Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium BL5350-59
Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Alarm Chronograph BL5350-59
Thatís a long one! Thought I would do a brief review on one of these pieces so down to it we go.
A true titanium piece, the weight is super light for its size and yet feels heavy duty. Itís a large watch that you donít feel on the wrist.
The case is well finished. Bracelet feels strong. Bracelet is adjusted by removing full or half links, donít loose those little inserts in the links or you are buggered. Solid end links and no overall rattle to the watch. A combo of brushed and polished finish, the right mix and not too heavy in the titanium color if you know what I mean. Buttons feel right.
Dial is a textured blue. Lume on the hands is blue, markers a blue green, the hands lume outshines the marker lume but is fine, not supper bright but does last all night. Very easy to read piece despite being a busy dial with lots of functions and function markers too on the outer chapter from about 4 to 8.
I wonít go into the specs, it has everything. What I do like is the perpetual calendar based on leap years, an efficient way of working that function. You never have to touch the calendar once set.
Short review. Some nice pics for you. I give it an 8 out of 10, would have been 9 but sometimes the hands donít line up with the markers, not a big deal you donít notice it unless you are searching for it. Bezel dot lines up, more important. For a large watch it wears light, a nice surprise against todayís oversize and overly heavy pieces. I like it!
Last edited by JMS; March 17th, 2009 at 00:08.
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