Promaster Tough
Promaster Tough
$396.00 MSRP $495.00

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Promaster Tough

Promaster Tough


$396.00 MSRP $495.00

Test the extremes with the brand new CITIZEN Promaster Tough series. Living up to its name, this timepiece features a monocoque case (2 piece construction resulting in no caseback) resulting in extreme rigidity, shock resistance and anti-magnetism. Super Titanium™ coating on a stainless steel case and bracelet allowing for anti-rust, scratch resistance, hypo-allergenic and 5X harder than stainless steel. Other features include anti-reflective sapphire crystal, super LumiNova hands and markers and ability to function in extreme temperatures. Featuring our Eco-Drive technology – powered by light, any light. Never needs a battery. Caliber number E168. * LumiNova® is a registered trademark of NEMOTO & CO.,LTD.

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Promaster Tough is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well designed Top quality design and build of the watch body (case, face, crystal, bracelet connection to case). Bracelet design also very good, but the bracelet construction is a big step below that of the watch body. The bracelet clasp/closure in particular is of marginal quality. Why make such a beautiful and sturdy watch in Japan and then put it on a bracelet that is made in China??? (and it shows). Very happy with the watch overall. Love Eco-Drive, great quality, elegant design but obviously tough.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality Bought this watch recently and I'm very happy with it. I own many watches, and lots of them are complicated, multiple dials, stopwatch etc. This watch has none of that, and I kind of like that for a change.It's a little heavy but I like that. The case is two pieces only (no back panel), and it looks very tough. The glass is sapphire crystal. I also recently bought a watch without that type of glass, and I regret that, scratches already. Not on the Promaster Tough, a very classy and tough watch. Can be worn every day but it looks classy enough as a dress watch.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid! Have owned this watch for a month. I have several other nice watches but keep coming back to this one! I like the weight and feel when wearing. Important and useful to me are: 1 accuracy 2 Eco-Drive 3 Sapphire crystal 4 luminescent hands 5 easy to quick-read 6 date and 7 macho look (maybe that should be 1?) This is my 3rd citizen Eco-Drive and my wife has one too. I'm a happy consumer
Date published: 2018-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive rugged watch. I bought the Promaster Tough a few weeks ago from an AD and was immediately impressed with the fit and finish. The titanium coating has a nice dark color to it and so far hasn’t shown a single scratch. The sapphire crystal feels every bit as tough as the steel one piece case. The watch is heavy but feels solid and indestructible. The steel titanium bracelet is very comfortable and seems to be very well made and compliments the thin case. So far it’s keeping very accurate time, I haven’t had to adjust it yet.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent but some minor room to improve I received this wonderful watch recently and overall this was an exceptional purchase. On the positive side, this watch looks great, has a clean dial, very accurate and built tough as the name implies. The weight to me is appropriate given the case diameter and substantial build quality. On the negative side, the date dial window is hard to read, perhaps enlarging and framing the window would be a nice touch. The crown at the 4 o’clock position would add a stylish look as well as a bit of comfort to the wearer. The band is comfortable but would benefit with additional micro adjustments to dial in that custom fit. To me these negatives are by no means a deal breaker, just an area to improve upon for future iterations or design. This is an awesome watch and I am very glad to own it.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Break it by mistake ! Wife bought the eco drive protester tough for me for Xmas beautiful hand some watch .watched the setting video read the tutorial every thing BEFORE trying to set it. Well after breaking my thumb nail I was next going to use a pocket knife to pull the crown stem out nothing but pure luck made me try to turn the crown cc well it worked I was able to pull out the crown .had it not been lucky to try turning it I guarantee I would have broke it trying to pull the crown out wards you should clarify this in your instructions .also the date window really ? Way to small other than that I love this watch!
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great build quality and looks awesome! Bought this from the citizen store and couldn’t be happier. Looks and feels much more expensive than it costs. Sapphire crystal is great and the bracelet is very comfortable. If it is as durable as Citizen claims this watch will be a real winner.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite watch! 8 purchased this at the Citizen store in Time Square a few months ago while traveling in New York. The sales lady was awesome And new her stuff. Even asking about discontinued and rare pieces, she knew it all! I decided on this Promaster Tough. I am so glad I did. It is very sleek and wears well with a dress shirt as well as a t-shirt. The smooth case back is comfortable to wear all day long. This watch was on sale when I bought it. Hafter having it and wearing it as much as I did, I would pay full retail if this were to get lost or stolen. This is one of fifteen watches in my collection. I have 5 citizens, the Promaster line is very tough. This watch will be kept in service for many many years. Of my 5 citizens watches I have aquired over many years, none have had any problems. I fully expect this beautiful watch to be just as good or better than my older Citizen watches. Buy it for yourself or a friend, you will not be disapointed. The only thing I wish they improve on the next rendition is a larger date window and perpetual calendar. If it had that, this would be the perfect watch! Love my citizens.
Date published: 2018-12-25
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The red second hand is a little off-putting. I don't suppose it would be possible to change this??

Asked by: FRAN58
The RED second hand is very visible and only takes a few days in which to become accustom.
Answered by: Charles III
Date published: 2019-02-12

I really want to give this watch a try, but how tough is it? I work at a natural gas compression facility and I’m constantly using heavy equipment/tools and crawling around in huge engine crank cases. Would it hold up in that type of environment?

Asked by: Jday
Would any watch survive this? Obviously I don't have a clear vision of how much the watch might suffer, but would any watch survive? I can only tell you this watch will probably last the longest. This watch is built to last, it does not scratch easy, and it's shock proof. But if I were you I'd take it off at work. The watch is too nice to risk it ;-).
Answered by: henarts
Date published: 2019-02-11

Would love to buy a simple, tough Eco-Drive watch like this, but in super-titanium and with either atomic or GPS timekeeping...any chance of that coming out soon?

Asked by: Gurekku
You will have to go JDM to find something like that. They do make a GPS Promaster, it's very cool
Answered by: Mason
Date published: 2018-12-03

What is the band size (20, 22...)?

Asked by: RJN01
The band size is 22mm.
Answered by: CitizenCS
Date published: 2019-04-05

So how much of the watch is actually Titanium? Also, I see only rated for a 3' drop onto carpet, does not seem very tough. I currently wear the Eco-Drive AT4010-50E but looking for another Titanium watch. Thank you.

Asked by: CoachBrianSC
The model watch mentioned is not titanium. The model watch mentioned does not have any titanium parts nor does the description of the watch mention it is titanium. The model watch mentioned is stainless steel with a surface hardening treatment on the band and case. In regards to looking for another titanium watch we have several models that are titanium such as the Brycen and the the Paradigm. Please visit our website to our other titanium models. .
Answered by: CitizenCS
Date published: 2019-03-15

I just wonder how good is the anti magnetism 4800 A.M. or more. How is the shock resistance also. The watch itself looks very nice. The price is very good too. It cost only $495. It is such a good deal. I cannot say No.

Asked by: Fred Choi
The model watch mentioned anti magnetism is capable of taking what an average consumer would be interacting with on a typical day. We do not keep the A/m ratings. In regards to the shock resistance, it is made to take a 3 foot drop on a carpeted surface. If you have any other questions and wish to speak to someone directly, please contact our customer care department. Our Customer Care Department may be reached at (800) 321-1023, Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
Answered by: CitizenCS
Date published: 2019-08-11

What is the difference between models No. BM7431-51L and BM7170-53L? 

Asked by: Robmaster
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