The men’s Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk watch is truly one of our absolute favorites, not to mention it’s also budget friendly coming in at $237. With its sophisticated yet stunning military design, it’s one watch that hasn’t lost any of its style over the years. It combines pure function and packs a powerful impression, making it the perfect every day watch. No matter where you wear it, whether it’s the office, at home or simply on the go, expect a large handful of compliments. However let’s examine what really makes this watch one of a kind, and a true watch collector’s favorite.
Starting off you’ll find a 43mm stainless steel case that’s paired with a thin silver bezel. Its laser etched so you can also forget about it collecting any gunk, dirt or grime. The black dial features red accents and white numerals, markers and hands, all of which glow luminously in the nighttime. So no matter what the situation, low-light never becomes an issue thanks to incredible visibility and readability. Plus you’ll find a simple date window located at the three o’clock position, and a dual time setup for 12 and 24 hour time.
As well, there’s also a pilot’s slide rule inner chapter ring that’s operated by the crown at the eight o’clock position of the watch. It’s perhaps one of the most notable features on the watch that’s rarely talked about, but yet the most interesting. For example, let’s say you want to figure out what your car’s fuel composition is or maybe you just want to figure out what speed you need to average in order to arrive on time. With the slide rule you can do perform these calculations with no problem, it’s as easy as just rotating the bezel and matching up the arrows along the correct points. Remember back in history people didn’t have computers to work with instead they used a slide rule. With this feature you can do even more things, a few come to mind those include: converting gallons to liters, kilograms to pounds, integers and decimals, plus divide and multiply numbers. There are even some more complex calculations that can be done with the Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk watch. Airplanes and nautical vessels uses benefit from this as well, but that’s just to name a few and we’re sure there’s even more possibilities out there.
For protection the Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk watch is covered by a non-reflective mineral crystal, which does a fantastic job to eliminate the possibility of scratches. Not to mention it’s also water resistant up to 660 feet or 200 meters. And when you’re ready to try the Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk watch on, you’ll notice a magnificent brush stainless steel triple link bracelet band. Just seal the deal with a push-button folding safety clasp and you’re on your way in style. And if we had to compare it in terms of other watches, it’s more along the lines of the typical Rolex “flip and lock” clasp. Except you’ll find this one requires a small squeeze before it can be locked into place or released.
All in all, it’s quite surprising to see Citizen produce a watch with such class and edge, typically we’ve seen them going with a more old-fashioned style. We love their more refined looks as well, but the Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk just seems so bold and fresh. So if you’re looking for a watch that features a fantastic face, a comfortable yet sleek wristband, and isn’t overly flashy give the Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk a try on.