Citizen Watches Review: Best Citizen Watches in 2020

There is no doubt that Citizen is a big watch brand.

And they’re loved all over the world!

And the fact that you’re here with me today means you’re thinking about buying a new Citizen watch, right?

If that’s true, then I truly hope that my quick comparison table below would be helpful to you in some ways.

But if you still need more information in order to make a better decision, then please proceed with the short reviews below.

They will show you more why you MUST pay attention to these specific models if you really want to bring home a Citizen timepiece.

Now, let’s get going.

Top (10) Best Citizen Watches Chosen by Customers

Product imagesProduct namesMovementWater resistanceEditor's ratingPrice
BM8180-03E Nylon Strap Japanese Quartz WatchJapanese Quartz330 feet4.9 out of 5 starscta
AT4010-50E Eco-Drive Titanium Perpetual Chrono Atomic Timekeeping WatchJapanese Quartz660 feet4.9 out of 5 starscta
BN0151-09L Promaster Professional Diver WatchJapanese Quartz660 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
JY8035-04E Navihawk Atomic Timekeeping WatchJapanese Quartz660 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
AW1361-10H Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather StrapJapanese Quartz330 feet4.8 out of 5 starscta
AT8020-03L Blue Angels World Chronograph Atomic Timekeeping Watch with Day/DateJapanese Quartz660 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
AT4008-51E Mens Perpetual Chrono A-T WatchJapanese Quartz660 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
BN0150-28E Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch with DateJapanese Quartz660 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
BJ7000-52E Eco-Drive Promaster Nighthawk Dual Time WatchJapanese Quartz660 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
AT0200-05E Men's Eco-Drive Chronograph Canvas WatchJapanese Quartz330 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta

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Citizen Watches Review – Top (10) Models

1. BM8180-03E

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The first time I read about Citizen’s Eco-Drive movement, I instantly became a fan.

For years, Citizen has been providing us with quality, functional, and practical watches and this Eco-Drive technology is a perfect example of that.

The movement on this watch is perfectly designed so that you will never have to worry about battery changes or inaccuracies again.

Instead of a battery charging this incredibly accurate Japanese Quartz movement, it is powered by light, and not just sunlight, but artificial light as well.

This means as long your watch is exposed to light on a regular basis, it will not stop ticking and stay accurate.

To add to all that, the simple black dial with white details blends perfectly with the military-esque green strap.

For those who want a simple, stylish watch that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, this watch is the one for you.

2. AT4010-50E

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Citizen is famous for always moving forward.

And with this watch, they did just that by adding the unrivaled accuracy of atomic time-keeping with their Eco-Drive movement.

This watch uses radio signals every night to sync it to the atomic clock in Colorado.

To add to that incredible accuracy is beautiful dive-watch design.

The dial comes in a black and silver colorway, with three dials for the watch’s perpetual calendar and one-second chronograph, which blends perfectly with the silver-colored titanium case and strap.

I love how the watch looks sleek enough to be worn with my best suit, but it’s also relaxed enough to be worn on a smart-casual day.

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3. BN0151-09L

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On the surface, this piece looks very simple, but that’s far from the case.

For starters, it uses the lauded Eco-Drive technology of Citizen, which promises convenience and incredible accuracy.

To add to that, the watch also has 200m of water resistance, which is impressive even for a dive watch.

While the design may seem simple, closer inspection shows all the subtle details that are stunning.

The blue dial serves as the perfect background for the beautifully designed silver-colored markers.

And the red details on the minute hand make reading the time extremely easy, no matter where you are.

The watch also has a polyurethane strap, which is incredibly comfortable even when worn for long periods of time.

This watch is definitely for those that love comfort as much as they do style.

4. JY8035-04E

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If you’re on the hunt for a utility watch with a plethora of functions, then you should really consider this incredible piece by Citizen.

This watch has atomic timekeeping, a 1/100th of a second chronograph, a perpetual calendar, two alarms, a countdown timer, a digital display, an analog display, UTC display, a slide rule dial ring, and a power reserve indicator.

Basically, whatever functions you can think of, this watch has it, LOL!

My usual complaint when it comes to utility watches like this one is that the dial is way too complicated to read.

However, the way Citizen laid out all the functions on this dial, makes navigating super easy.

This may also be attributed to the color choices, as the white and orange accents truly stand out next to a black background, which allows you to easily distinguish the hour markers and hands from all the other functions on the dial.

5. AW1361-10H

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It would be hard to find a watch I love more than one with a simple, classy, and vintage design.

This watch is just that, with its orange and tan details on a black background to perfectly complement the brown leather strap that comes with the timepiece.

The round, silver-toned stainless steel case measures 45mm, which is a bit larger than most of the watches back in the day, which gives this vintage design a slightly more modern feel.

On the dial is also a date window and a 24-hour time display, giving this watch more function while also adding to the overall aesthetic.

6. AT8020-03L

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Sometimes, it’s nice having a watch that isn’t your typical “everyday” timepiece.

And this Citizen piece is far from conventional.

It uses the company’s signature Eco-Drive movement, has three sub-dials, a date window, a slide rule, and atomic timekeeping.

But a lot of this watch’s uniqueness stems from the wild bright yellow and blue color choices.

I know, these loud colors may not be for everybody.

But if you’re looking to shake up your style a bit, don’t be afraid to experiment with some unorthodox or unique designs and colors.

Who knows, you may end up loving it!

7. AT4008-51E

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It’s no secret at this point that Citizen knows how to design their dials.

They have a way of perfectly placing all these elements on the dial in a way that catches attention and looks great while not distracting from the main dial and making time difficult to read.

With this one, Citizen decided to keep it simple.

With a gray textured background, white hands, and markers, and red details to make the other elements in the sub-dials really pop out.

Combine that with the atomic timekeeping functions that this solar-powered Eco-Drive watch has, and finding a better watch in this price range will turn into a difficult, if not impossible task.

The watch is also water-resistant up to 200m (660ft), which means that you won’t have to worry about taking it off the next time you go for a couple of laps in the pool, or even for your next snorkeling trip!

8. BN0150-28E

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This another one of Citizen’s minimalistic diver’s watches.

With it’s simple, straightforward dial design, and light-powered movement that does nothing but catch my eye whenever I stumble upon it.

This watch is water-resistant up to 200m.

That basically means you can wear it in the shower, while swimming, and even for snorkeling.

The black polyurethane strap makes sure the watch stays on your wrist no matter what the occasion, while also serving as the perfect color to pair with the minimalistic black and white dial design.

If you need a straightforward, simple, and functional watch, then you might need this piece by Citizen.

9. BJ7000-52E

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This watch is another testament to Citizen’s incredible designs.

They always seem to find a way to seamlessly merge all these elements without making the dial feel too cluttered or messy.

This watch is part of their Nighthawk line of pilot’s watches.

With all the features you would expect from these types of watches such as the slide rule, dual time display, a date window, and an inner chapter ring.

The one unique feature, however, is that this watch runs on Citizen’s light-powered Eco-Drive technology.

The dial on this watch is full of great details such as the red airplane silhouette on the second’s hand, or the beautiful logo placed right next to the date window at the 3 o’clock position.

Those of you with an eye for pilot’s watches will surely appreciate everything about this piece.

10. AT0200-05E

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While everyone easily falls in love with the flashy watches with a lot of functions and intricate dial designs, sometimes keeping it simple brings in a nice breath of fresh air.

Simple is exactly what you get with this timepiece, with an Eco-Drive movement, chronograph, and a 24-hour time display.

Aside from those features, you have a regular 100m of water resistance.

With a quality green nylon strap, which, when paired with the black dial with red details gives this watch an authoritative military look.

If you want to take a break from all the complex and feature-heavy watches out there, this simple military watch may be the perfect choice for you.

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Now that you’ve finished reading through my Citizen watches review, have you been able to pick up any model yet?

I hope that you have.

And don’t forget to share with me which model you would settle upon.

I’m always eager to hear!


My name is Rob, and I'm a watch enthusiast by heart. I love writing about impressive watches that could make people stand out. And I'm also an amateur collector who loves to share his collection with everyone. Feel free to connect with me whenever you want.