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Citizen "TSUYOSA"Automatic Review
Citizen, a brand that I have always found to build incredibly reliable watches, defines this watch as follows- 'Introducing a sleek new timepiece that brings ultramodern sports styling right to your wrist, meet the Tsuyosa Automatic. Delivered in a versatile 40mm case, the sophisticated design of the watch makes a strong impression via its stainless steel case and a seamlessly integrated, matching bracelet. Underneath an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the sporty timepiece makes use of a sunray yellow dial, with a 3 o’clock date window and contrasting silver-tone details adding to its classic aesthetic. Powered by an automatic movement and offering up to 50 metres of water resistance, the refined timepiece is a serious, daily wearing choice ready for work, play, and everything in between.'
It's a sweet looking watch with an integrated bracelet, a date cyclops and a stunning dial colour, and you can currently pick it up for approx. £270.
If I were to be cynical and suggest that Citizen has a very good photocopier in their design department I could point to the following-
You can pick up the above Rolex pre-owned for a minimum of £13,000 so there is quite a gap and if you feel that the dial colour is different take a look at the photo below-
It is a fact that many current watch releases mirror those that have been successful in the past and you can also pick up a black version alongside dark green, dark blue and a lovely teal colour. There is a white one floating around in the Far East and some other limited edition offerings, but throughout there is a sense of 'Rolex' familiarity.
The movement, a Miyota-based Caliber 8210, is basic at best and has proved to be fairly accurate for me (+7 seconds a day on average), but the crown is crazily small and hard to use when adjusting the time or date, and it's close to impossible to wind. The design of the crown makes sense, but the practicality is close to zero.
As a watch at a low price point it succeeds quite easily, but the bracelet is basic at best and the movement / crown design are troublesome. However, if you want that Rolex vibe at a fairly low price and with a 5 year guarantee it is still hard to ignore Citizen, and this colour in particular is ideal as a Summer timekeeper.