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Citizen AW1361-10H Review – Eco-Drive Brown Leather Watch

Is the Citizen AW1361-10H a good watch to buy?

That’s a question that I once asked myself before.

Many users say it’s very solidly built, runs fantastic, and looks high class but is competitively priced.

Some claim it is a true pilot’s watch and has most of the features needed while in the cockpit.

It also gets praise for the Eco-Drive technology being energy efficient.

But could this really be a good fit for you?

We will see in this short Citizen AW1361-10H review.

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Weekender Avion Field Watch in...
  • Men's luxury timepieces with technical advancements and a sporty style
  • 3 Hand, Date
  • Silver-Tone Stainless Steel with Luminous Hands, Mineral Crystal

Classic Adventurous Appeal

We do agree that this watch does bring out the 1950’s look. Watches in this era were analog just like this one, had a relatively large face, and also boasted of a flat dial/ face.

You’ll also see a dark dial that matches the cockpit’ ambiance and the date/calendar window which looks and operates like a tachometer.

The band is made of leather, which was the predominant material in the 50s and has a bold hour hand with a pointed end. The crown also looks large and has a rugged edge for easier control.

This watch looks practical for formal and informal wear.

Citizen AW1361-10H on desk

Large Elegant Stainless Steel Case

The case is among the largest in its class. It is 42mm in diameter and should appeal to male wearers quite well. For women, it is a little too large for their thinner wrists.

The thickness is also on the high side as it is 12mm. Following suit, you get a large crown which is about 8mm millimeters. And with a total of 50mm, this is definitely a large watch.

The case is made from stainless steel for strength, durability, and reliability. And from consumer sentiments, it can handle the bangs, vibrations, regular touch, and abrasion fairly well.

It’s highly polished for that classy appeal and features a uniquely styled bezel.

Efficient Japanese Quartz Eco-Drive J810 Movement

The watch, like many from Citizen, sports the Eco-drive power mechanism. And as you may already know, it will run from sunlight, daylight, room lights, and other forms of light.

The technology has shed off some weight from the watch and makes it much lighter than others in the same categorization. A single charge should keep the watch ticking for as many as 6 months.

It boasts of Japanese Quartz movement and ticks effortlessly. The hands and numbers are clearly visible via the mineral crusts glass.

And with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer, you are more assured of the watch’s longevity and reliability.

Attractive Leather Band

Citizen AW1361-10H close up

The band is quite noticeable. It comes in rough-looking leather with contrast stitches. The brown color is distinct from the shiny silver case and bezel. This makes it stand out even from far. It has a nice thickness and measures 22 mm wide.

The band is a little thick and this makes it a little challenging to insert in the relatively small stainless steel buckle closure.

However, once inserted, it fits tightly and chances of the watch coming lose are unlikely. But being leather, you should expect some good service from it.

Final Thoughts

The watch may be a little heavy and somewhat bulky. The leather may feel a little thick and also somewhat short.

However, when matched against the numerous positives such as solid construction, precise quartz movement, good precision, and elegance, the watch is certainly worth buying.

Of course, the Citizen AW1361-10H isn’t appropriate for all situations and activities. Check out Invicta for reasonably priced, excellent watches.