Top positive review
19 people found this helpful
on July 5, 2014
I bought this for my wife's birthday and she absolutely loves it. I bought it directly from Amazon (ships and sold by Amazon, LLC.) so it came with the Citizen 5yr. factory warranty. If you purchase it through 3rd party sellers on Amazon it's not covered by Citizen so be aware. Amazon was having a 10% promotion on certain Citizen watches and I received a 20% off coupon code by subscribing to their fashion subscription so I ended up saving 30% in the end.
The watch is absolutely gorgeous in person and the online pics do not do it any justice. I uploaded 9 pictures of my own to show off the watch so make sure you check those out.
The MOP (Mother Of Pearl) and diamond dial is stunning in the sunlight. It's very colorful depending on how the light hits it and the diamonds and their mounts sparkly light little flashlights when light hits them. The diamond bezel goes really well with the dial.
The bracelet is very sturdy. I love the brushed center links and polished sides as opposed to most bands which have polished centers. I'd rather have more brushed links so it's easier to take out scratches. The bracelet is very easy to size too. It uses friction pins so I ended up sizing it myself for my wife instead of taking it to a jewelers. The only thing I wish it had was a safety lock on the clasp like diver watches do but I guess I can't have everything. Since it has the Eco-Drive technology the rechargeable battery should last for years to come. Stick it in the sun for a few mins or charge it with a high lumen LED flashlight and you're to go for months.
My family and I spend a lot of time around water (our home pool and the beach) so I was really wanted to find a watch with a 200M W/R rating just to be on the safe side but all I could find were 100M. There are several 200M lady divers but NONE look as good as this so I was willing to accept the lower 100M rating. Just to make sure it would hold up I put her watch at the bottom of our 9ft. pool and left it for several hours today and there was no condensation or leaks when I removed it so 100M will do just fine for her needs.
All in all I'm very happy I went with this watch! I'll update my review if anything changes in the future.
Thank you Amazon!!