Hi WUS members,
This is one of my first message (and review) here, so - happy to be onboard and share my experience.
The story behind buying the watch is pretty simple. I've searched for a sporty dress watch, one I could put while wearing shorts & Jeans, one that will go perfect with a buttoned long sleeve shirt. basicly, one that won't be so dressy, but will have an appealing look with a modern twist.
Iv'e read tons of reviews about watches. There were one which I couldn't affored, ones that didn't follow my taste, other which looked like a homages and so on.
Than, I landed on a thread which spoke about the SARB033. This watch looks awsome, but, I didnd't wanted the watch that everybody ownes.
One day, after almost pulling the trigger and buying the SARB033, I came across this amazing piece of horology - in a Russian forum (Thank you google for translating!) - BOOM! it was a complete match.
The size of the watch, the simplicity yet complicated look, the refiend adges - it was (and still) love in first sight.
So, enough speaking about me, let's get into business.
The Citizen NP4040-54E holds a Citizen caliber 4150 based on miyota 8215. it's a 21 jewels automatic movement with handwinding feature. it got 40 hours power reserve and a day-date window.
The watch is 40mm (however, feels like 39) with lug width of 20mm. The lug-to-lug dimensions is around 45 mm.
The NP4040-54E got a sapphire crystal with a clear back case (the movement looks amazing!).
The case looks amazing, with stunning finishing, probably looks way out it's price range.
It came with a beautiful and well structured solid end link bracelet which had been replaced to a leather strap which I find as a more appealing look.
last thing, the watch is a japan made watch (some say it's a JDM watch, which might be the case) - seems like the build quality is due to this fact.
That's it friends, please, feel free to ask any other piece of information which you might want me to publish and I'll do so.
With leather strap :
With braclet :