5 of the best Citizen Men’s Watches Under $500
Watch & Bullion28 March 2023 | 3 min read
Citizen watches have long been known for their innovation, precision, and reliability. With many great models, men can easily find a Citizen watch to suit their style and needs without breaking the bank.
In this article, we’ll introduce the top 5 men’s Citizen watches under $500, with some featuring the brand’s Eco-Drive technology, which charges in natural sunlight or indoor light, ensuring that your watch will never need a battery replacement.
Citizen Eco-Drive Garrison
The Citizen Eco-Drive Garrison is a military-inspired stainless steel watch that features a rugged green canvas band and a round dial with a contrasting red second hand. This watch uses Japanese quartz movement with an analog display and operates within a temperature range of -10°C to +60°C (14°F to 140°F).
It also features a protective mineral crystal dial window, date window, three subdials, luminous hands, and a buckle closure. Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M), this watch is suitable for snorkeling and swimming, but not diving.
Citizen Eco-Drive Corso, Stainless Steel, Classic
The Citizen Eco-Drive Corso combines a classic design with effortless versatility, making it the perfect watch for work and play. It comes in a great gents size of 40mm with an 8mm thickness making for great legibility and easy to tuck under the cuff.
This stainless steel classic model features a 2-hand date display, luminous hands, markers, and a mineral crystal face. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters and has a 5-year limited warranty. When it comes to value for money, this ticks a lot of boxes for the perfect dress watch.
Citizen BU0050-02L Calendrier
The Citizen Eco-Drive Calendrier Moon Phase fitted on Black Leather is one of my favourite watches from this list, packing a considerable punch for its price point, blending looks with function in very well presented package.
The sleek blue-tone dial is adorned with four subdials detailing the month, day, date, and moon phases. The 44mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal face ensure durability. At the same time, the silver-tone hands and indices add a touch of elegance. This watch runs on quartz, has water resistance up to 100 meters, deployment clasp closure with push buttons, and a 5-year limited warranty.
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver
The iconic Promaster Diver Watch is designed for those seeking adventure. It comes in a 42mm case, a one-way rotating bezel, screw-down crown, and is fully ISO compliant. The stainless steel watch features a 3-hand date display, luminous hands and markers, and an anti-reflective mineral crystal face.
It is water-resistant up to 200 meters and can be worn while scuba diving at depths not requiring helium gas. This watch also comes with a 5-year limited warranty.
Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled JPN Edition
The CITIZEN PROMASTER PMD56-2951 is a round, radio-controlled watch featuring a green dial. The watch has a tang buckle clasp, a 39mm case diameter, and an 11.4mm case thickness. The 20mm-wide band and 3.53-ounce weight make it comfortable to wear throughout the day.
This watch features the H100 quartz movement with atomic radio sync for Japan only. In other countries, it functions as a standard quartz watch. It boasts a perpetual calendar and an easy-to-use travel offset feature for adjusting time zones. You can try syncing it with the JJY computer simulator: (http://www.jrcomputing.com.au/Set_Watch/Set_Watch_Manual.html). It loses about 5-6 seconds monthly and has a precise secondhand that hits the mark every time.
Citizen offers a diverse range of men’s watches under $500 that showcase their signature Eco-Drive and Quartz technology. Whether looking for a classic, sporty, or adventure-ready watch, these five Citizen models deliver the perfect blend of value for money, style, functionality, and reliability.
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