, but funtionally it´s faulty, inadequate junk. You must ask yourself WHY you want to buy this watch: If you want to impress other people, do it! If you want something useful to yourself, buy a Navihawk – they are MUCH better.

    P.S.: A criticism I have read in some of the above mails, written in the ten months since I wrote comment #60, is that there are some good things “missing” on this watch that were present on Citizen watches in the past. I must repeat from a year ago: “Why did Citizen discontinue some really good features and make some really obvious errors in this watch? It looks to me like they are setting their customers up for the next new model in a few years, with these obvious failings repaired and maybe some new ones built in, but one that we´ll all want to buy again. I don´t know about you, but that thought doesn´t sit too well with me.”

    Buy a Navihawk; they´re the best around and cost a half to a third as much.

    Gruß,
    Erich

    • René said

      Hello Erich,

      I want to thank you for your long commen about the PMV65-2242.
      I am gratefull that you were so precise about everything. Ofcourse people who posess one, are not happy about your criticism, but like you said; It is better to know then not to know.
      I wonder what watch you can recommand me and where I can buy it for a cheap price (I am Dutch).
      What I think is important is the titanium, the radio controlled and the saphire glass.
      I want to make a good decission, so what more do I overlook when to decide wich watch to buy?
      Thanks in advance for your reply.

      René (Holland)

  96. Eddy Odat said

    This message is to Erich. Why would you sit here and complain about all these problems when you knew these things before you bought it. For example, you say the LCD is half the size of the Navtimers. You knew that before buying it just by looking at it. You also knew it had a second hand before you bought it. You also say it weighs a ton. It doesn’t, it weighs 126 grams and that’s very light for the size so you either haver super skinny hands or not used to metal watches. I just don’t understand why you are complaining with so much passion when most of the things you are complaining about you knew before buying it so the question is why did you buy it??. Anyways, don’t be fooled by the review. I have this watch and its amazing, worth every penny and more.

  97. Erich said

    Hi Eddy (Odat),

    I blame myself and nobody else. I wish that somebody had written for me such a critique as I did in #61 above. I wrote it to warn people who were/are about to make the same mistake I did – selling it to yourself. You become blind to the obvious.

    It´s your opinion that this watch is “amazing and worth every penny and more.” Too bad you offered other potential buyers neither facts nor specifics to support your opinion? (See my critique #61, in which I overloaded with facts and specifics to support my negative experience.)

    Okay, let´s leave it this way: People should read as much as they can before spending this kind of money. They should read your critique and mine and then they should decide for themselves. But I really don´t imagine anyone complaining that they weren´t warned.

    Grüße an alle aus der alten Heimat,
    Erich

  98. Joe G said

    I’ve just bought the Skyhawk ecodrive JY 0053 and I’m delighted with it. One weird thing tho’ – it seems to emit a very short “beep” in the early hours of the morning, every day. Is this the watch receiving the time signal, does anyone know? Is there any way of turning the noise off? It’s pretty quiet, but loud enough to wake my wife, so I’m in trouble!

    Any advice appreciated

  99. Gianluca said

    Hello!
    Can someone help me?
    I’m from Italy, we only have the JY 0020-64E, here.
    Do someone know some details on it?
    Thankyou!

  100. 6309watch said

    This is a great watch. It is not perfect, but it is currently one of the best Citizen makes. The only negative is that the illumination doesn’t work for the chrono mode. Other than that, it’s a fantastic watch! YES, you can certainly change the modes without removing the watch!!!! It’s not a “junk” watch, in fact it’s very good.

    It’s killer looking and the lume is fine.

    Citizen makes great watches!

  101. 4291Watch said

    Hi!

    I am interested in the black one (PMV65-2242). I live in Europe, Germany. Any suggestions for the “best deal”? The PMV65-2241 is now available in Germany as “Super Skyhawk” (JY0080-62E) but the black one is the one I like….

  102. Joe G said

    THe first place I’d check is eBay – you can get Skyhawks in black, stainless steel and titanium there!

    Good hunting!

  103. Alex T said

    Hello, I’ve read this whole thread, and realize that most of these comments are dated over a year ago (except the most recent ones).

    I’ve just bought the JY0080-62E Titanium version, and after speaking with a customer representative, they tell me that the entire case it all titanium, and so are the links (i’m just saying this because further up someone said that they weren’t).

    anyway, i’m assuming as far as differences are concerned, the saphire (which is sort of a big deal, but not a deal breaker – i think) and clasp is different right?

    can anyone chime in to add to this?

    many thanks

  104. Tim said

    The PMV65-2242 has the Sapphire glass and the DLC (diamond like carbon) high resistant scratch proof coating and a two catch adjustable clasp. Otherwise the rest of the watch is exactly the same as the JY0010-50E Titanium. I have had my PMV65-2242 for a year now and as one who is notoriously hard on watches I am delighted that there isnt a mark on the watch case bracelet or glass.

  105. Alex said

    Well i went ahead and bought both (normal titanium version, and the silver version at the top of this page). I’ll sell which ever i dont like on ebay. however i was delighted to have gotten a brand new PMV65-2241 for under $800. seems like a bargain as some shops are charging close to that for the JY0010-50E.
    i’ll post an update soon

    • George said

      Hey Alex, Where did you find the PMV65-2241 for under $800.00?
      I’m assuming that is in USD. Please don’t keep this source a secret.

  106. Edward said

    Alex,

    Please let us all know where you found the Japan versions so cheap.

    Ed

  107. martin said

    hi Erich!
    if you something brings you back to this site check out my reply to the comment nr. 61.

  108. 4291Watch said

    Hi!

    Today I wear the German “Superskyhawk” which is similar to the PVM65-2241. I decided to buy me the black PVM-2242 via Ebay (black is not available here in Germany). So anyone made good experiences with the Ebay sellers “joynetcafe” or “ace_of_bicycle2004” ??

    Thanks.

  109. 4291Watch said

    Hello Guys,

    I just ordered the PVM65-2242 from Ebay. Hope to get it within the next days. There is a lot of criticism about this watch but every person has is individual expectations. For me its like a jewel. I don’t wear any other jewels – the watch is the only thing I wear and it must look perfect. Nobody can tell me that he uses a watch only for reading the time. I read the time on my Windows-PC, on my mobile phone and on several other watches in my rooms or elsewhere. To play with a new watch is like to play with a new mobile phone… 🙂

    I bought the watch from Ebay Member Joynetcafe – a little bit more expensive then from ace_of_bicycle2004 but joynetcafe got better ratings for communication – so I decided to buy the watch there.

    I will report when I got it.

    René: the only thing I can say is: try the watch… If you don’t like it or think its not worth at all… you will sell it for good money at ebay. There is no seller from Europe yet – and lots of people are careful with the customs – for a good reason.

    • martin said

      hi 4291watch!

      that would be great if you could share your opinion about the new watch. I’m very curious about your experience and your ipressions about it because I’m goinn to buy one to. just would be nice to hear your thoughts once you have it.

      • 4291watch said

        Hi Martin,

        of course I will. Not so detailed as Erich did but I will post a short comment.

        My watch should be delivered today…

  110. 4291Watch said

    Today I got the watch. It was fetched out by the German Customs at the Frankfurt Airport, unfortunately 😦 Joynet declared it as a gift for 50 $ Value in a used commercial package – maybe this was the reason to pick it out.

    I had to pay 245 (!!) US Dollar (168 Euro – 19% of the ebay bidding). So the watch costs about 1041 Euros or 1519 US Dollar and I think I will never ever have a chance to get all the money back when I will sell it – if I would do so.

    I didn’t have checked the functionality of this watch yet – will do this tonight of course, then I will report.

    The first thing… When I first open the package and saw the watch at the customs I felt in love 🙂

    I was at Karstadt to get the wristband to the right size and they have the German 2241 (Superskyhawk Titanium) – and it look not a quarter as good as the 2242 😉

    • martin said

      ok, sounds good 🙂
      yes I’ve seen 2241 too. and if u say its not even a quarter as good as 2242 so then it should be impressive.
      I just wonder myself about the way u have to operete the functions on this watch. I own bought some time ago this citizen

      http://images.google.com/images?hl=lv&q=citizen%20as2030-50e&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

      its as 2030-50e. so its too radio controlled, titan, saphire glass, ecodrive.
      and to operete the funtions u have to screw in and out the button. thats why I wonder how it is on 2242? because I’m a bit worried if u have to adjust the funtions all the time by screwing in and out the button. the point is if u do so with 2242 which has MANY functios the button should get loose after some time and that could affect the water restistant carachtaristics.

      thats why I would like to ask you this questions – which functions u have to operate by screwing in and out the button and which funtions can be adjusted by only pressing the buttons. I mean pressin buttons like on any regular electronical watch.
      lets say so – theres a small dial on the face of the watch which displays all the functions – alarm, chrono etc…
      once you have played with the watch I look forward hearing from you not only regardin my question but also what you found from your side.

      • 4291Watch said

        Hi Martin,

        of course its the personal choice. The 2242 is a titanium watch in black and thats the point… there are much watches with titanium or silver color but not many in black. The color together with the saphire-glass looks so good – pure understatement. Even the watch looks not so big as the 2241 does.

        I downloaded a German Manual from the German Citizen Website (Cal. U600 Manual) – but forget it. The only thing that explain all the functions is the original manual which was encluded in the box – you can even download it from citizenwatch.com.

        It took about 2 hours then I knew most of the functions of the watch. The major problem for me was the Crown… you have to pull it out once for changing the modes and when you selected your mode you can pull it out once again for the settings. That is quite different to all my watches before but… its absolutely intuitional and easy to use.

        Somebody say that the watch wheights a ton. Thats not true. When I compare it to my good old CAL C300 Citizen wheights 11 Grams less. (See it in my pictures).

      • 4291Watch said

        Hi Temperarely,

        yes you can read it above. 100% satisfied customers is nearly unreachable – if – like joynetcafe does – a seller writes in the auction, that he will only replace broken items and a buyer wants to give it back because he don’t like it… thats a problem, but the problem was mentioned in the auction body text – so no problem for me 🙂

        Stefan

      • 4291Watch said

        btw: you can easily use this manual:

        http://www.filestore.to/?d=7F7BE61010

        🙂

      • 4291watch said

        sorry martin someone deleted my review and all the photos. 😦

  111. temperarely said

    Hi 4291Watch,

    I know your post is from a while back.
    Have you succeed already ?
    I have one ,as i’am writing this, “on it’s way” from an Ebay-seller in Taiwan who has a 100% happy custumers. I hope it will stay that way.
    I looked also to the by you mensioned Ebay-sellers , but came to the conclusion ,after reading the feedback , that they were not my cup of thea.

    E.B.

  112. martin said

    thanks for pictures 4291 and for your review.

  113. 4291watch said

    Hi Guys,

    I am very happy with my watch. The one and only thing I can follow to “Erich” is, that the clock hands don’t switch to the 12-Position while doing some settings or if you want to switch them with a button.

    And another thing… is it normal that titanium wrists squeaks?

    Just take a look:

  114. Copilli said

    Hello,
    first of all, I am new to this site, I found it 2 weeks ago as I was doing research on a new watch I was planning to buy for my birthday, the Citizen eco drive skyhawk model. After reading several threads about this model, I upgraded myself to the Titanium, sapphire crystal version (CITIZEN PROMASTER PMV65-2241) sold only in Japan (why not in the US?). I currently own a Breitlin Colt model and I do appreciate the beauty and durability of Sapphire. Anyway, someone on this site posted a couple of links to 2 Japanese retailers that actually sold the watch. One of them was http://www.seiyajapan.com
    At first I was apprehensive to spend $1050 “online” and on a site as far away as Japan (I live in Los Angeles, California). My watch arrived today (5 days after I ordered it), it is absolutely beautifull, and the service provided by Seiya could not have been better….Again, I thank this site for providing not only valuable information for us nascent watch neophytes, but also for such great referrals to reputable businesses such as Seiyajapan.com.
    Enthusiastically,
    Omar V.

    • Timtam said

      Hi,

      I’m also looking into this watch, but I dont see it offered at the http://www.seiyajapan.com webpage anymore.

      Did they have both the Citizen PMV65-2241 and PMV65-2242 in stock at this page?
      If they did what did the 2242 version cost?

      Thx
      timtam

  115. 4291Watch said

    Hi All,

    I opened a Facebook Group for both watches. Just click here 😉

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=photos&ref=nf&gid=257829317975#/group.php?gid=257829317975&ref=ts

    I own my watch for almost 4 Months and I like it like on the first day. 🙂

  116. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    hey i have a question??

    i have found 2 versions of the citizen pmv65-2241 but i cant figure out what the different is betwen these 2 watches

    one of them is called :
    Citizen PMV65-2241 Promaster Skyhawk Titanium~Japan

    and the other one is called :
    Citizen PMV65-2241 Promaster Skyhawk Titanium~U600

    • 4291Watch said

      Both are the same. There is only one PMV65-2241 Version. U600 is the clockwork version of citizen. (Caliber U600).

  117. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    and what does that mean ??
    they have the same price ?? at 880 $

    • 4291Watch said

      If its a “real” Japan Version it comes with titanium wristband and sapphire glass. There are several cheaper versions of this watch, especially in the us-market (with stainless steel wristband or with mineral glass). But if you buy a Japan PMV65-2241 it comes with sapphire glass and titanium.

  118. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    doo you think this is a real japan version here take a look at this web site :

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Citizen-PMV65-2241-Promaster-Skyhawk-Titanium-Japan_W0QQitemZ120463942604QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWristwatches?hash=item1c0c35e3cc

    • 4291Watch said

      yes, should be the japan edition.

      He writes:
      —————
      Remarks: You may wonder why JY0030-52E costs higher than JY0010-50E, since they look the same in most of the commercial photos. Following are the details helping you make a right decision:
      1. Caseback (embossment vs gravure) and folding clasp are different.
      2. WR 20 (Water resistant 20 bar) vs WR 200 (Water resistant 200 m) on the dial.
      3. Japanese edition vs American edition.
      4. Curved sapphire glass (both sides nonreflective coating) vs mineral crystal glass.
      ———–
      so if the caseback has embossment and if it has titanium wristband and sapphire glass it must be the “real japan one”

  119. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    thaks man ! .:0)

  120. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    hallo 🙂
    i have one more question:??
    what is the diffrent betwenn

    Citizen PMV65-2241 Promaster Skyhawk Titanium~Japan

    and the

    Citizen Skyhawk JY0000-53E titanium

  121. EmilTheWatchfreak said

    i haw seen the jy0010-50E whit titanium and saphire glass is that the same as the japanese version??.

  122. Tino said

    So let me get this straight. I have a 20th Anniversary attesa watch, that now will never show the correct date because during 2010 it thinks it is 2016 when it autoupdates? This is an “anomaly”? Are we kidding?

    Does anyone have a solution anywhere? Or do I live with a bad date for a year?

    • 4291Watch said

      You should not ask if we have a solution… you should ask if anyone has the problem. I don’t have any Date-Problems with my PMV65-2242 on Auto-Update.

    • Mike said

      I too have this date reset issue. I am guessing that there are thousands of us that have this problem. Here is one solution: reset the year to 2004. 2004 has the same day/dates as 2010. This should provide 6 years of correct day/date updates, and then just reset again to another year that has same day/dates as the present one. I think you could also reset to 2021, but I didn’t check this.

    • jasonw said

      Same problem here with the 2016 date “anomaly”. Will try setting it to 2004 and will also make a mental note not to get suckered into another Citizens watch in the future.

  123. DECNY said

    I just started looking into this problem because my watch has started to switch to 2016 every night. It also sets the date back a day. I for one am looking for a solution.

  124. Alabama69 said

    I have the same problem on a regular steel Skyhawk. Setting to 2016 every night…

  125. jasonw said

    Same problem here with the 2016 date “anomaly”. Will try setting it to 2004 and will also make a mental note not to get suckered into another Citizens watch in the future.

  126. jasonw said

    Switching to 2004 doesn’t work… it resets again to 2016 the next day. Throwing the watch in the garbage seems to be the only known fix for the calendar anomaly.

    • jasonw said

      Found the fix on the Citizens website’s FAQ section:

      My Skyhawk AT is showing the wrong date and the year is 2016. How do I correct this?

      The factory has discovered a software anomaly in the calendar programming of the integrated circuit that affects some Skyhawk AT and other styles utilizing the U600 movement caliber produced in only 2007 for those watches receiving either the U.S. or Japanese time signals. Those customers receiving the German time signals or have pieces manufactured in other years are not affected. This anomaly results in the calendar displaying dates from 2016 even though the year is 2010. Rest assured no other production series, feature, function, aesthetic portion or other Skyhawk series timepiece is affected.
      If your 2007 production Skhyawk AT shows the year 2016, we are ask you to send the watch for updating.
      Once your watch receives the software update, there will be a small dot punched on your caseback in front of the serial number. Our goal is to have your watch returned to you in two weeks once it is received by us.
      If you are located in the United States,please email us the following information so that we may arrange a prepaid shipping label with UPS for you:(customerservice_us@citizenwatch.com):
      Your Name
      Company (if you are going to return from your place of work)
      Address (don’t forget any apartment or suite number)
      City, State, Zip Code
      Telephone number
      If you are located in the United States,please email us the following information so that we may arrange a prepaid shipping label with UPS for you:(customerservice_us@citizenwatch.com):
      Your Name
      Company (if you are going to return from your place of work)
      Address (don’t forget any apartment or suite number)
      City, State, Zip Code
      Telephone number
      Email address
      If you prefer, you may also call us at 800 321 1023 x4234 with the information. Do be aware that our telephones may be very busy so hold times could be longer than we would like.
      Once the label is arranged, you will receive an email from UPS with instructions on sending your watch. Be sure to pack the watch securely in a sturdy box (do not send the original packaging or materials), tape the label to the box and submit the package to one of the many UPS drop off locations throughout the United States. If you are located outside the U.S, please contact your nearest service center for direction.
      We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  127. Areez said

    Hi All,
    This post is fairly old, but do any of you want to sell your 2242’s?
    Do let me know, I would be interested, just don’t want to pay over $1,000 on a watch right now.

    • Pablo said

      Look at ebay, seller is budgetplan. I just got mine for USD 880, S/H worldwide included, and the customer service is A+++. Perhalps you are required to paid an extra at customs but that depends on the country and on how lucky you are.

      • Areez said

        Hi Pablo,
        I have been in touch with Martin@Budgetplan but the best he can do is almost $1200..
        I would be willing to pay $850-900, but factoring in the duty, etc..it would be considerably more than that..
        Would you want to sell yours?

    • Pablo said

      sorry, it’s the 2241 that I bought for that dough

  128. 4291Watch said

    Hello!

    Since the end of September last year, I have my PMV65-2242 and I’m really really still excited.

    But I want to know how long it took for you, until the battery was full. My Clock is already “charging” since last September and now in summer it reaches the half of the last third. It is quite boring and annoying and takes so much time…. If I’m at home and think of it I set the Clock in direct sunlight …

    Regards

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  130. Fx15 said

    thanks reply

  131. schodl said

    pmv65-2242
    1.Is this model number made of TITAN?
    2.Is it available as shown above with only black and white (without red colors)display? and where?
    3.From whom can I order this watch and how much will it be in € – can I order it also from the Austrian representation of Citizen?
    Many thanks for direct answer
    kind regards
    JS

  132. maikel said

    hi: my questions is simple, i had to choose between PMV65-2242 and pmv65-2271 which one would you recomend me, my biggest concern is their functions, quality and weight. thank you

  133. maikel said

    hi: my questions is simple, i had to choose between PMV65-2242 and pmv65-2271 which one would you recomend me, my biggest concern is their functions, quality and weight. thank you and you can reply this post or send me a email to maikelgm10@gmail.com.

  134. Thor said

    Hi lads, I was going to buy the standard skyhawk in titanium until i saw the PMV65-2241 version on youtube. The problem is getting one as they only sell them in Japan. I managed to get Citizen Ireland to lease with Citizen Japan and get one shipped over. The cost was 1000.00 euro. I know its a little pricey and that kind of money is getting dangerously close to Tag territory, however if you look at the specs there is simply no contest.The extra 400 euro in my opinion is well worth it.The lens is quite big on this watch so any scratches would really stand out and this version with the DLC coating looks, in a word . . . cool, and hopefully will do its job and keep the scratches at bay! The last difference that i can see is the adjustable bracelet idea that they nicked off Rolex which is fantastic.

  135. Andrew said

    I’m deciding between the PMV65-2241 and 2242 (based on looks only because they’re the same besides the black) My favorite watch color is a darker steel, but not totally black and shiny. I have seen a black SS Skyhawk in person but was wondering, has anyone seen both the black SS Skyhawk and the 2242 in person? My question is do they look the same? I have seen pictures where the 2242 looks a bit lighter in color (which I like) and others where it is very black (don’t like).

    I’ve also seen the same thing with the 2241. Some pictures show it too light in color (don’t like) and others make it look like that darker silver (do like). Any help would be appreciated.

  136. I have seen pictures where the 2242 looks a bit lighter in color (which I like) and others where it is very black (don’t like).

  137. weiluo0221 said

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    hi guys i would appreciate if any one can suggest if ebay sellers of pmv65-2241 are providing authentic watch? if yes how do you confirm it?

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  141. Matt said

    great watch, I need to look for it. I hope they still sell it.

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  163. 4291Watch said

    Hi there,

    4 years later I still own that watch (PMV65-2242) and I am still in love with this watch.

    No problems at all only a small piece of the second-digit is broken – but no problem at all.

  164. Ralse said

    The PMV65-2242 was the best watch ever and if I had the funds I’d probably get a new one. I lost mine in an accident at 70k/h which stopped the movement and scratched/bent the band heavily. Also the ring has disappeared, I’m sure that about 1000 cars ran over it on that road.

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