Think Citizen; think Eco-Drive. That’s how synonymous the two are in my mind. Despite a good range of mechanical watches in their catalog, Citizen’s proprietary solar charging technology is their real strong suit. My Citizen Nighthawk has long been my grab-and-go watch – the ones I reach for when I just want something low maintenance, and the watch I’m looking at today would fit that bill just as well.
Citizen’s new AW1620 Eco-Drive, available in three different dial colors, is a simple and good looking take on a flieger style watch with a few nice flourishes. The whole package isn’t without its drawbacks, but I think it still represents great value if you go in with your eyes wide open.