Intro- As always I'll start with a brief history lesson. Today's watch is by the well-known brand, Citizen, and today I have one of their divers, The Endeavour. Eco-Drive is a light-powered technology that drives watches by capturing light and converting it into energy using an inbuilt solar cell.
Ok, let's get straight into it starting with the case. It's not small coming with a diameter of 45mm, a lug to lug of 48.3, and a thickness of 13.8mm, All that being said, I feel the Endeavour wears more like a 43mm, but what I will say coming in at nearly 190grams, Its definitely not one for people who like a light watch. Personally, I like the weight and presence it has on the wrist. Made from 316l stainless steel, with a dark green 120 click bezel with contrasting markers. To the side is where you'll find your polished screw-down crown with beveled detailing, coming in a 3.6mm ensuring changing the time/date is a breeze.
To the rear is a pretty dull affair with a brushed stainless steel screw-down case back along with the engraved Eco-drive logo, which does add a touch of class to an otherwise forgettable case back, Oh there's also your 200 meters of water resistance, and wait for it, Your Reference number, exciting stuff I know.
Moving on to rather a dull dial, and by dull, I mean Shrek on steroids' this is a colorful little number, to say the least, with a matte green main dial, with white lume- coated baton markers which are framed perfectly with stainless steel surround, along with your green chapter ring with contrasting white numerals, with a dash of orange running down to your date window which can be found at 3 o clock. A great feature is the contrasting lume-coated Orange hour hand and White minute hand, along with the sweeping Orange seconds hand, really popping into the foreground of your Green dial, which is protected from the elements with Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal.
Now a watch like this would need a pretty solid strap, and that's exactly what you get with a solid polished stainless steel bracelet with a double push-button clasp, with three micro-adjustments. I can honestly say the bracelet on this watch is not just the most solid, well-built one I have encountered, but it's hands-down the most comfortable I've ever worn.
Finally, we have the movement, which Frankly is beyond low maintenance. Simply charge it with natural or artificial light. Once fully charged, it will keep perfect time for roughly 6 months, after which time you just repeat the process.
Simply put for around £300, you're getting a great piece. Yes, it is on the big side, you're pretty much stuck with a bracelet unless you have a 13mm strap floating around, and at nearly 200grams it's not lightweight. But if you can get over the size and weight, The Endeavour is a great piece for any collection.
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As always Thanks for reading,