Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Strap Watch – BM8475-26E Review

Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Strap Watch – BM8475-26E Review

Hello, today I’m doing a Citizen BM8475-26E review. Citizen are one of my favorite watch brands but more specifically their Eco Drive range is something I’m very fond of. Recently I took a look at their top 8 eco drive watches under £200, It’s worth taking a look at the list to see what else is also available.

This watch is available from Amazon, I’ll get on with the review below and hope you enjoy.


My Thoughts On This Watch

This is a lovely clear edition to the Citizen range. The BM8475-26E has a easy to read dial with large numerals for the 12, 6, 3 and 8 markers. Also unlike the last watch I reviewed this one is also easy to read in the dark or dim lit conditions due to its luminous hands and markers.

Aesthetically this is a great looking clear and clean watch. They’ve kept a minimal amount of details on the watch to leave a nice amount of space making it easier to read. I really like the use of the orange on black as you don’t see this too often.

They’ve used a mineral glass which is pretty good for the price point. I wouldn’t expect a better one so this is good value for money. Basically, a mineral  glass is the middle ground when it comes to protection from scratches and scuffs. It’s a hardened material that will protect from more scratches and some can even be buffed out afterward if they do occur.

Looking at the size of the watch, the diameter of the case is 42mm which is considered a large watch while the thickness is an average size at 11mm. Larger watches are becoming more and more popular so for me 42mm is the minimum size I would go for these days.

The strap of the watch is made of a synthetic leather that is 22mm wide with a standard buckle clasp. There is also a nice stitching effect on the surround of the strap which adds a nice little detail to the design. The tan strap works quite well with the black and orange although I would be interested in seeing how it works with a black leather strap as well.

Eco Drive technology basically means the watch absorbs all its power from light meaning you’ll never have to worry about changing a battery again, or paying someone else a fiver to sort it for you.  I honestly think watches with sunlight or kinetic powering are the future and we will soon be able to do away with batteries in watches.

They’ve used a Japanese Quartz movement for the watch, these are known to be highly reliable and rarely have any problems with them at all. Again this movement is good value for money.



Brand: Citizen

Model: BM8475-26E

Dial Window Material: Mineral

Clasp Type: Buckle

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 42mm

Case Thickness: 11mm

Band Material: Synthetic Leather

Band Width: 22mm

Calender: Day – Date Function

Movement: Japanese Quartz

Water Resistance: 100 metres



Coming to the end of my Citizen BM8475-26E review now. I think this is a great looking watch with some awesome features like the eco drive and the luminous markers etc. It’s one I would be happy to add to my collection. I can see some of the more sporty outdoors people enjoying this type of watch. When I look at it I imagine one of those downhill mountain bikers wearing it, perhaps that’s just me?

Over the coming weeks I’ll be featuring more Eco-drive watches by Citizen so do check back to view more from their collection as they do have some truly awesome watches. Also check out my top 21 watches under £200 if you’re looking for something in that price range but are yet to make your mind up.

Hope you found this review useful and enjoyable. You can buy this watch on Amazon