I haven't posted for a while but I'm still a very avid and frequent reader of this magnificent, instructional and unique site.
I need your help identifying the watch shown below and providing some more info and also some suggestions and/or advise about it. I'm a fan of automatic watches but once in a while I have a hard time trying to exclude exceptions to my collection (thanks to this site which "sank" me in this never-stops hobby ). I am about to make my first personal incursion into the Eco Drive field (I had bought a Silhouette for my wife before), but I haven't been able to find enough reliable info about this particular watch shown below. Therefore, your help identifying it and providing further info is appreciated in advance.
It's being sold at a reputable store chain. I actually tried it on my hand and its bracelet didn't give me a good impression (maybe it's because I'm use to the solid SS in all my bracelet watches). Even though it's described as "stainless steel bracelet", its very thin clasp looks and feels like tin. The whole bracelet feels very light, like hollow, not solid stainless steel links. I've read that many of you don't care very much about the original bracelet quality when buying a watch as many of you opt to replace it anyways; but the poor feel of the bracelet along with the lack of basic info on the dial (i.e., water resistance?) contributed to my doubts about the quality of this particular watch. Or maybe the quality should be refered about the watch alone and not of its bracelet...?
As you will see in the picture below (which honestly doesn't do justice to the watch), there is no indication of water resistance, country, etc., on its dial. As I'm not really familiar with the Citizen brand, I wonder if it's normal for a $250 Citizen watch not to show such info on its face dial?
Is it really worth $250 at regular price? Some times I think that the "regular" price may be inflated to attract buyers with the "sale" price, which might very well be the actual "value" price.
Please feel free to ask more questions to help identifying the type and quality of this watch, as well as the approximate real value of it. Your comments, opinions and suggestions are all welcome. Many thanks in advance to all of you reading this post. Let's start a conversation.
Here is what I have (picture and description copied and pasted from the original posting website):
Citizen® Men's Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch
- Classic dress is revisited with this traditionally designed timepiece featuring a stainless steel case and bracelet with a silver-tone dial. Also boasts a 41mm case, date feature, and is water resistant to 50 metres. Eco-Drive. Fuelled by light. Any light. A watch that never needs a battery.
- Men's watch
- Displays stick position indicators only (no numbers)
- Round analog dial face
- Stainless steel band
- Fold-over clasp with push-button closure
- Water resistant to 50 m (5 ATM)
- Citizen® Eco-Drive solar cell battery type
- No batteries required
- Citizen Eco-Drive Technology
- A watch that never needs a battery
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- 41mm stainless steel case and bracelet
- Silver-tone dial with date
Sale Price: $99.00
Regular Price: $250.00
Now $99.00 until February 14, 2015