We adore complications. It’s not enough these days to review plain and simple time-day-date watches. Today’s wrist watch wearer expects more functionality in the strap-to-the-arm trade off and specifically things that address time, body and environment information while “on the fly.” When we jog, we can’t stop and fish around in a pocket or fanny-pack for our iPhone. People don’t take their Androids on long treks, bike hikes, skateboarding, swimming, spelunking, climbing, or surfing. In meetings it’s ignorant to pull out and start flicking around the screen of a Blackberry. Nothing beats the convenience of a wrist watch. With a quick glance (stealthfully in that meeting) the wearer can know, at the least, what time it is and if the watch has more features, so can the wearer know other relevant things.
So, taking this discussion back to an important issue: to wear a device is a sacrifice of comfort. The payoff manifests in two categories: usefulness and style. It goes without saying how useful a watch can be. On the topic of style, however, we are witnessing an evolving phenominom wherein fashion is exploding in every direction. The watch industry has become exciting. New materials and technologies have vastly expanded the range of features. New colors and size formats open the gates of fashion design. These days, individuality is a freedom that encourages thousands of new designs – fashion is best expressed when we each wear a watch like no other. And extravagance is not just acceptable, but admired.
Striving to root out the better deals on the most interesting watches is the goal of this blog. Every watch reviewed on this blog is here for a reason – the following Citizen watches because they are handsome, have helpful features and are a solid investment.
Have a closer look at these watches:
And, here’s a comprehensive written review from Watch Report (click here) in which there are a few very large pictures and an expert’s take on the features and benefits.