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This is a 300 meter professional diver.It has a lovely green face, ceramic bezel, and 2-tone goldtone andstainless steel bracelet. It's an ecodrive so powering it is extremelyeasy. The band uses a single pin arrangement so sizing is pretty easy.Nothing microscopic to lose if you do it yourself.

I have admired this watch in a case with many different brands ofwatches including Seiko, Hamilton, Swiss Army, etc. This watch stoodout as the most interesting and striking of the lot.

This watch has a stainless steel case and bracelet with goldtonehighlights. The overall feel of the watch is one of high quality and
precision craftsmanship. The other laundry list of features:

Green Dial with a slight green tint wave pattern dial with Gold Tone luminous hands and markers.
Eco Drive - charges in sunlight or indoors, no need to change battery.
180-Day Power reserve.
Date (very small in my opinion)
Rotating Ceramic Bezel.
Screw-down crown.
Fold-over push-button deployment clasp.
Scratch resistant mineral crystal.
Water Resistant to 300m.
Case measures 41mm wide by 12mm thick.
5 Years Original Citizen's U.S. Warranty.


I won't try to do a detailed review of the watch except to say thatit's a very good looking specimen. It's extremely easy to read and thelume is exceptional. Someone else pointed this out in another forum atwatchuseek. It's a bluish lume, but incredibly bright and fairly longlasting. The face is uncluttered. It reminds me of my blue VX-200 init's simplicity and readability. It's also about the same thickness andwill fit beneath
a dress shirt. The goldtone is quite good looking. The ceramic bezel isbeautifully rendered and lines up precisely as well to all the othermarkers, especially the seconds hand with the seconds markers. It's oneof the great Citizen watches in it's price range now (200.00 to 299.00of a suggested 450.00). I have included a crude flash photo which I hadto really modify to get the color to come out. I highly recommend thisstyle if you love dive watches and enjoy Citizen. I'll publish a fewmore photographs hopefully this weekend when I get a bit of time.

Thanks for reading.

 

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I purchase this watch 18 months ago. I used it as a dress watch on occasion and never while working or playing any sport. Withing 6 months the numbers on the bezel quickly went dark until in less than a year they were unreadable. I sent the unit within 12 months of purchase back to Citizen, but they wanted $109 to replace the bezel, I assume with the same type of bezel. Since the watch had been used rarely and was otherwise in 'as-new' condition, that Citizen should have replaced the bezel under warranty.

Without this problem I think this is a good watch, with it, it is a complete loser.

While I am looking to buy another watch, I am very reluctant to consider a Citizen because of this experience
 

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Someone registered just to complain about this watch? Very funny :D

I like the dial style and color, even as a guy ;)
 
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