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Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

Authored by: Jockinho

I got this Citizen Ny2300 some days ago, thought I share my impressions of it. There is a review of the pepsi version in this thread http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=241723 but I thought I should share mine too.

First some stats:
Measures 38mm without crown (40 with).
12mm thick.
Weight around 100 gram with rubberstrap.
Price in the 70-100 dollars range.

Fit and finish
NY2300 is a pretty small watch with it´s 40mm and sits nicely onthe wrist. Feels very light and pliable. The finish of the case is goodand so is the bezel. The case are polished on the side and brushed onthe top and the bezel is also polished on the side. The bezel clickssmoothly, and feels very reliable. Not to stiff but not loose either.Very good


The most disturbing thing when looking at the finish of this watch isthe caseback, which to be nice is horrible. I had expected more from abrand like Citizen, a logo would have been nice...

Sorry for the dust and reflections...

Strap
My watch came with the original Citizen rubberstrap. After three daysof use, it´s still very stiff. Acctually after some hours of use mywrist began to hurt, the "bubblerubber" just drilled into my wrist.Otherwise it looks good...



Dial
In my opinion the dial is beautifully done, it has more of a greytone than black. With the fat hands it´s very easy to read the time andthe lume is good, not Seiko OM good but very good for the price




Movement

It has a Miyota 21 jewel automaticmovement, so far it´s been accurate for around +-10 to 15 seconds a day(which I think is good). Also this movement is one of the big plussides of this watch, since it can be hand wound but unfortunately nothacked. The watch has a screw down crown and is water resistant to200m, I have only tested it´s water resistant in a glass of water andthat worked well. It´s gonna be use for swimming during the summer soan update will come later...


The "wr-test"...

Summary
Positive:
- Fit and finish is good in most aspects.
- Easy to read the time.
- 200m WR.
- Can be hand wound.
- Bezel turns smoothly and feels very reliable.
- Lume is good.

Negative:
- The rubberstrap is very stiff.
- Caseback is very ugly, no nice details at all.

All in all it´s a nice watch, value for the money is good. For around100 dollars you get a nice divers watch, that I´m sure really issuitable for diving. The fit and finish is not as good as on the Seikodivers but it´s also cheaper.

A last compare picture with the Seiko Orange Monster (The monster is 42mm with crown)...



Thought I should add some more shots...

A lume comparision with the Orange Monster (citizen to the right
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And two compare pic with my LM-7...




(the light was bad so a little blurry...)
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

Very nice review. I have the same watch from the WUS link and everything you said I have to agree with, including the severe lack of a design or logo on the case back :mad: . Otherwise a god watch for the price.
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

This is my first post on the forum. I would like to say hello to everyone.
Has anybody tried with any replacement strap for NY2300. I am just wondering if mesh bracelet would fit?
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

Hi and welcome the the SCWF.
Technically, a mesh would fit, but I don't think the NY2300 would look good on it, for me mesh bands need larger watches.
Just my opinion.
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

while it is not exactly NY 2300 but look at these photos (photos from wus)


IMHO - not so bad. Becouse of short lugs mesh fits.
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

nice review.
I have had one for quite a number of years. One thing I found though is the crystal is not very tough and mine has loads of scratches on it - doesn't seem to be anywhere near as robust as seiko hardlex :(
 

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Re: Citizen NY2300, my impressions...

Two questions:
1) Which model quartz diver is that that Andrew shows? I'm warming to quartzes and have always been a fan of day/date homages.
and
2) Does anybody know the lug width on the ny004x watches? Would really like one but am not a fan of either rubber or buckles.

TIA. :great:
 

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Authored by: Jockinho

I got this Citizen Ny2300 some days ago, thought I share my impressions of it. There is a review of the pepsi version in this thread http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=241723 but I thought I should share mine too.

First some stats:
Measures 38mm without crown (40 with).
12mm thick.
Weight around 100 gram with rubberstrap.
Price in the 70-100 dollars range.

Fit and finish
NY2300 is a pretty small watch with it´s 40mm and sits nicely onthe wrist. Feels very light and pliable. The finish of the case is goodand so is the bezel. The case are polished on the side and brushed onthe top and the bezel is also polished on the side. The bezel clickssmoothly, and feels very reliable. Not to stiff but not loose either.Very good


The most disturbing thing when looking at the finish of this watch isthe caseback, which to be nice is horrible. I had expected more from abrand like Citizen, a logo would have been nice...

Sorry for the dust and reflections...

Strap
My watch came with the original Citizen rubberstrap. After three daysof use, it´s still very stiff. Acctually after some hours of use mywrist began to hurt, the "bubblerubber" just drilled into my wrist.Otherwise it looks good...



Dial
In my opinion the dial is beautifully done, it has more of a greytone than black. With the fat hands it´s very easy to read the time andthe lume is good, not Seiko OM good but very good for the price




Movement

It has a Miyota 21 jewel automaticmovement, so far it´s been accurate for around +-10 to 15 seconds a day(which I think is good). Also this movement is one of the big plussides of this watch, since it can be hand wound but unfortunately nothacked. The watch has a screw down crown and is water resistant to200m, I have only tested it´s water resistant in a glass of water andthat worked well. It´s gonna be use for swimming during the summer soan update will come later...


The "wr-test"...

Summary
Positive:
- Fit and finish is good in most aspects.
- Easy to read the time.
- 200m WR.
- Can be hand wound.
- Bezel turns smoothly and feels very reliable.
- Lume is good.

Negative:
- The rubberstrap is very stiff.
- Caseback is very ugly, no nice details at all.

All in all it´s a nice watch, value for the money is good. For around100 dollars you get a nice divers watch, that I´m sure really issuitable for diving. The fit and finish is not as good as on the Seikodivers but it´s also cheaper.

A last compare picture with the Seiko Orange Monster (The monster is 42mm with crown)...



Thought I should add some more shots...

A lume comparision with the Orange Monster (citizen to the right
)


And two compare pic with my LM-7...




(the light was bad so a little blurry...)


Good shape n compact! Thats my opinion of ny2300!!
 

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Is the accuracy good?

+1

I always assumed the movement in these is about on par with 7S26 when it comes to quality/accuracy ? Maybe not...:confused:

Always looked at these and once had the intention to buy...but since I rarely wear divers I got distracted. Would love to see one in the flesh though, unfortunately where I live there's hardly any shops that might have these for viewing.
 

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Check out the Eco-Zilla's case back detail.

Love the Citizen divers thanks for sharing, I have 3 Eco-Drive divers in my collection at the moment with the Eco-Zilla being a firm favourite that gets most of my wrist time.

Check out the case back detail on this one, it's a shame it is hidden from view.
 

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Nice review. And reg the cons you stated, there are a lot of aftermarket straps avbl and no ones gonna see the case back wnich means its a damn good watch.
 

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Good review, agree with all points made.
I got my NY2300 a couple of months ago (from the same Philippines seller that I got my 6309-729A from). It came with a Seiko Z20 strap, which I couldn't get on with.



I have temporarily fitted it with a cheap H.K. stainless strap, while looking for a signed Citizen stainless one. However the 'cheapy' is very comfortable and is growing on me as far as appearance is concerned. :cool:
Fairly sure that mine has much better time keeping than the figure you quoted. My son has bought me a Timegrapher for Christmas so will have to put it on there and see what it is doing.

 
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