Welcome back to week #3 where we talk everything about watches because we love them so much!! This week, we will explore a little about dive watches, especially the Citizen Promaster Eco-drive.
Let’s talk firstly about the engine of the watch. This watch comes with the Citizen caliber E168, part of the Eco-drive series of watches which uses solar energy to convert to electrical energy. While technically you do not need a battery, the solar cells inside the movement still have a backup battery.
Eco-drive at the case back (Source: forums.watchuseek.com)
The solar cells underneath the dial capture the sunlight and store inside the rechargeable batteries. Talking about saving the environment.
Citizen Eco-Drive (Source: Amazon.com)
The case and case back are made out of stainless steel, with a diameter of 48mm and thickness of 12mm. On top of that, the crystal protecting the dial is made out of mineral glass, which is scratch resistant.
Sizing Guide (Source: Amazon.com)
Moreover, the watch is equipped with a rubber vented strap, made out of polyurethane (PU) rubber which is popular among dive watches.
Strap (Source: Amazon.com)
Dial zoomed in (Source: Jomashop.com)
The eco-drive caliber E186 comes with the standard 3 hand movement like the hour, minute and second with the date function located at the 4 o’clock. Accompanying the blue dial are grey and orange minute and hour hands with luminous (glow in the dark).
The face of the watch (Source: Amazon.com)
On top of that, the watch features round markers and rhombus markers on the 12, 3,6 and 9 o’clock of the dial. What I like is also the minute markers 10,20,30 and so on printed on the uni-directional bezel. Lastly, it comes with a screw down crown at the 4 o’clock angle and tang and buckle fastening.
How it looks (Source: Amazon.com)
And oh did we mentioned? It can withstand water up to 200 meters or 660 feet for you Americans. ;P