Best Citizen Watches - reviews and comparison
Today I would like to delve into the specific watch brand known as Citizen. The Citizen name is well recognized by consumers of fine watches, dating back to the firm’s inception in 1930. As the name indicates; it is a watch brand that gives attention to the specific needs of people, and with that, brought the firm a large and loyal population of happy, content citizens – who claim the brand sovereign to their time needs.
There are Signature, Eco-Drive, and Drive Collections; which I will elaborate on. Eco Drive collections are Citizen’s own technological achievement of harnessing the power of light to power the inner cell of the quartz battery inside watch so that one never needs to replace a battery again. It is the best idea in going ‘green’ and saving the earth from millions of batteries and the chemicals within them being tossed into landfills and our precious earth.
The Signature Collection watches from Citizen spare nothing in detail of design style and a host of specialty features, in the Drive collection consumers will find distinctive watches with select features that keep the price of the watch modest. No matter what your choice, ACCURACY in Citizen engineered watch is assured.
The brushed stainless steel link bracelet and two-tone yellow and dark blue color scheme is indicative of those masters of aeronautical expertise - The Blue Angels. Precision accuracy was the call to fame of the Blue Angels flight team and such is what this watch is all about with the radio controlled automatic timekeeping in sync to atomic clocks to provide the time of day in twenty-six world time zones along with finely engineered Japanese quartz movement. This synchronization with atomic clocks means that as you travel the globe you have the guarantee of this Citizen watch showing the time where you are in the present moment. Water resistant to 660 feet along with a perpetual date calendar at the 3:00 hour.
2AT8020-54L Blue Angels
4AT9010-52E World Time
10CC3000-89L Satellite Wave
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Citizen vs other brands
“Which watch works” for YOU? THAT is the rule of thumb to go by when comparing one brand and its features against the other brand. Within this review site of best men’s watches we have shown the higher end watch manufacturers, Baum And Mercier, Frederique Constant and Seiko. The Baum Mercier watch is great when in top executive status; with features such as a guilloche dial ornamentation as you will find with the Citizen Eco Drive 401-50E. The Frederique Constant World Timer has an outer dial listing the major cities around the globe; a great watch for those who travel and similar to the Citizen AT 9010-50E World Time A-T Eco Drive watch. Compare the Seiko Blue Dial Chronograph watch with GPS satellite timekeeping to the Citizen Satellitewave watch. Simply put: “which watch works” best for the your lifestyle? All watches shown for review are quality men’s watches and our objective is to “show so you know” the right watch for you.
Overview Of Citizen Watch Collections
Now that we compared Citizen watches to other comparable brand name men’s watches; let me highlight what special attributes makes up the best Citizen watches we selected for you to view today to further allow you to hone in on Citizen watch quality that speaks YOU!
When reviewing the Nighthawk watch take note of the details that would cost much more, when on a Swiss automatic watch.
Dual time display on the black faced dial, water-resistant to 660 feet, luminous hands and second hand, calendar date, the link bracelet has fold over push button clasp with safety, it has a strong stainless steel case and link bracelet but the most amazing specialty feature for the price of this watch is pilot’s bezel slide rule that calculates navigational, directional, and mathematical calculations to determine when you will arrive at a certain destination, or calculate percentages, or fuel consumption.
A very big technical feature normally on watches costing so much more.
Citizen Eco Drive
The Citizen Eco Drive 401-50E is a beautifully designed watch with three chronograph sub-dials, titanium link bracelet with foldover clasp for added secure fit, tachometer around guilloche dial with atomic timekeeping in five time zones. It is water resistant to 660 feet and so suitable for surface water sports like surfing or swimming; but not scuba diving.
The AT 9010-52E World Time A-T Eco-Drive Watch is another watch with the precision of atomic clocks showing time in five time zones. There is also an alarm feature, water resistant to 660 feet, Japanese quartz movement, a perpetual calendar and luminous second hand. This is stainless steel rather than titanium.
Citizen Promaster The big feature in the Promaster Dive watch is that of the light powered technology that brought Citizen watchmakers their reputation for innovative technology. Precision accuracy by reason of light power along with Japanese quartz movement makes this Diver’s watch a winner. The luminous hour markers and hands on the 43mm black face dial make viewing time so easy. The polyurethane band is easy to keep clean.
Citizen Satellite Wave
Citizen CC3000-89L Satellite Wave - this watch is the wave of the future with light power to keep the battery running forever along with Satellite GPS timekeeping for worldwide reception and world time in 27 cities and 40 time zones. Also included in this amazing quartz watch: daylight saving time indicator, power reserve and light level power indicators. This is a watch you want to examine closely!
Citizen Quartz Watches
The Citizen quartz watches you see here today have advantages and disadvantages to ownership. Low maintenance and quiet running is the chief reasons folks enjoy a quartz watch. With the quartz watches by Citizen powered by light source; the cost of replacing batteries also goes down.
Naturally; in low light situations your watch could slow a bit. Compare the Tissot Tradition Men’s Chrono Quartz watch, with that of a comparable Citizen ‘traditional’ quartz watch such as BL5250 – O2L Titanium Eco Drive watch. The Tissot is elegant with genuine leather cowhide while the Citizen BL5250-O2L band is a pigskin leather. Cow or calfskin usually has more flexibility and softness.
The major difference, however, is in the case material; titanium for the Citizen watch and stainless steel for the Tissot. Titanium makes the Citizen watch more water resistant than the Tissot; since titanium does not corrode in sea salt or chlorinated water. Stainless steel cases resist scratches more than the Titanium case. The main ‘pro’ for a Citizen quartz is in the materials used.
A Citizen quartz watch will give you more ‘bang’ for the buck in terms of function and style. A Citizen quartz watch is good for those who wear their watch every day.
Well, I think we covered all you need to consider when deciding to buy a Citizen brand watch. Keep in mind what special features you would like to have in a watch along with what is necessity for you. Will this watch be worn every day or only on formal occasions?
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