After deciding around 12 months ago that I needed a diver I began the search. After much deliberation I settled on a Seiko SNE109P -it looked great, solar quartz, affordable and orange. However after wearing a couple of times I found myself reaching for other watches and after giving it some thought it came down to size. With a 6.75" wrist it just felt too big. So back to the internet to find a replacement diver that would work for a smaller wrist.
In the end it came down to two: the Seiko SKX013 and the Citizen NY2300. I had no clear preference frankly, but the Citizen stacked up ahead of the Seiko on a number of fronts -I like the NY's face and particularly the hands, the Miyota movement over the Seiko's 726, and the price -the Citizen's a bargain currently at $100 less ($NZ) than the Seiko.
When the Citizen arrived yesterday I knew I'd made the right choice. The watch looks much better in the flesh, the size is perfect and accuracy 24hrs on is perfect so far.
I'm ambivalent on the Pepsi colouring, but it's growing on me.
Comparison with the Seiko SNE109P shows the difference -smaller face but main difference is the lug sizing, with the Citizen proving a lot more compact. Still have much love for the Seiko but I'll never wear it, so it'll be looking for a new home shortly
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the NY2300 to anyone with smaller wrists looking for a good midsize diver -at the current prices they're a real bargain