The Citizen brand of watches is known for providing world-class craftsmanship at a reasonable price point, and their line of dive watches is no exception. They strike a perfect balance between form, function and sustainability. All of their dive watches use battery-less Eco Drive technology, and are water resistant to depths of at least 600 feet. The dive watches also come in a wide range of durable styles to suit anyone’s taste. Here are a selection of the brand’s top selling dive watches, along with brief descriptions of their unique features.
Citizen Men’s BN0151-09L Promaster Professional Diver Watch
The newest dive watch from Citizen, the promaster features all fo the essential features you can expect from a top dive watch- luminous hands/hour markers, deep 200 m water resisitance, a light and weather resistant polyurethane band, and of course Citizen’s patented Eco-drive technology. The model really has everything you could need in a dive watch, and does not clutter up the dial with any extra frivolous features. The black and white color scheme, along with the large hands and hour markers, ensure that the time is extremely easy to read in all kinds of lighting situations. The date window at the 4’oclock is a nice bonus as well. It’s no surprise that the promaster is a top seller with rave reviews since launch. This model is our top recommendation and will likely suit nearly everyone’s needs.
Price Range: $300-400
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Professional Dive Black Sport Watch
Out of the watches highlighted here, the Professional Diver Black Sport Watch possesses the greatest water resistance capability, and can withstand depths of up to 1000 feet. As a result it is a rather thick and sturdy watch. The case diameter is 48 millimeters while the case thickness is 19 millimeters. Typical diameters for mens watches range between 37mm and 42mm. Despite the size, it is still a comfortable and stylish piece. The bright, stainless steel case comes with a comfortable rubber strap, and it’s unidirectional bezel and luminous hands are easy to read.
Price Range: $250-299
Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Analog Dive Watch
Simple but eye catching, the Analog Diver’s Watch is a great choice for those who want more style in their dive watch. Sunray grooves are etched into the black dial face, giving it an elegant appearance. The face is accented with blue highlights on the second hand and each quarter hour mark. It’s water resistant down to 900 feet, features a date window and a unidirectional bezel. Like the all metal Scuba Fin, this is a versatile watch that can be worn with any outfit, in the sea or on land.
Price Range: $200-250
Citizen Eco-Drive BN2029-01E Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter Watch
The priciest on the list, but of course with good reason. In addtition to water resistance up to 600 ft, the Promaster features a depth meter, so you always know how deep you are. For those who are frequent divers, this is an incredibly useful feature. The model is larger than most at 53mm, though factoring out the crowns the diameter is more along the lines of 48 or 49mm. With luminous indices and bright colored hands the watch is easy to read in any condition. The smooth synthetic band is perfect for water based activities, and should hold up against whatever nature throws at you. For those looking for the best Citizen Dive Watch available, you probably can’t do better than the Aqualand.
Price Range: $700 – 900
Citizen Eco-Drive Scuba Fin Dive Watch
The Scuba Fin has a sturdy, all stainless steel construction. The dial face is a dark blue color and is protected by a durable mineral crystal glass. As with all Citizen dive watches, the analog display is powered by the Japanese Quartz Eco Drive. Utilizing no batteries, the Eco Drive is charged by indoor or outdoor light. With a unidirectional rotating bezel, water resistance up to 600 feet, and a date window at the 3 o’clock position, the Scuba Fin Watch possesses solid functionality while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. This is a watch that would be appropriate for both a dive and at a dinner party.
Price Range: $250-299
Citizen Men’s BN0090-01E “Scuba Fin” Eco-Drive Diver’s Watch with Two-Tone Band
This model is the same base model as the Scuba Fin mentioned above but with significantly different look and feel. The band is rubber not metal and colored neon green-on-black. The face is black with a honeycomb texture and green highlights. The hands glow brightly in the dark and underwater. It retains the same features as the other Scuba Fin watch, albeit, with a more sporty look and feel.
Price Range: $200-250
Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Depth Meter Chronograph Imperial Rubber Dive Watch
The Chronograph Imperial Watch adds a few extra features that the other watches lack. On it’s guilloche pattern display, it contains a depth meter, a chronograph and a power reserve indicator for the battery. Similar to the Scuba Fin, it is a dark blue color with a stainless steel case. As an extra bonus, The Chronograph Imperial comes packaged in a unique, scuba tank-shaped container. This watch looks like a luxury model but possesses the functionality of a dive watch.
Price Range: $500-550
Have fun on your next adventure!