citizen speedmaster review

Citizen Speedmaster Watch Review


Citizen Speedmaster Watch Review Summary

My rating: 8/10. Citizen Speedmaster watch. Large Chronograph timepiece.

Hello, today I’m doing a Citizen ‘Speedmaster’ review. This is a very popular chronograph timepiece from Citizen that’s actually pretty tricky to get your hands on these days. None the less by popular demand, I wanted to feature it today anyway.

I hope you enjoy this Citizen Speedmaster review below.

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At the bottom of this article, you can find a list of my recommended retailers to purchase this watch from

Citizen Speedmaster Watch Review

Dial & Case Design

The Citizen watch features a large chronograph display with a classic design that at first glance is made to resemble the Omega Speedmaster watch. There are 3 sub-dials on display which are used for constant seconds, 12 hour chronograph and 60 minute chronograph. There’s also a useful date display at the 3 o’clock position.

They’ve gone for white time keeping hands that stand out nicely against the satin black dial. The white baton hour markers are also very easy to see. The hands and dots by the hour markers have a coating of lume for better visibility in dim lit conditions.

The casing is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 39mm with a thickness of 10mm. The lug width is 20mm. The bezel is in a fixed position with a tachymeter feature. Note that the crown on this Citizen Speedmaster does not screw down.

Type Of Crystal

Protecting the front of this timepiece is a mineral crystal glass that’s been specially hardened to offer a good level of scratch and shatter resistance.

Watch Movement

Powering the Speedmaster Citizen is a quartz 0510 chronograph movement that’s both accurate and reliable.


The strap of this watch is also made of stainless steel with brushed outer links and polished centre links. They’ve used a double folding clasp with a saftey catch.

Water Resistance Rating

This watch has a 100m water resistance rating. A 100m or 10 bar rating makes this watch suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkelling, sailing and water sports.

Watch Specifications

  • Band: Stainless steel strap, standard length, fold over style clasp.
  • Case: Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 39mm and thickness: 10mm.
  • Dial: Analogue chronograph display. Mineral crystal glass window lens.
  • Movement: Quartz movement.
  • Water Resistant: A water resistance of up to 100m / 10 bar.

Watch Advantages

  1. Chronograph time keeping
  2. Date display
  3. Mineral crystal glass
  4. Reliable quartz movement
  5. 100m water resistance rating

Watch Disadvantages 

  1. This watch is very hard to actually get a hold of

My Final Thoughts On This Citizen Speedmaster Review:

This Citizen Speedmaster is a great looking affordable chronograph watch that offers value for money in my opinion. It’s a shame that it’s so hard to come by. If you spot it available anywhere please do feel free to comment below and link to the shop to help others out.

After looking into the watch design, quality, features, and pricing this watch received an 8/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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Where to buy the Citizen Speedmaster

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all for the best price. Variations of this watch include: Citizen Speedmaster, AN088057E.

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