Welcome back to another watch of the week episode number #29. In this previous episode number #28, we explored the SO & CO Monticello 5285 in this post here. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Today, we will be exploring a very unique watch from Citizen, a full titanium watch. In fact, the whole watch from the case to the bezel and the bracelets are made from one titanium. On top of that, it also boasts a 40% lighter in weight as compared to most stainless steel sports watch. Therefore, if you are looking for a sports watch for a Christmas present, do not look far. If you are ready, then let’s get down to the explanation.
Watch of the week #28 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
As been previously mentioned, the main material for this watch is super titanium. Super titanium boast a more lightweight material than stainless steel. On top of that, titanium, in general, is also more durable and scratch-resistant. Besides titanium, mineral crystal is used for the glass of the watch.
The watch has a diameter of 44mm from 3H:9H and 6H:12H. On top of the large diameter, it also features almost 10mm thickness of a case. Other dimensions to note include the width of the bracelet, which is 22mm and the length from the tail to the buckle is 9.5 inches.
Dimension reference (Source: Amazon.com)
The Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium is using a Japanese 3-hand quartz movement, the caliber J800. Another function of this movement is that is has a day and date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. Despite being a quartz movement, this watch boasts about not using a battery. Instead, with the Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, all they need is the solar power from the sun or artificial light. You can read more about the Eco-Drive technology over here.
Citizen Eco-Drive (Source: Citizenwatch.com)
Finally, we have come to the section about the design and appearance of the watch. The first thing that caught our attention is the rugged and brushed look of a full titanium watch. By nature, titanium has a dark, grey almost gun-metal appearance. However, titanium, similar to stainless steel can have both polished and brushed finish as well. For this model, Citizen decided to go with the full brushed finish.
Front View (Source: Amazon.com)
On top of that, I really like the dodecagonal bezel, a polygon with 12 equal sides. Engraved on the dodecagonal fixed bezel is the minute indicator, engraved. As for the dial, Citizen decided to maintain a silver-tone dial. To keep it in line with the theme grey and silver, Citizen also used skeletonized alpha hands.
Side View (Source: Picclick.com)
Other notable mentions including the polished finish of the crown at the side view. On top of that, it is also using a standard 3 link bracelet with a fold-over clasp.