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Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive CA0435-51E HTM 2.0 Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch Review

The Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive CA0435-51E HTM 2.0 Chronograph Watch is made from black ion plated stainless steel. It has a 40mm case which is covered by a hardlex crystal window and has neon green accents around the unidirectional bezel, the crown and pushers. The watch is secured by a fold over safety clasp.

The textured dial on the Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive CA0435-51E features three sub dials. There is a 1/5th of a second sub dial, which measures up to 60 mins, at the 12 o’clock position, a 1 hour sub dial at the 6 o’clock position and a 24-hour sub dial at the 9 o’clock position. There is also a small square date window at the 3 o’clock position.

The Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive CA0435-51E Chronograph utilizes baton markers to indicate the hours, while the sub dials are marked with bold numerals. Both chronograph sub dials are accentuated by a silver stainless steel ring. The hands and markers are coated with phosphorescence for illumination in the dark and the watch is water resistant up to 330ft or 100m, which makes it suitable for swimming and snorkelling but not for diving.

The Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive CA0435-51E Chronograph is powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology. Eco-Drive is an innovative clean energy system which allows the watch to work using energy derived from any light source, with solar energy being the most effective. This eliminates the need for batteries and increases the watch’s durability while making the watch easier to maintain.

This is a beautiful watch. The black ion plating on the case and bracelet isn’t a true black but is more of a gunmetal dark grey, which gives the watch a very modern look and a great deal of versatility. The neon green accents on the bezel and pushers are toned down masterfully by the gunmetal grey and adds a splash of colour to the watch that isn’t overly bright or ostentatious, and makes the dial stand out. This watch will make a statement no matter what you decide to wear it with. It will look right at home with your casual wear and add a measure of chic to your formal wear.

The only downside to the Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Chronograph is that the bracelet squeaks a bit but that takes nothing away from the watch’s functionality.

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