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Would love this in a 37mm
on April 22, 2015
I will preface this and a couple of other reviews by saying that I purchased this watch to demo with a few others in order to find a daily "beater" watch. Skipping ahead to the end, this and the Hamilton I bought are being returned.
Build quality is fantastic, as I would expect from a Citizen. The EcoDrive mechanism is a wonder of modern watch technology, and works very well. My only qualm with this watch was the size. I am used to a 37mm Tag Heuer 1000 Diver, and my first foray into the 40mm+ category confirmed my suspicions that I cannot comfortably wear one on a daily basis. Just too large and bulky. The band is comfortable enough, though I would likely change it out for a leather/canvas Hadley Roma. I loved the brushed dark finish on the case, and the orange accents of the face help this watch stand out.
In summary, this is a great watch if you are looking for something in the 40mm+ size range. Its not obnoxiously large like some of the current trend of watches, and has a rugged yet classy look. Just not the watch for me. If this style was available with a 37-39mm case and 18-20mm band, I would purchase one in a heartbeat. There are some EcoDrives that fit the bill, but not with this style face.