Monday, August 1, 2011

Review of Citizen 300M Diver BN0085-01E


I bought this a couple of months ago and I think its a great model. 300M water resistance. ISO rated. Beautiful textured dial. Awesome lume. Solid, heavy hunk of steel for a case. Very comfortable rubber strap. Promaster branded spade buckle.

I think the coolest feature of this model is the different color of lume between the markers and hands and the lumed 60 on the bezel.

Some misses are the tinny feel to the bezel action and the difficulty in fitting anything other than the stock strap. I was able to get a Nato on, but it was not so easy and I am not sure how secure it would be for regular use. Tthe spring bars are located too close to the case to be able to fit anything thicker.

That aside, I still think this is a great model. Kinda reminds me more of a G Shock than a Citizen. Anyway, check it out. Its very affordable. There are some similar models. BJ7065-06E is a GMT model which oddly is not ISO rated. BJ2115-07E is the Aqualand model with the same features of other analog Aqualands.

Dimensions

Crystal 32.5mm
Bezel 43.5mm
Case 47mm
Case including crown 51mm
Lug Width 23mm
Lug to lug 51mm
Thickness 13.5mm
Weight 130 grams

 


EDIT:

Well I guess I was wrong about fitting alternate straps to this model. I was browsing the web and stumbled upon a post by IVXX on watchfreaks where he fit an Isofrane strap to his. Look nice too. Picture is his.


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