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I have a few different watches that I wear for different occasions and wanted a smart watch that I can wear for work that would go with most of my outfits and be classy but not too large or obvious. I chose this Citizen Eco Drive Silhouette Diamond and have been very pleased with it.
The watch is quite small and delicate which is great for me as I have tiny wrists and can't wear any watches that are too large as they just swamp me. It features a stainless steel case with a matching link bracelet. It has a small round face that only measures 20cm in diameter and my version of the watch has a black face with silver dashes to mark the minutes/hours. There are four Swarovski crystal accents at 12pm. 15 min, 30mins and 45mins.
The surround of the watch face is tiny Swarovski crystals. These do not look too over the top or flashy at all and just give a nice subtle sparkle to the watch when you are wearing it.
The watch bracelet measures 8 mm wide x 8.5 inches long. It is fully adjustable by removing links, and it has a push button clasp that make it easy to get on and off. It is water resistant to 30 meters which means it is fine if it gets splashed when you are washing your hands but clearly is not OK to wear when you are in the shower or going swimming!
The main feature of this watch is that it is powered though Eco- drive which absorbs daylight so it never needs to be wound or have a replacement battery. This is very useful and you don't need to do anything special to power it - just wear it or keep it in daylight like normal. It has never stopped or lost time with me and I tend to forget about this feature. However if it was kept in a dark cupboard for a month it probably would stop!
The watch comes in a presentation box together with an instruction leaflet, diamond authenticity certificate and a 5 year guarantee. It can be bought from jewelers such as Ernest Jones and online from Amazon and other websites and costs around £140.
Overall I am really pleased with this watch and wear it most days when I am working. I would recommend it if you are after an elegant yet unobtrusive watch that is really reliable.
This review might also be posted on Ciao under my username Star20000
I was given this watch as a gift for university graduation. At first, I thought I would only wear it as a fancy piece, and simply stick to my normal sport watch for daily use. However, I started wearing it as a more professional looking option when I got a full time job, and now I feel absolutely lost without it!
The watch face is big enough to read comfortably, but small enough that the watch still wears like a bracelet. The diamonds around the watch face may appear fancy when just looking at the watch on display, but when it is being worn, they merely add a subtle, sophisticated shimmer. That is one of my favorite parts about this watch is that I feel like I can wear diamonds without being showy.
I am a clutz when it comes to wearing watches around water, and I have had a few instances where I've gotten my watch wet, and even submerged for a second or two, but I haven't had any trouble with it being damaged as a result. I wouldn't suggest showering or swimming in this watch, but it is high quality and can withstand some moisture.
I recommend this watch as a gift or even for yourself. Although the price is around $200, the quality is worth it.