Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s BN0151-09L Diver Watch Review

Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s BN0151-09L Diver Watch

If you were looking for a dive watch to purchase, it would be important for you to buy one that will meet all of your needs. It does not matter whether you are a professional diver or someone that would just like a nice flashy watch to strut around with. In the case that you are a diver, you would want to make sure that the watch meets all of your requirements. A dive watch can determine the life of a diver. This is because it is the instrument that you will use to tell how long you have been under the water and when to come out for another oxygen tank. I wouldn’t want to imagine what it would be like running out of oxygen when you are two hundred meters under the water.

Citizen Watches Men's BN0151-09L Promaster Professional Diver

There are very many brands of dive watches on the market and it is very essential for you to make sure that the one you are buying is actually a dive watch. The reason for this is because all watches seem to be trending with the same design, whether it is a sports watch, dive watch or any other type of watch. Some will come with bezels complete with stainless-steel housings for fancy reasons, while others will come equipped for diving, and yet they look the same. Before you quickly jump into buying a dive watch, the best way to find out what the best brands are is to do a thorough research. Thanks to the internet, that is something that could take a very short time as you go through user experience reviews of the different products on offer. You should especially be keen to check out the specifications and features of the dive watch.

In this article, we are going to review the Citizen Eco-Drive Men's BN0151-09L Promaster Diver Watch with Blue PU Band. This is a rather interesting dive watch that comes with a bold blue urethane strap. It can take some time getting used to the blue strap, but the color does blend in well with water. One advantage of the strap is that it is long and can fit comfortably onto a wet suit or a person with big wrists. The watch comes with a solid build that is much thicker than the normal watches. You can dive with the watch for up to 660 feet (200 meters), which is suitable for most divers. The watch comes with a fancy matte finish that makes it less reflective and not too bright.

Large luminous orange dots replace numbers, and the hands are also luminous orange. This is especially good because being luminous, they absorb light and when you go into the dark abyss of the sea, they reflect that light back, enabling you to read the watch when you're in the dark. The rotating bezel of the watch is tight and in order to rotate it, you have to hold onto the ridges, meaning that the bezel is firm. We would have preferred a slightly bigger date window but it is okay. In order for one to use it, the crown has to be unscrewed, a good sign that this watch was indeed made for divers. Dive times are given on the band in meters

This fancy looking watch can also be worn by people that are not divers, and also by women that tend to prefer bigger watches. One of the other good things about this watch is the fact that it starts ticking as soon as you expose it to light since it has a solar powered battery.

Features

  • Round watch featuring unidirectional bezel and blue dial with date window at 4 o'clock and luminous hands/hour markers
  • Eco-Drive technology is fueled by light and never needs a battery
  • ​43 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • ​Japanese quartz movement with analog display
  • ​Molded polyurethane band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
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Pros
  • It comes with a great design that makes it attractive to more than just divers
  • Good illumination and readability due to the luminous hands, and it can be read even in the dark
  • It has a solid build
  • It is made of high quality materials
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft): In general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving
  • Eco-Drive technology is fueled by light and never needs a battery
  • It feels very robust and with the mineral crystal display is sure to stand some serious beatings

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Cons
  • We really didn’t find any bad reviews of this watch, apart from the fact that some users were not impressed by the strap. They say that it feels very stiff unlike other polyurethane straps.

Conclusion

The Citizen Eco-Drive Men's BN0151-09L Promaster Diver Watch with Blue PU Band is a dive watch that is a bang for your buck. It is sturdy and comes with all the features needed for a diver. The watch also looks very fancy and can be worn for other activities. The mineral glass can resist most scratches, not being as strong as sapphire, and the casing solid, meaning that you could be using the watch for the next couple of years without worrying about it failing you. The 20 bar water pressure rating is excellent for divers, and they can go up to 660 feet deep. With this eco range watch, you won't even have to think of replacing the battery any time soon. About the strap, I think that it still looks pretty cool, and the blue color compliments the colors in the casing.

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