Citizen’s ‘Durable and Accurate’ Solar-Powered Watch That Has Shoppers ‘Totally Impressed’ Is Now Less Than $150


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Even the best watches need a battery change eventually, but some people simply never get around to doing it. Citizen gets it, which is why the brand’s solar-powered Eco-Drive watches are so popular. The Eco-Drive line comes in different styles, like classy chronographs and rugged field watches, but recently, a rugged Eco-Drive sports watch from Citizen went on sale and it’s one of the best we’ve seen under $200.

Typically $275, Citizen’s Eco-Drive Weekender is now on sale for only $137 on Amazon—a whopping 50% discount. This classic watch is one of Citizen’s bestselling models on Amazon, with over 400 sold in the last month and 1,400-plus five-star ratings to show for it. It’s currently marked down to its lowest price of the year, so make sure to grab yours before it goes back up.

Citizen Eco-Drive Weekender Watch in Black, $137 (was $275) on Amazon

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The Weekender watch has a rugged case with pronounced lugs, and the polyurethane rubber strap adds adventurous appeal. Luminous hands also make it easier to read in the dark, and the watch has a three-hand design with a 3 o’clock date window. It has a substantial 44mm case made from stainless steel, and the mineral crystal face resists impacts and shattering. The black and silver-tone design combined with the sturdy build make for a timepiece that can be worn in a variety of settings. The best feature, though, is the Eco-Drive technology, which allows the watch to draw power from any light—not just the sun—meaning it can be recharged even if it’s mostly worn indoors.

Shoppers were impressed with the watch’s toughness and steadfast accuracy. “It has held up really well and still looks great,” a shopper said. “I have other watches that are maybe nicer, but I don’t wear them every day. This Citizen has been fantastic. Durable and accurate. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another.” Another shopper agreed, writing, “The watch seems to hold up well and is very sleek. You can wear it just going to get groceries, to a formal event, or having fun outdoors without looking out of place.”

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One shopper went as far as saying they prefer their Citizen for weekend wear over more expensive automatic watches. “I own a bunch of fancy luxury automatic watches, but also like to have a few casual, weekend watches on hand,” they said. “This Citizen caught my eye, especially with the price and the Eco-Drive technology—no battery, no winding, no resetting the time. I’ve been wearing it for a few days now and am totally impressed.”

It’s hard to find a better option than the solar-powered Citizen Eco-Drive Weekender for under $200, let alone $150. But the clock is ticking on this deal—make sure to get one before the price hikes back up.

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