If you are looking for a watch brand that has withstood the best of time while delivering performance at a fairly affordable price, you don’t need to look any further than the Japanese brand Citizen. Citizen watches were part of the ‘Japanese wave’ of watch brands that swept through the American and European markets. Initially dismissed and even laughed at, Citizen and other Japanese brands eventually had the last laugh They were able to deliver what many Swiss or European watch brands could only dream of-high quality at a very affordable price. Thanks to extremely high quality control, Citizen has earned its stripes as one of the world’s premier watch brands in the low to mid-end market.
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BL5250-02L First Look & Overview
The great thing about this watch is that it isn’t your typical Citizen men’s watch. While Citizen’s watches are known throughout the world as practical and affordable watches, the Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Leather and Titanium brings more to the table than just practicality and affordability. It is all that and more. Its pig skin band, dual time display, and unidirectional construction, in addition to its sporty titanium construction clearly establishes this watch as a style contender. While it is far from the best watch in the sporty casual category, it definitely holds its own. If you are looking for a casual watch that looks great, has a sporty yet elegant feel, you can definitely do worse than pick the Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Leather and Titanium watch.
Citizen “Eco-Drive” Watch Style: Sporty Casual
Thanks to the classic look of its pig skin band and its sporty face, the Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Leather and Titanium makes for a great time piece that makes you look great in a wide variety of settings. It brings a sporty and rugged feel to a business meeting. On the other hand, it has a classical element that adds lots of style to a fairly casual setting. Far from an awkward combination, mixing its classic pig skin band design and color with a sports watch face simply works for the Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Leather and Titanium. We’re not sure if most other watch brands can pull off such a combination so smoothly.
Movement Type: Japanese quartz
Considering the casual and sporty positioning of this product, its quartz movement is wholly appropriate. You simply don’t want to have to wind up a watch when you’re wearing it in a casual setting or you live a ‘get up and go’ lifestyle. Given its sporty design, quartz movement makes a whole lot of sense. After all, the big promise of sports watches and other time pieces with hints of the Great Outdoors and activity is freedom. It is a bit stifling having to wind up an automatic watch.
Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Special Features: Dual time display with alarm
In addition to its sport exterior, the dual time functionality of this watch adds to its legitimacy as the watch of ‘the man on the go.’ Whether you want to show up on time for a job interview, a meeting, or at a study group, this watch’s alarm feature has you all covered.
Versatile, great looking, smart, and stylish, the Citizen Men’s BL5250-02L “Eco-Drive” Leather and Titanium can help you look great in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. Considering its versatility, the fact that this watch is priced the way it is just makes one impressed at Japanese manufacturing efficiency all the more. This watch is a great blend of value and design.