The 20 Best Citizen Watches for Men

Satellite Wave

2020 marks the 100th year of Citizen, and what a century it’s been. Renowned for their expert craftsmanship, revolutionary, solar-powered Edo-Drive technology, and classic designs, Citizen is one of the most respected names in modern watchmaking- and for very good reason. Whether you prize aesthetics or functionality, their contemporary, sleek timepieces are must-have items for any true connoisseur’s collection. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a new watch this year, you won’t be disappointed with any one of these 20 timeless pieces.

20. Chandler Year of the Mouse FE7082-53W

Released in a limited edition run to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Mouse, this is the ideal choice for anyone looking to combine the usual line up of attractions (Eco-Drive technology, excellent functionality, and a masculine robustness) with the added perk of a quirky, exclusive design featuring a raised Mickey Mouse outline on a stylish, deep red degrade dial. As you’d expect of a limited edition, it’s not the cheapest, but given the quality on offer, few would argue it’s worth the $495 price tag.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Case materials: gold-tone, stainless steel. Dial: red, diamond accents. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft. Functions: j830, 3 hand. Case size (mm): 40. Crystal: spherical mineral crystal.

Promaster Diver CA0710-58L

19. Promaster Diver CA0710-58L

Thanks to its excellent water resistance (200m), the Promaster Diver makes a great choice for water sport enthusiasts. The handsome design features a stainless-steel band and case, perfectly complemented by an easy to read blue dial and luminous hand markers. Thanks to its use of solar-powered Eco-Drive technology, you’ll never have to worry about battery life again, while its anti-magnetic and anti-shock qualities add to the list of attractions.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 46. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: 200m/20bar [scuba diving]. Crystal: anti-reflective mineral crystal. Functions: b612, 1/5 second chronograph measures up to 60 minutes, 12/24-hour time, date.

Corso BM7490-52E

18. Corso BM7490-52E

A steal at around $350, the Corso BM7490-52E combines a sleek, minimalist design with superb functionality. It may lack the bells and whistles of some of Corso’s higher-end pieces, but if you want clean lines, a subtle style, and an affordable price tag, it’s hard to fault.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 41. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: sapphire crystal. Functions: e111, 3 hand, 3 hand with date.

PCAT CB5880-54L

17. PCAT CB5880-54L

It may come in for the considerable sum of $650, but considering the extensive functionality on offer, the PCAT CB5880-54L is a positive bargain. As well as featuring Eco-Drive technology, the watch comes complete with a chronograph, dual time zones, and a perpetual calendar- perfect for the frequent traveler. The design, meanwhile, manages to be both robust and elegant, with a eye-catching blue and orange dial and a chunky silver band.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue, red accents, luminous hands and markers. Case size (mm): 43. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr200/20bar/666ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: e660, world timer, perpetual calendar, power reserve indicator, chronograph / calendar / alarm.

16. Captain America BN0208-54W

If you can stretch to the $595 price of a Captain America BN0208-54W, you’re in for a treat. Created in tribute to the First Avenger, Captain America, this special edition timepiece combines high-end functionality with an eye-catching design. Key highlights to watch out for include the 200-meter water resistance, Eco-Drive technology, and, for the comic book fanatics, a Captain America emblem on the case back.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 44. Case Material: silver-tone, super titanium, aluminum bezel. Water-resistance: 200m/20bar [scuba diving]. Crystal: Mineral crystal. Functions: e168, 3 hand with date.

Promaster Aqualand

15. Promaster Aqualand BN2038-01L

If you’re into water sports, the Promaster Aqualand BN2038-01L is the ideal option. Kitted out with maximum depth memory, rapid ascent alarm, auto start dive mode, and a power reserve indicator, it’s the perfect accessory for deep-sea adventurers. Granted, the design isn’t exactly understated, but if you want your wrist to make a big, bold statement, you could do a lot worse than strapping this to it.

Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 46. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: 200m/20bar [scuba diving]. Crystal: Mineral crystal. Functions: J250, maximum depth memory, rapid ascent alarm, auto-start dive mode, power reserve indicator.

Wold Perpetual

14. World Perpetual A-T CB0160-51L

If it’s sleek elegance you want, sleek elegance is what you’ll get with the World Perpetual A-T CB0160-51L. Along with the classic, stylish design, users can expect unsurpassed functionality thanks to its revolutionary solar technology, atomic timekeeping, and perpetual calendar. For those into their water sports, there’s the added benefit of 100-meter water resistance.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 42. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: sapphire crystal. Functions: h145, synchronized to atomic time clock for superior accuracy, atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 26 time zones, perpetual calendar, date.

World Chronograph

13. World Chronograph A-T AT8113-04H

For frequent travelers, nothing beats the functionality of a chronograph. Replete with features like a perpetual calendar, 12/24-hour time, and atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment, the World Chronograph A-T AT8113-04H makes the perfect accessory for the modern-day businessman.

Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: gray, power reserve indicator. Case size (mm): 43. Case Material: rose gold-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: sapphire crystal. Functions: h804, synchronized to atomic time clock for superior accuracy, atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 26 time zones, 1/20 second chronograph measures up to 60 minutes, perpetual calendar.

Skyhawk

12. Promaster Skyhawk A-T JY8051-59E

Stump up the $542.50 needed for a Promaster Skyhawk A-T JY8051-59E, and prepare for a treat. As the latest addition to the Citizen Skyhawk A-T collection, it packages all the great features you’ve come to expect of the line (atomic timekeeping, perpetual calendar, dual time, alarms, countdown timer, digital backlight, and more besides) in an all-new stylish steel case featuring an easily readable black dial and a pop of color from the bright green details.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 45. Case material: black, super titanium, Promaster crown. Water-resistance: wr200/20bar/666ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: u680, atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 43 world cities, synchronized to atomic time clock for superior accuracy, atomic timekeeping technology with synchronized time adjustment available in 43 cities, 1/100 second chronograph measures up to 24 hours.

Spiderman

11. Spider-Man CA0429-53W

Want to feel like a superhero? Then take a look at the Spider-Man CA0429-53W. With its show-stopping design, superb functionality, and vibrant color scheme, this latest addition to Citizen’s Marvel line is, if not guaranteed to give you arachnid powers, at least guaranteed to make your wrist look super fly.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue, silver accents. Case size (mm): 44. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel with abs. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: Mineral crystal. Functions: b612, 1/5 second chronograph measures up to 60 minutes, 12/24-hour time, date.

Tsuno

10. Promaster Tsuno Chronograph Racer AV0078-04X

With a recommend retail value of $716, the Promaster Tsuno Chronograph Racer AV0078-04X is certainly not the cheapest item in the Citizen range. It is, however, one of the best. Get your hands on one of these babies and you can expect to enjoy first-rate functionality (a 1/5-second Chrono, alarm, tachymeter, instantaneous fly back, and power reserve and date is just the start of things) and a super-sleek, eye-catching design with a chunky black leather strap with orange contrast stitching and a complementary orange and black dial.

Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: orange, black, power reserve indicator. Case size (mm): 45. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr200/20bar/666ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: e210, hand-assembled movement, 1/5 second flyback chronograph measures up to 12 hours, alarm, power reserve indicator.

Wave

9. Satellite Wave Gps Freedom CC3039-08E

Bold, brazen, and unapologetically masculine, the Satellite Wave Gps Freedom CC3039-08E combines superior functionality with a classically sporty design. As one of Citizen’s newest additions to its 2020 lineup, the timepiece is a timely reminder (pun intended) that watch technology rarely stands still: as well as boasting the fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation in the world, this sleek little masterpiece offers time adjustment in 40 time zones and Eco-Drive technology, all packaged up in a sleek black and red design. Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 44. Case material: black, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: spherical mineral crystal. Functions: f150, satellite GPS timekeeping technology with worldwide reception.

AQ4000

8. The Citizen AQ4000-51L

Few watches marry classic aesthetics with robust functionality quite so well as The Citizen. With its lean, minimalist design of a striking bright blue cobalt dial and stainless-steel case and bracelet, and superbly precise autonomous timekeeping, it’s a modern classic. Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 40. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: sapphire crystal. Functions: A010

Brycen

7. Brycen AW1598-70X

It may be an oldie, but it’s still a goldie. The Brycen AW1598-70X is a modern-day classic, marrying vintage elegance with superlative functionality. If you want a watch that screams class (and tells the time to faultless precision while it does it) this is it. To cap it off, it’s recommended retail value of $260 makes it one of Citizen’s most affordable offerings. Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: green. Case size (mm): 43. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: mineral crystal/ Functions: J810, 3 hand with date.

Chandler

6. Chandler BM6838-17L

If you want a robust, simple design, 21st-century technology, a comfortable build, and an easily legible watch face, the Chandler BM6838-17L may be exactly what you’re looking for. With its classic, sturdy design, this is a serious timepiece for serious grownups – even if the superbly affordable price tag of just $180 suggests otherwise. Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 42. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel/ Water-resistance: wr100/10bar/333ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: Mineral crystal. Functions: E111, 3 hand, 3 hand with date.

PCAT

5. PCAT AT4127-52H

If you’re in the market for a top of the line timepiece with superb functionality, the PCAT AT4127-52H is well worth considering. With an average retail price of $540.00, it’s not cheap, but what would you expect of a piece that offers atomic timekeeping, solar-driven power, a 1 Second Chronograph, and a water resistance of up to 200 meters? Not to mention one with such an attractive aesthetic- strap this sporty little number to your wrist, and the admiring glances will make that price tag seem like peanuts. Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: gray, luminous hands and markers. Case size (mm): 43. Case material: gray, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr200/20bar/666ft [swimming, showering & snorkeling]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: E650, synchronized to atomic time clock for superior accuracy, atomic timekeeping technology.

Satellite Wave

4. Satellite Wave F900 CC7000-01L

As one of Citizen’s latest limited editions, the Satellite Wave F900 CC7000-01L is proof that superior functionality doesn’t need to come at the cost of outstanding aesthetics. Those that can manage the $3,500 average price can look forward to advanced capabilities (Eco-Drive technology, a chronograph, perpetual calendar, light level indicator, and dual time, to name just a few) and a classically elegant design featuring a weighty, deep blue leather strap and matching navy-blue dial set in a titanium case.

Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: blue. Case size (mm): 48. Case Material: silver-tone, super titanium. Water-resistance: wr50/5bar/166ft [still water swimming]. Crystal: sapphire crystal. Functions: f990, power reserve indicator, satellite timekeeping technology.

Eco Drive One

3. Eco-Drive One AR5000-76E

If you want a watch that marries timeless appeal with cutting edge technology, the Eco-Drive One AR5000-76E might well be it. Sleek, minimal, and oh so stylish, the clean-cut lines and monochrome color scheme smack of class. The 10-month power reserve, Duratec treated bracelet, and Eco-Drive technology, meanwhile, are proof that you don’t have to sacrifice functionality for style.

Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 40. Case Material: silver-tone, stainless steel. Water-resistance: wr [splash resistant]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: 8826, 2 hand.

Eco Drive 2

2. Eco-Drive One AR5044-03E

The Eco-Drive One AR5000- 76E may be excellent, but if you want to move from excellent to exceptional, take a look at the Eco-Drive One AR5044-03E. With an average retail price of $5120, it may be nearly $3000 more than the 76E, but boy, is it worth it. Not only is it the world’s thinnest light-powered watch, its also one of the best looking, with a sleek, minimalist design that’s the height of urbane chic. Competing for attention with the sublime aesthetics is state of the art functionality and attention to detail that more than justifies that bank-breaking price. Key Features: Band: strap. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 37. Case Material: silver-tone, cermet, and binderless cemented carbide. Water-resistance: wr [splash resistant]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: 8826, 2 hand.

caliber

1. Caliber 0100 AQ6021-51E

Finally, we come to the Caliber 0100 AQ6021-51E. This shining example of watchmaking mastery may cost the considerable sum of $7,400.00, but few would dispute it’s worth the price. The sleek, stylish design with stainless steel case and bracelet and black sapphire crystal dial is almost worth the price alone. Factor in the outstanding functionality and revolutionary Eco-Drive technology, and you can more than understand why so many buyers are falling over themselves to add this limited-edition piece to their collection. Key Features: Band: bracelet. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 38. Dial: black. Case size (mm): 38. Case Material: silver-tone, super titanium. Water-resistance: wr50/5bar/166ft [still water swimming]. Crystal: anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Functions: 0100, 3 hand.


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