We have prepared a review of The Citizen AQ1030-57H.
This is one of the best models created by Citizen. This luxury watch is entitled to
compete with the Grand Seiko and Royal Orient best models.
The Citizen perfect mechanical watch shall be presented in another review. Today
our attention is focused on the solar powered quartz AQ1030-57H model.
The Citizen Quartz watch is appearing to be the most accurate watch in the world;
potential accuracy movement constitutes +/- 5 seconds per year.
The AQ1030-57H model is distinguished by the attractive dial color, which is graphite.
The watch case and bracelet are manufactured of stainless steel, the length of the
bracelet combined with the watch constitutes 22.5 cm. Polishing is excellent, sides
are sharp, matte and glossy surfaces are in a good match. The clasp bears the Citizen logo.
Sapphire crystal looks quite natural.
The watch is thin; the thickness is 9 mm, and the width is 40 mm. The weight is about 130 gr.
The watch is 100 meters waterproof; the AQ1030-57H model is one of the few watches,
where the manufacturer is presenting a screwed crown protected by the case influx.
The back cover is also screwed.
The hands and the hour indices are covered with light accumulating composition,
the color is green; and it’s shining through the entire night and until morning.
The hands and marks are polished, beautifully playing with reflection when impinging
The caliber is solar powered (Eco-drive); that is why inscriptions on the dial look,
as if hovering over it. This is a characteristic feature of solar panels. For the
convenience of the owner, the battery charge indicator is located not far from the 9
The date window is found quite near the 3 hours mark. The perpetual calendar is
provided in the watch.
The dial color is graphite or dark gray. It looks in a very peculiar and unusual way.
I have never seen such a shade among the luxury watches. And it looks more
attractive, than black.
Separately, I would like to mention the watch 10-year warranty; the company
taking care of its customers is really amazing.
Let me conclude by saying that The Citizen Eco-Drive probably appears to be the
best general purpose watch in the world. Judge it for yourself; you are facing
unmatched accuracy, entire autonomy (perpetual calendar and solar power) and the
excellent support by the manufacturer.