Citizen Watch Co. started in 1918 as the Shokosha Watch Research Institute, changing the name to Citizen in 1930. It was founded as a joint venture between Japanese and Swiss investors.
They’re currently most well known for the Eco-Drive solar powered watch movement, which never needs a battery change, and for their radio-synced atomic watches such as the Skyhawk A-T.After buying the Bulova Watch Company in 2008, Citizen Watch became the worlds largest watchmaker.
The version I’m reviewing here is the blue dialed BN0151-09L, which comes with a blue polyurethane diving strap. The BN0150-28E is also available, which is the same watch except with a black dial and black strap.The Citizen Promaster Diver range has quite a few interesting watches included in it, in many different styles which you can check out .
A seemingly minor detail that bugs a lot of people when companies get it wrong (looking at you, Seiko) is the alignment of the 12 o’clock marker, chapter ring, and bezel. No worries about that here – they’re aligned perfectly.While this is just one BN0151-09L out of thousands produced, I haven’t heard anything about alignment problems on any of the Citizen Promaster Divers.