When you give a watch as a gift, you like for it to have some special characteristics that make it unique. But, when you can’t fly to some exclusive watch maker in Geneva for a timepiece, you can find yourself in a pickle. On our more affordable middle class plane of existence, many people turn to respected watchmakers like Citizen. The Citizen Eco-Drive watch is a special watch. It’s a watch that can liberate its wearer from the tedious chore of changing batteries. The Citizen Eco-Drive line of watches has one of the most sophisticated solar power plants in the world of horology. Once charged, a Citizen Eco-Drive watch can run for six months in the dark.
My first Citizen Eco-Drive was called “Drive by Citizen” or some such marketing thing. I’m wearing it as I type. I’ve had it for just over a year now and it is still going strong. The leather band remains soft and supple and the styling is masculine and appropriate for any situation. You can read my full review of the Drive by Citizen watch here.
My second Citizen Eco-Drive watch is this classic design that obviously draws inspiration from the vintage Citizen watches of the past. It’s a great watch to wear to the office and looks great with khakis. There is nothing to indicate that this is a solar watch, but it can run for six months in a dark sock drawer. You can read my complete review of this stainless steel Citizen Eco-Drive watch here.