My wife got me a Citizen BL5250 for Fathers Day. Here are a few pictures I took tonight. I'll also provide a few thoughts on the watch after a day and a half of wrist time. Let me say up front...I'm a fan.
The watch has all of the features that I find attractive. It's a dive watch, rotating bezel, big numbers and easy to read. The dial is not terribly reflective. It has a very light waffle pattern to it that I only see in direct light. The black dial with white numbers provides a great contrast.
This is a titanium case and bezel. It's very light and easy to wear. The watch is about 43mm, but appears bigger on my wrist. You wouldn't think so with the highly polished bezel acting as a limiting frame for the size of the watch, but I think the black dial and white numbers make it look bigger.
The strap is leather, but very comfortable. It is thick and has good padding. Sometimes I have a devil of a time getting a strap to fit comfortably, but this one fit comfortably immediately. I find that the strap could be a few millimeters longer for aesthetics, but the fit is great.
As with all my Citizens, the second hand hits the mark on each minute marker on the dial. Just Citizen's way of announcing their attention to detail, I guess.
The lume. Citizen blue, and it charges in a hurry. I had the watch at an outdoor event last night, and the charge lasted well past midnight (it went through being charged in the afternoon and lasted the evening and late into the night...very impressive).
I have two Signature Series Citizens, and this model compares favorably with them at a quarter of the retail price. This is a great addition to the collection.
One thing: beware the Citizen website and the instructions they have associated with the watch. This is the e820 calibre, and the instructions on the website are not for that calibre.
I hope this short review contained some useful information.
Thanks for looking.