Citizen Eco Drive watches never fail
The most important quality a watch can have is reliability. A wristwatch can be made of solid gold, have ruby hands, and shoot off laser beams, but if you can’t trust it to do all the things it can do at any given time, it’s just no good. How is James Bond supposed to cut through his shackles if his laser watch malfunctions? Alas, not all of us are international spies with exceptional quartermasters. For the average man, a good watch needs to do one thing right: tell time. All other features are a bonus, and while bonuses are much appreciated, if you can’t trust the accuracy of your time, then your timepiece is no good.
This well established belief has lead watchmakers to develop kinetic and solar watches as a way to ensure that watches never fail. One of the key players in the solar watch industry is Citizen, who developed the Citizen Eco Drive line in 1995. The Eco Drive’s revolutionary technology allowed for a smaller and unnoticeable solar cell to harness energy from natural and artificial light. The most accurate watches of Eco Drive line is the Atomic Timekeeping family of watches. Atomic solar watches are more precise because they set their time using a radio signal broadcast from the atomic clock in Fort Collins, Colorado. This means they never have to be manually adjusted and will always be the exact right time.
Citizen Eco Drive’s other families of watches cover the entire spectrum of wristwatch styles, and while they may not have the constant accuracy of the Atomic Timekeeping line, they are self-sufficient and never require new batteries. Styles range from the Citizen Eco Drive Calibre Family which melds sophisticated bold style with precision and detail to the Proximity Family of watches that incorporate Bluetooth technology in their design.
Written by Asher Briggs