Citizen Men's CA0255-01E Sport Eco-Drive Chronograph Strap Watch
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- Black ion plated stainless steel case
- Mineral glass crystal
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Citizen produces about 25% of the world's watch movement. Established in 1930, the company first expanded to America with founding of the Citizen Watch Company of America in 1975. In 1995 Citizen introduced the revolutionary Eco-Drive collection which has become the world's most popular collection of light-powered watches. Citizen Eco Drive technology harnesses the power of the sun, or any light source, so you never have to change a battery. Citizen has a timepiece for everyone no matter what their style. Today, Citizen is How the World Tells Time. Bluedial is proud to present our line of Citizen watches.
Embrace the effortless style that comes with a Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Imaging never having to worry about winding a watch or making sure it has a functional battery. The perfect everyday timepiece that rarely requires your attention, wearing an Eco-Drive allows you to turn your attention to the more important things in life.See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
- ASIN: B006D0UAT2
- Item model number: CA0255-01E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 18, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Citizen|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
UPDATE 6 months later: I thought the nylon band would get softer and form to my wrist better as it is pretty stiff. This has not happened so I bought a $20 black leather band with white stitching for the watch. It looks even better and is much more comfortable. I still give this watch a 5 start but you may want to consider switching out the band for something that forms better to your wrist.
Why I like it:
Stylish without being flashy. The all-black look is a bit 'navy seals' but there are enough styling cues to make it look classier and more "high-end rugged" than the price would indicate (i.e. it cold be a $1,000 Swiss Army watch). Although it could be a military watch, you could wear it to a job interview as well.
Quality. Everything about the watch feels solid, the buttons have good resistance without being hard to push, and the fit and finish are excellent (not quite a Tag but you're also not spending $6,000).
Practical. Unlike some other chronograph watches with all sorts of dials and buttons, this watch has enough visual interest and a functionality without being overly complex or busy. I didn't want to read 50 pages of instructions just to set the darn thing. All the functions are obvious and easy to use without having to read the manual. Also, the hands are glow-in-the dark if the watch is exposed to light during the day.Read more ›
With its nylon strap and sturdy build, I have a feeling this is going to be a nice rugged daily driver. The black nylon strap with reinforced holes adds some character and imparts a more casual and sporty look that I find quite appealing. I can only imagine what some nice 2-color or even 3-color NATO straps will look like attached to its 22mm lugs. And if you want to dress it up, the watch will work equally well in a leather strap and will be able to complement business casual attire.
The only thing lacking is a sapphire crystal, but at this price point, I don't think you can expect such luxuries. Mineral crystal is fine for daily wear - just be careful not to scrape the face on hard rough surfaces or drop the watch on its face.
Also, ignore the 2-star review. He was talking about a protective film covering the back of the case and didn't realize it wasn't a sticker.
What made me decide on this watch was the eco drive. I have a Citizen's Air Diver watch which is also an eco drive. I love that the watches do not need a battery and are charged by natural and artificial light. Too many times in the past I've pulled a watch out of my collection only to find that it's battery is dead.
While I've had this watch only a couple of days I can already tell that I will be wearing this one often. I love the look, not too formal, yet not too casual.
Other reviews cover the technicalities pretty well, so I won't be diving into those details.
And yes, this is a real Citizen's watch. The logo on the back case is covered by a plastic protective sticker. Once removed, you can see the Citizen's Eco Drive logo etched into the case.
For the price this is an excellent buy.
One piece of advice with these watches is to let them fully charge (if possible) before wearing them at night. I bought my other watch at a local retailer and wore it out of the store. Later that evening I noticed that watch wasn't glowing and began skipping seconds. The next morning I placed the watch under a desk lamp and left it there for two days. I haven't had a problem since. I alternate watches leaving the other under the lamp in the evening.
I love these watches. They are understated class.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
IT WAS WHAT WE WANTED AS A GIFT. THE PERSON RECEIVING THE GIFT REALLY LIKED IT AND IT WAS EVERYTHING HE WANTEDPublished on December 28, 2013 by Marguerite C. Laureys
Purchased this watch because I wanted a black watch to wear with casual clothing. I really liked the watch but didn't care too much for the strap. Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by Franklin Wood
Love the watch I just wish the band was all nylon or canvas I like to wear it as my every day work watch and the leather underside of the band almost makes it pointless to have a... Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by chas barstow
The watch face is very easy to read, and it is as functional as can be with time, date and chrono functionsPublished on July 1, 2013 by Allan H. Gold
After searching for a watch that would compete with my many mechanicals, I decided to go with a Citizen (and obviously this one) instead of a Swiss powered quartz watch. Why? Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Bluesman
I can't say enough about this watch. Great design and easy to use. I like the band it came with but i can see myself buying a nice black leather band in the future. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by John
Watch is great! Can be worn to work or with a pair of jeans. You can also switch out the watch band to make it more formal but I like the feel of the canvas band. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by Steven Ramos
This turned out to be yet another knock-off of an otherwise good-looking Citizen watch. How to tell? Genuine Citizen watches (like most others) have the rear cover STAMPED. Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Robert Lane
I have only had this watch for one week, but so far it is great. The "glow" is nice - would certainly recommend to a friend. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by DARCY E KREAMER