Hermit58 12/13/18
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Great tough watch, super luminous. Band is stiff!

Just so you know where I'm coming from, I am a mid-range watch collector. I own several Citizen watches. This one is quite a bit different than others. First of all, it's a monocoque design resulting in no case back. Along with a screw-down crown, it gets a true 200M water resistance rating. You can actually go swimming wearing this watch with no concerns. The lumination is amazing. Even low light charges up the hands and hour markers pretty well. Shock and heat resistance are also great features on which to rely. I like a watch that can take a beating, and this one certainly qualifies. It has a Duratect coating, which is supposedly scratch-resistant. We'll just have to wait to see if that's true. I will update this post if I have any issues which contradicts this review. I guess I need to address the military green Cordura® ballistic fabric strap. It has a silicone rubber lining, which is very stiff. Because of this, it doesn't seem like it will ever "break in" like leather or canvas usually does. At first, it bugged me a little bit, because the strap is pre-formed straight, while my wrist is curved. So, only parts of the band make 100% contact with my skin. But this "issue" ended up not being so bad. After wearing it for only two days, I could barely tell any difference between this and leather or canvas. It also breathes very nicely, preventing sweating. At first, it wasn't an easy watch to remove, due to band stiffness. But, both keepers being floating (sliding) helps that process along. Just slide both of them back to easily unbuckle the clasp. This is not just a heavy duty watch on paper. It FEELS heavy duty as well. I hand-washed some dishes while wearing this watch, just for the fun of it. I'll continue to abuse it, within reason, during the 5-year warranty period. Citizen says I get an extra year warranty if I register it online. I've done this four times now, and have yet to recieve any confirmation or verification that I have indeed recieved any extra warranty time. Online registration is not asociated with their online customer accounts! That's just stupid! I would love to see all of my registered Citizens on my account page. Hopefully, I'll never have to use the warranty. My oldest Citizen Eco-drive is about 7 or 8 years old, and has yet to require any service or repair. It just keeps chugging along. review image

Stateofn8 11/23/20
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Beautiful watch, almost perfect except the band.

I will revise my review once my customer service request has been addressed. I purchased this watch for full price and I can confirm that the watch itself is worth every penny. You get a lot of watch for what you pay. Titanium coated case, solar powered movement, sapphire crystal, and a two-piece waterproof body. That being said, the weakest link, so to speak, is the watch band itself (the Cordura ballistic strap). I bought this watch and strap combo specifically for the look and from the reviews of its durability. However, I've been extremely disappointed with the resilience of the strap. One month in and I am already seeing that the fibers are coming loose and the threading on either side of the strap is starting to fray. Perhaps I got a defective watch strap but if this is uniform, then this is definitely an issue. I say that I would recommend this product with the caveat that I would not get the ballistic strap if this quality is uniform. Still waiting from resolution from customer service!

Paulie 01/25/20
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Nice watch Except.......

I have the Black dial & the Green dial versions. I like them both....But,there is very little Lum on the minute hand...both versions. I don’t think Citizen even knows this

Stan 03/06/19
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Good, but that buckle ...

I own several high-end automatics. I wanted a good-looking and reliable beater. The Promaster seemed to fit the bill. I’ve owned the watch for a couple of weeks. My only problem, which would stop me from buying the watch again if I had a do over, is the strap. I like how it looks and feels, and it is very sturdy. But it is too long for me and the holes are too far apart to size it comfortably. Because of the length of the strap the uncentered buckle and the second keeper pull the watch face off toward the side of my wrist. Because of the spacing between the holes (8 mm), the strap is either too tight or too loose. I “fixed” it by using a soldering gun to burn an extra hole, and a hacksaw to shorten the tail. Now it fits, but it looks like it went to war. I’ll need to spend another $40+ for a replacement strap that is 75mm X 115mm. That reduces the value proposition, and is annoying. Citizen: offer the watch with a choice of strap length, or with an adjustable deployant buckle.