Citizen Dive Watches
For Baselworld 2018, Tokyo-based Citizen unveiled a re-designed chronograph model that directly channels their 1972 Challenge Timer series of watches. The watches had a reasonable following due to what is known as the "Bullhead" structure – meaning that the crown and pushers are at 12 o'clock instead of the traditional 3 o'clock position. The Citizen Tsuno Chronograph Racer looks and feels like someone put a strap on a stopwatch.
The Citizen Automatic Divers was specifically bought for vacations and served as reliable vacation watch on many occasions. The Citizen strapped on a NATO strap has joined me to great depths (at least to a max of 35-40 meters) and great heights. The photographer, Martin Krocil, shows us more of his amazing photos of his watches in water.
When taken up Japan and its watch industry everyone, and rightly so, instantly think of one company: Seiko. However, there is more than that. Although Seiko has produced a large number of excellent, iconic and historical timepieces, it is unfair to forget other companies like Citizen. In this article we are going to examine one of the most iconic dive watches coming from Japan of all time. No, it is not the Tuna Marinemaster or the Seiko 6105, but the iconic Citizen Aqualand Promaster.
According to where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployment clasp with a divers’ extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add enough length in those instances.
A while back, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers’ watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. It is generally recognized that one of these watches was the Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver.
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Depth Meter Chronograph Watch : Tracks your depth to 125 feet and includes a max-depth memory -Screw-back case and screw-down crown protect the inner workings from water intrusion -Nonreflective mineral crystal display makes for easy reading in bright sunlight.