Citizen

CITIZEN Eco-Drive Promaster BJ8050-08E JAPAN 300m Rubber Professional Diver Watch

AUD $620.00

Availability: In Stock

SKU: CHRO-BJ8050-08E Categories: , , , , ,

Financing Options

or make 4 interest-free payments of AUD $155.00 fortnightly with Afterpay

4 x fortnightly payments of $155.00 learn more

Fit

The Citizen Promaster Diver, or EcoZilla as it’s affectionately called, is a massive watch in every way. It’s tall, it’s wide, it’s chunky, but… similar to the Seiko Tuna it wears pretty trimly. I believe this is largely to do with how compact it is lug-to-lug. The strap descends immediately down from the lug (or lug adaptor) instead of arching across your wrist. In my experience this makes the watch wear smaller than it “should.”

Movement

The Eco-Drive technology that Citizen uses is something that they have been developing for a long time. It’s part of their efforts to make watches that are powered strictly by the sun. In 2007 Citizen estimated that they have avoided the disposal of over 10m watch batteries by using the Eco-Drive movement, a remarkable feat if that figure is accurate.

The movement itself is pretty straightforward, quartz regulated, with a date complication. The Citizen Calibre B873 boasts an impressive 180-day power reserve, so… if the watch was exposed to bright sunlight it would take 11 hours to fully charge, on a cloudy day 40 hours, and 8” under a 30w fluorescent bulb 130 hours. Which seems like a lot until you realize that unless you lock it in a light-tight box, it will always be passively absorbing some energy. Anyway, very cool tech, and a good workhorse of a movement. According to the writing on the case-back, it’s anti-magnetic as well.

It’s a no-nonsense tool watch and that’s what it lives for.

GTIN

013205067693

Face-Colour

Black

Movement

Quartz

MPN

BJ8050-08E

UPC

013205067693

Water-Resistance-Rating

300 meters

Watch-Shape

Round

Gender

Men

Brand

Citizen

Case-Material

Stainless Steel

Case-Size

48mm

Band-Material

Rubber

Band-Colour

Black

Glass

Crystal Mineral

Lug-Width

24mm

Scroll to Top
0

Your Cart