Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Greg0
Time For Valentine’s Day: Citizen Watches, A Perfect Gift For Him
Gentlemen, you know what your ladies like- flowers, chocolates, a nice dinner out, maybe an exciting and slightly spicy gift to show her that she’s special. But women have it a bit tougher when it comes to finding the right Valentine’s Day gift, and guys don’t always make it easy. Sure, you could swing for the fences and get the audiophile something he’s bound to love, but he might stop listening to you when he’s focused on his music. And it’s all too easy to send the wrong message, or have a gift backfire, or find something that he already has (books, music, movies, and games are all in this category).
We’d suggest thinking outside of the box, and picking out something classy- like the Citizen Eco-Drive Military Chronograph. The name stems from the look and build of this timepiece, rugged, with a brown canvas strap that is certainly inspired by the armed forces. The stainless steel case stands out on a wrist, and it’s not so large that your guy will be pinned down by the weight on his arm nor too small for the retired soldier to wear. The Eco-Drive system ensures that you’ll never need to replace the battery, light-powered without being ostentatious (or even requiring sunlight, artificial will do just fine). It’s also water resistant to 100 meters.
Three smaller front dials- for 24-hour, 60-minute and continuous second timings- complement the main dial, and we found the Eco-Drive (technically model CA4095-04H)
easy to read. There’s even a small indicator for the date, and it’s all pretty easy to set, and kept accurate over our testing period. The hands are luminous, so you’ll be able to see them dimly in the dark. This watch won’t count calories or offer a GPS, and it won’t talk to you either- but it’ll be a trusty, durable pal that never needs charging and comes with a five-year limited warranty. Available now, online and in stores for around $240.