22 Jan Citizen Mens BL5250-02L Titanium Eco Drive Watch Reviews
Citizen Mens BL5250-02L: a handsome titanium chronograph with military and aviation styling not generally found in its price range
Have you ever wished for a watch that takes care of itself and still deliver top-notch performance? Citizen’s watches featuring Eco-Drive technology fit the bill real well. In this instance, it is the Citizen Mens BL5250-02L leather and titanium watch that we are talking about.
With Citizen Mens BL5250-02L, you never have to Worry about Battery Replacement!
If you have seen your few hundreds dollars of watch full of scratches after you sent it for battery replacement, I bet you’d freak out just like me. It happened to my Armorlite ISOBrite ISO100. I am not usually particular about my watches. But still, the ‘bruises’ my T100 suffered after I sent it for a battery replacement were enough to make me scream.
From then on, I always stick to watches that require no battery replacement. Automatic watches are awesome but many at times, I need a watch that I can pick and go without manually setting it. That’s when Citizen’s self-charging Eco-Drive technology comes in very handy. For the curious minds, the video below shows how the much touted Eco-Drive technology works.
The design and build of this watch are typical Citizen quality and leave little to be desired. The Citizen Mens BL5250-02L is very comfortable due to a nicely shaped case and the light titanium fabrication. I wore the watch daily for over a few months and never grew bored of it as the chronograph was always ready (as long as the watch is left in CHR mode), and the Eco-Drive movement keeps very accurate time, needs no winding or battery changes, and features a very nice perpetual calendar. It would be nice to see an atomic version of this watch that forgoes the alarm and the bizarre second time zone feature for a traditional chronograph and GMT hand.
To sum things up, Citizen Mens BL5250-02L is indeed a handsome watch that is made to last. It is not perfect in every sense. But it is close to being flawless especially in areas that matter the most.
Grab it today if you need a sturdy watch that will still fit perfectly into your business attire. If your instinct is still holding you back, you may want to take a look at it for the best analog watchs in $200 price range.