jjones64 Review

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Nice watch - feature packed, but not Seiko
 from Atlanta, GA,  Jul 6, 2011

Was looking for a "sport watch" that I could wear while doing water sports and cycling, without worrying about it getting wet, scuffed, banged around, etc. Decided on this watch due to features, styling, and price - esp. relative to what else I saw on the market. Order arrived in a timely manner from overstock, overall a good transaction there. However, the watch doesn't quite live up to expectations from a pure external quality perspective. First, the positives: Watch is very attractive and very very light due to the titanium case and leather strap. Watch is feature packed with perpetual date, alarm, and chronograph. Dial looks black vs. dark blue, which I'm happy with, and is easy to read. Watch band is attractive looking. Titanium is just cool, no two ways about it - very durable, yet light. While I don't have anything to go by yet on the internals of the watch, I assume it will be good (esp. since it's backed by a 5 year Citizen warranty). Now, the negatives: Rotating bezel seems very cheap and does not fit or turn in a tight / high-quality way. While strap is nice enough looking, it seems very cheap relative to the watch. I've ordered a replacement rubber strap (which I wanted anyway, but couldn't find a watch with the right styling AND a rubber strap). Date number is small, and somewhat difficult to see/read due to how 'deep' it's recessed under the dial. I can live with the negatives, only because the price of this watch was not exhorbitant and I know I'm going to abuse it over time. I've owned 2 Seiko's (both excellent), countless $40 Timex Ironman sport watches (all crap, didn't last), and now this Citizen. Hoping for the best on the internals, and am definitely happy with the watch's styling.

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Identical
  • How accurate was the sizing? Good
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of internals remains to be seen, but externals so-so
  • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
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