If you didn’t know about Citizen’s Eco Drive watches before, it’s about time you’re let in on the tech secret. There’s a wristwatch out there that’s not driven or powered by batteries or any other typical power source. The Eco Drive collection is unique in that it’s powered primarily by light. Each Eco Drive watch has solar cell segments that take power from sunlight and converts it to energy for the watch to use. It’s an impressive advancement in the watchmaking industry, and the fact that Citizen’s name is under the achievement is only to be expected. Here are the five best Eco Drive watches that you can find on the market today.
Citizen Eco Drive Promaster Navihawk GPS Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
There are a lot of things that are going on in this watch. The tachymeter details on the bezel can get quite overwhelming if you’re not familiar with those kinds of details. But regardless of whether you use it or not, you’d have to admit that it looks great anyway. The textured black face accentuates the stainless steel bracelet and case. However, that’s not the stylistic element that sets this watch apart. Looking at the watch, you’ll see that there are very minimal green detailing on the dial and the sub dials. It’s as unique as the watch itself.
Citizen Eco Drive Stainless Steel Leather Watch, Blue
This is probably one of the sportiest options of the line. This blue watch is nothing short of stunning. The blue leather strap is detailed with holes that add to the sporty look of the watch. The straps make way for a stainless steel case that has a deep dark blue bezel. There’s also a tachymeter detailing, and the markers are all in bar form. All the markers and both the hands have a luminescent filling to them. The three sub dials show even more day and date details in addition to the date display located on the 3 o’clock. This watch features a Japanese Quartz movement and water resistance of up to 20 ATM.
Citizen Ladies’ Eco Drive Silver Tone and Crystal Watch
If there were a watch that displays sophistication, this Eco Drive watch would be it. There’s something about the simplicity of this watch’s design that makes it seem absolutely timeless. The skinny metal bracelet strap of the watch is perfect for an understated and subtle elegance. But the entire operation of sophistication is based on what’s happening on the face of the watch, which is a whole lot of nothing. Besides the dual hands, the Citizen insignia and the crystal on the 12 o’clock mark, nothing else is really going on. The black face of the watch is as stunning as any wrist that might wear it.
Citizen Ti+IP Eco Drive Analog Stainless Steel Watch
Silver and blue may be typical watch color combinations, but this watch’s most useful feature is its design, which is quite unique visually. The blue cerulean color of the dial alone is as distinct as the sub dial placement on this watch. Placed vertically on the watch, the three sub dials almost form a figure eight on the dial. The diver bezel is lined with linear markers. The day display sits on the 3 o’clock marker. The seconds hand has a beautiful light blue color that can be found on one of the sub dial’s hands. Everything about the blue dial is accentuated by the stainless steel case, and of course, the bracelet that surrounds it.
Citizen Eco Drive Day/Date Strap Watch
There’s something attractive about dark watchstraps with a bright and clean face. This particular Eco Drive has the two characteristics in check. The cream dial of this watch has beautiful black numerical markers and two sub dials that help depict the day of the week and what date of the month it may be. But the best feature of this watch is the cool detail of the blue hands that help tell the time. This detail is something that’s completely unexpected, and that’s the reason why it works very well. There’s something absolutely unique about this timepiece, and it’s certainly the kind that collectors tend to keep under lock and key for safekeeping.