Citizen Men’s Watch BM8240-03E Review


Citizen BM8240-03E Watch Review Summary

My rating: 9/10. Excellent watch. Eco-Drive technology.

Today I’m doing a Citizen BM8240-03E review. The large majority of Citizen’s watches now feature this Eco-Drive technology. The Eco-Drive movement is designed to convert artificial and natural light into energy to power the watch. This means you’ll never be required to change a battery, a great little money saver. I’m a big fan of this technology and am always happy to recommend Citizen’s Eco-Drive watches to friends.

The BM8240-03E has a fairly simple dial design that has a very uncluttered smart feel. There’s a day and date display, however, the dial lacks any form of luminous features so it may be harder to read at night.

When it comes to sizing it’s a little smaller that a lot of the larger watches you see around these days. The casing diameter is 36mm with a thickness of just 9mm. Perfect for people who prefer smaller watches.

I think this watch offers very good value for money, it’s smart, features Eco-Drive technology, and it’s a well-built timepiece by Citizen.

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Citizen BM8240-03E Review

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Watch Specifications

  • Band Soft genuine leather strap, standard length, 18mm width, standard buckle style clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 33 mm and thickness: 10 mm.
  • Dial Analogue display. Day and date display. Mineral glass is specially hardened to resist scratches.
  • Movement Eco-Drive movement.
  • Water Resistant A water resistance of up to 30m / 3 bar.

Watch Advantages

  1. Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology is very impressive, utilizing any form of light, be it natural or artificial to power itself and save you from ever changing a battery.
  2. The dial has a very simple design that’s fairly easy to read.
  3. Perfect for people seeking a smaller watch with its 36mm case diameter.
  4. 30m water resistance, suitable for everyday use. Splash/rain resistant. Not suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, snorkelling, water related work and fishing.

Watch Disadvantages 

  1. This watch doesn’t have any lume features so it may not be so easy to read in dim lit conditions.
  2. If you’re after a larger style watch, then this may not be suitable for you.


My Final Thoughts On This Citizen BM8240-03E Review:

The Citizen BM8240-03E is a rather stunning looking, smartly designed watch that I’d say is perfect for day to day wear due to its affordable price. The Eco-Drive technology is a massive bonus in my eyes and it’s great that Citizen has included this with the majority of their latest watches. Overall this is a watch I’d happily recommend to family & friends and it’s a well-earned 9/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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