Most watch owners have known Citizen watches mainly for their creativity, affordability, and excellence for more than 100 years. Despite being affordable to the general audience, these timepieces boast some of the finest horological engineering and aesthetics that will ever grace your wrist.
Some of the world’s biggest names have endorsed Citizen watches. If you’re thinking about getting your first Citizen watch, then you have certainly come to the right place!
We’ve rounded up some of the best Citizen watches for men that will look good in elegant and casual attires.
1: Citizen Eco-Drive ProMaster Diver
We’ll start our list off with one of Citizen watches most impressive lineups in the Eco-Drive ProMaster.
It boasts the brand’s proprietary Eco-Drive technology. With it, the watch is capable of converting light from natural and artificial sources into energy. And the best part about it is that you don’t even need to use or replace any batteries. Though we advise you to sufficiently charge it by exposing it to light before using it. Any watch that uses renewable energy is certainly a winner in our book.
And elegance is all this watch is about. It consists of luminous hands, a black dial, a sophisticated black leather strap, and a date indicator. It also features a ratcheted-elapsed time bezel, a non-reflective curved crystal, a screw-down crown, and a screw-back case. It’s made completely of stainless steel, includes a 300M WR and luminous accents.
2: Avion Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch
The classic 1950s Aviator style design of the Avion Eco-Drive harkens back to the golden age of travel. Sure, it doesn’t come with some of the usual citizen bells and whistles, but it’s still aesthetically pleasing, nonetheless.
When taking it out of the box, you’ll notice right away how big the Citizen Avion really is. The case measures about 45 mm wide and an astounding 52 mm lug to lug. Although, those with smaller wrists may find this a little intimidating.
The dial is obviously classic 1950s aviation styling with a couple of more touches. It looks dark charcoal-colored, followed by distinct orange accents. On top of that, it has a number of concave layers which gives the watch more of an aircraft gauge depth to it. And its 3 o’clock date display window sports a charming retro font.
Avion uses a Japanese quartz Eco-Drive j810 movement. The Eco-Drive technology is one that allows the watch to draw power from any light source and convert it into energy.
The leather band measures about 22 mm wide, with a buckle closure and contrast stitching. Despite looking attractive, the strap is pretty thick, making it difficult to run it through the buckle.
3: Citizen Watches Men’s AT8110-53E World Chronograph A-T
Citizen AT 8110-53E is a timepiece that uses class, as well as atomic timekeeping. To say that is stylish is a huge understatement. It features cutting-edge functionality, a bold black dial, and a simple-to-understand analog display among other things.
The face of the watch is guarded by an extremely scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, making it applicable for outdoor activities. It also features a light-powered Japanese quartz movement.
The background of the dial consists of three distinct black tones, bringing an amazing deal of class to the product. This is complemented by silver markers and hands, white markers for the outer ring, and the subdials.
Chronograph features radio sync for pinpoint accuracy, eco-drive technology that doesn’t require batteries, and water-resistance.
4: Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium Perpetual Krone A-T
The Perpetual Chrono is a splendid dress and dive watch for a variety of reasons. Its beautiful titanium is complimented with a titanium bracelet. Its silver-tone features a round guilloche dial with 3 chronograph subdials and a black tachymeter top ring.
Despite the case looking robust and sturdy, the watch offers a comfortable fit. The pure black round bezel compliments the silvery case quite nicely.
It’s powered by Japanese quartz Eco-Drive movement with an analog display. We certainly like the idea of having a light-powered watch that doesn’t use any batteries. However, we recommend charging it in the sun before using it.
These Citizen watches come with a radio-controlled function with five timezones for absolute accuracy. Other features include a perpetual calendar, luminous markers and hands, a stopwatch, an alarm, and a power reserve indicator.
Citizen Watches Conclusion
And there you have it; some of the best budgeted Citizen watches! There’s no pressure in choosing any of the watches we’ve listed here, as all of them are equally impressive in their own rights. What matters is what appeals to your personal needs and style.