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Citizen BJ8050-08E Review: Diver Men’s Watch with Date

So, are you looking for a dive watch that seamlessly combines function with modern design?

Then you may want to put the Citizen BJ8050-08E on your watch list.

This highly functional model brings the ergonomic and functional features of a dive watch and packs it in a large case with modern design.

If you love going on adventures like me, then you may enjoy all the cool features that this watch has to offer.

And in this Citizen BJ8050-08E review, I’ll share some of these features.

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Promaster Sea Dive Watch in...
  • Iconic Promaster watches with advanced functions designed to venture to the deepest depths.
  • 3 Hand, Date
  • Silver-Tone Stainless Steel


  • Dial design makes this watch ideal for diving
  • 300m of water resistance
  • The solar-powered movement eliminates the need for battery changes
  • The large, 48mm case is great for those who like big watches


  • The strap may not be suitable for formal attire (though it can be easily changed)

A Combination Of Function And Style

This model has a large case.

At 48mm, it’s larger than a lot of men’s watches today.

So those with big wrists may enjoy the fit of the watch.

But this watch can also be pulled off by those with smaller wrists.

This large case allows the watch to combine easy to read large markers with classy and modern designs.

The highlight of this design though has to be the bezel.

This unidirectional bezel with large numbers, in a classic black font perfectly summarizes this model’s design.

The large numbers allow for easy reading (even if you’re underwater), but the font and color choice is what makes it seem classy and modern.

A Watch Ready For Adventure

Citizen BJ8050-08E unboxing

While this piece has a very classy design, that doesn’t mean you can’t take it with you for a dive, a hike, or a camping trip.

The markers on the dial are luminescent and contrast the background in such a way that allows for a very easy read, no matter what the lighting conditions are.

The 400 meters of water resistance also means that you don’t have to worry at all if you get the watch wet.

This also allows you to take it on dives even if you’re experienced enough to go deeper than most people.

The stainless steel case and mineral crystal also give the watch more durability.

The rubber strap is very comfortable and allows you to wear it for extended periods of time.

It also makes the watch look especially great with outdoor and activewear.

However, it may not be suitable for formal events.

Don’t worry though, as the strap can be easily changed to make it a great dress watch.

Customer Scores and Reviews

I wasn’t the only person happy with this watch.

I looked at the Amazon review section and saw a bunch of happy and satisfied customers.

A lot of buyers pointed out how the watch’s size is large but can be easily pulled off after a bit of getting used to it.

Citizen BJ8050-08E on wrist

Customers were also amazed by how much better the design looks in person.

However, in the sea of positive reviews, there were a couple of people who did not appreciate how the rubber strap looked with formal wear.

This is easily fixable as Citizen watches are easily customizable, they even have a section on their website for you to see the compatible straps with your watch.


All in all, this is a very manly watch.

With its size, design, and functionality, it brings with it an air of strength that is lacking from a lot of today’s watches.

So for those who love functional pieces to bring with them on adventures but also want a nice classy design, you should definitely check out this Citizen model.