Classic simplicity is the best way to describe this watch. My second in the Eco-drive line of Citizens, I am very pleased with the appearance and function and would recommend.Appearance: the picture doesn't do it justice. Every line on the watch is very crisp, with high-quality materials and tight assembly. The face is uncluttered and clean, with a nice contrast between the stainless hour markings and the jet-black dial. This is not a large watch, but classicly-sized and relatively thin one. It leans toward being a dress watch (black would go well with a dark suit) but given a plainer band would go with casual wear too.Function: setting the time and date is straight-forward, and once set, only the date reading will require updating depending on the month, as this keeps excellent time and never requires a battery or mechanical winding. Reading the watch is made easy because of the uncluttered design and high-contrast hands. The hands, however, are thin and do not have luminiscent markings for low-light and night time reading. I first realized this in a movie theatre when the watch was unreadable. Also, there is no magnification on the day and date display. I have no difficulty reading them, but if oversized readouts are required, this isn't the watch for you. Lastly, the watch band is a bit formal, being genuine leather with a alligator-style texture. I would recommend a plain black leather band considering the simplicity of the watch dial, and one that is a little thicker (personal preference).Ultimately, this is a high-quality and accurate watch; I would not hesitate to recommend it for yourself or as a gift, with a replacement of the band making it an every-day wearer.
I bought this watch for my husband's birthday, his wasnot able to be fixed after the years he had kept it and he was attached to it. He is an elegant man and likes elegant things. The watch is nice and thin, the face is easily read but not obtrusive. The band is good leather. I particularly like the fact that you need no batteriles since that is always my job. I'm very pleased with this watch, it is just what I wanted. very well done watch
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? True on
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
I bought this watch for my senior Dad. His eyesight is good, but I liked the strong contrast of the face and hands so it could be read easily. Overall the watch has proven to be very accurate and is an elegant addition to his wardrobe.
This was a Christmas present to my brother-in-law who loves watches, and like me is tired of always having the battery go bad at the most inconvenient time! I was given one of these Citizen Eco=Drive watches by my husband several years ago, and to this day it keeps perfect time, recharges itself by using the light around it, whether it's natural sunlight or artificial light from your nightstand lamp! This watch is very nice looking, and works well with either casual or dress clothes! Good buy!
I was looking for a sleek stylish watch with a good brand name and good looks. This Citizens watch certainly met the bill. It never needs a battery or winding, it takes care of all of the time keeping for you. It even has a day and date section within the watch so you always know exactly what time it is what day it is and what day it is. The sleek silver and black coloring with a black leather band is certainly very classic! I would highly recommend this watch for anyone looking for a timepiece with a classic good lucks and worry free maintenance.
My 17 year old son wanted a Citizens watch. I didn't want to spend too much on a watch and wanted to get him what he asked for. He didn't give me an idea of what style he wanted. I took a chance with this and he loved it! It's perfect for him! Not too dressy or sporty. Thanks Overstock!
The watch itself is quite good - no complaints. However, the shipping was fast, but the packaging was marginal. The watch box was placed in another box and no filler was in the box so the watch bounced around inside he box. Good thing it is shock proof. Also, Citizen Company does not recognize Overstock.com as an authorized retailer and therefore one cannot register the watch for warrenty. But so far so good.