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New(ish) in - Part 5 of 5 - Citizen

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Last one in over the summer.......


I've always liked the Citizen Red Arrows and I was quite intrigue when they were available on the plane over to Spain for a mere £180. Wait a minute though, they then announced a further 20% off. So I was pondering that during my holiday when my wife said to me, "You can buy any watch while you're on holiday and you only have to pay half the cost out of your own money". WHAAAATTTT?!??! So that made this little beauty put a mere £72 dent in my watch fund. One of the all time great bargains.

It's an Ecodrive with a one hour chronograph and 24hr indicator as well as an inner rotating bezel for calculating the time in various places which are marked on the dial.


The way it works is you rotate the crown (at 10 o'clock) until the current hour is lined up with your current time zone and then you can read off the time in any of the other zones at a glance. Twas midday when I took the photo above.

It's my first watch with one of these inner rotating contraptions and now I know why the LLD has its screwed down. My OCD is forever noticing that the bezel has moved, due to the crown being very loose and resting against my wrist. A minor quibble though.

The bracelet is of reasonable quality and there's a Red Arrows insignia on the case back, although I would have much preferred this to be stamped into the steel but I guess they wanted it to be in colour. It's a bit different from the norm, so all good.


One other nice feature is that the tip of the chronograph second hand is in the shape of a plane.

It's very comfy to wear and measures around 42mm across the dial.


.....and then my wife bought me a watch as an anniversary present last week!!!!! All will be revealed in next week's bonus episode.

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