Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Titanium Watch BM7170-53L Review
Hello today I’m doing a Citizen Eco-Drive BM7170-53L Review. I had a look at a titanium watch the other day and the fact they’re 30% stronger and 50% lighter than the stainless steel watches seemed quite interesting to me. I have done a top 11 titanium watches post in the past but haven’t had many chances to have a proper look at the individual watches so figured I would do some more in the coming weeks.
Anyway I’ll get on with my BM7170-53L review below and you can find it on Amazon for £169.00, enjoy.
My Initial Thoughts On This Watch
I’m instantly impressed with the parts, considering this is a watch under £200 it’s made of titanium and has a sapphire crystal glass front. Now I’m a massive fan of using blue in watches and this deep blue on the dial looks superb. The watch just has so many great features and it’s a eco-drive which I love, powered by sunlight and never needing to replace a battery, such a great idea. I already know I love this watch so I’m going to get on with explaining the individual bits below. Still can’t believe this is under £200, what the hell.
Type of glass
As I touched upon earlier the glass they’ve used for this Citizen BM7170-53L is a sapphire crystal. This is one of the hardest glasses that can be used with a mohs rating of 9. Basically only diamond is going to scratch this front. Usually you wouldn’t see this level of protection in the price bracket which is why I was so impressed. I would honestly expect only a mineral glass and this sapphire is 3 times tougher than that so it’s a very good deal.
With a casing diameter of 43mm this watch is classed as large. I’m not sure where the 43mm came from as the standard size you see is 42mm so it’s a little odd but you wont notice it to be honest. 42mm is the minimum size on a watch I personally like and it’s one of the most common sizes of men’s watch that you’ll find. The thickness of this watch is 12mm which is also classed at large and is in keeping with the overall size of the watch.
This watch features a standard small date display window at the 3 o’clock position. I think this is nicely in keeping with the simplistic design. I’m pretty happy with this choice as I think other options wouldn’t have gone so well with the watch.
Watch strap and clasp
The strap is a standard fold over clasp with safety. While the safety means your watch is less likely to accidentally come undone i’m not actually a fan of them as I personally find them a bit fiddly. The strap is 26mm wide which is a little larger than your normal 20-22mm but does sit well with the 43mm case.
Dial Window Material: Sapphire
Clasp Type: Fold Over Clasp With Safety
Case Material: Titanium
Case Diameter: 43mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Band Material: Titanium
Band Width: 26mm
Calender: Standard Date Display
Movement: Japaneze Quartz
Water Resistance: 10 Bar
I really do love this watch, not often do you get such good features with a watch at this price. Those of you who know the site will be well aware I’m always honest with my opinions of watches so you can take my word for it, you are getting a good deal. The sapphire glass is a real hit for me as you just rarely see it in this price range. I also like how it’s a titanium watch making it much better for people with allergies to metal who require hypo-allergenic options.
If you’re after a nice looking simple design watch that’s made of great parts at an affordable price, well you’ve got it all here really. Also it’s part of Citizen’s Eco-drive range meaning you will never need to replace the battery as it’s powered by sunlight, another money saving edition.
Hope you found this Citizen BM7170-53L review useful and enjoyable. You can buy this watch on Amazon for £169.00