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Pretty and Practical
on May 21, 2010
I just received this watch and love how it looks. I have another Citizen watch that is 11 years old and still runs fine, so decided to stick with the brand for this purchase. This is my first eco drive powered watch. A few notes on the picture: The bracelet is much more polished and shiny than indicated--the outer links very polished, with a slightly brushed look on the inner. The case is about the size of a quarter, which makes the face readable without being too large. The dial has a slightly feminine appearance. The mother of pearl dial on this watch looks more silver-ish than blue-ish in regular light which blends well with the band. In brighter light or when you move it around, it shimmers with a pale blue iridescence which is striking. The minute and hour hands glow a neon blue in the dark (the five minute markers have a dot above them that also glows). This effect does not last long--however it is a fun extra while it lasts. The date window is very small. The band is quite comfortable, and the feel is substantial without being heavy. The watch is also water resistant to 330 ft--which means I can swim without worry. The overall look is beautiful, elegant, classy and feminine. It seems to be a good buy for the money. I would have preferred and would have been willing to pay more for a sapphire crystal vs. the mineral crystal. Time will tell how long it holds up without scratching. Overall, my initial impression is very positive and I'm pleased with this purchase.