The Citizen Sapphire Eco-Drive Watch Review: Geek Cred in a Not So “Dumb Watch”

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The ladies Citizen Sapphire watch comes in a nice gift box that showcases the silver-tone stainless steel watch. My watch has a charcoal gray dial with rose gold accents and a sapphire crystal.


The Citizen Sapphire is water-resistant up to 333 feet, which means you can wear it while swimming, showering, snorkeling, or when doing anything else that involves water.


There is no need to slip a nail under the clasp to lift it up and no need to fumble with latches; you just push the buttons on both sides of the clasp, and it opens. Since you have to press both buttons in order for the clasp to deploy, this closure system is very secure.


Being made of stainless (rather than titanium) the watch has a nice heft to it, but it is not too heavy at all; this watch weighs 2.4 ounces, which is enough that you will feel it (or feel it missing), without it weighing your wrist down.

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Perhaps my only complaint about the watch face is the small size of the date window: I’m almost 50 (and fighting wearing cheaters), so I sometimes have to squint a little to see the date. 😛



The bracelet uses multiple links which not only makes it more visually appealing than a chunkier link, it also makes it feel more fitted to your wrist. No pinched little arm hairs, either.


The Citizen Sapphire Eco-Drive watch looks good, keeps excellent time, and it feels great to wear. How let’s get into the geeky part … the Eco-Drive system!


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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.