Citizen Watches Review: Diver Aqualand and Promaster Collection
Diver Aqualand and Promaster
Citizen's diving watches are all about the function. Looks and design serve utility and usability, which results in impressive bulky watches, packed with dials and mechanic and electronic data, and measuring implements.
But that is not to say that these are ugly timepieces: on the contrary, their visual appearance will be highly appreciated by the connoisseurs in the diving industry and sport. Sports watches have their own standards of beauty, and divers' watches are not an exception – indeed they are the epitome of this special standard. Citizen employed unusual shapes and bright color to leave their mark in this niche of time keeping.
Above and Below Water
Divers' watches, Aqualand or Promaster, include a depth display, dive time, maximum depth and water temperature display, and additional modes and warning signals – all of which make the dangerous enterprise of diving safer and, ultimately, more enjoyable.
The lines offer watches that differ significantly in appearance, some models relying on a strictly electronic dial, while others combine mechanic and electronic technology. Citizen used titanium and other metals to encase all these features into corrosion resistant timepieces.
Those made of titanium were “tamed” to create a sleek look that makes the watch presentable above water as well. These watches tell that the wearer cares about style as much as he or she cares about the profession.
One line in the Aqualand collection deserves particular notice: Anniversary diving watches with a bright orange ProDive rubber band. These items contain a digital dive log (20 dives), a six-months power reserve, and, most of all, flaunt an unusual daring design that makes one think of an electronic device not intended for taking time.
Despite the unconventional look, the Anniversary Aqualand includes the traditional Citizen package of Eco-Drive movement and 5-year warranty, backed by a long list of time-tracking and diving-related features.