The Citizen Promaster Diver is a classic example of the right size for the right watch at the right price. It’s a great everyday wear, so it’s no wonder that the black dialed BN0150 and the blue dialed BN0151 continue to be top sellers for Citizen. This is a watch that will stay in your collection for a long time because of its timeless look, but also because of its longevity. The Promaster Diver is powered by Citizen’s EcoDrive movement. The dial absorbs light from indoor and outdoor sources and converts it to energy to power the watch. This means that you won’t have to replace the battery every two or three years as you do with a typical quartz watch
The stainless steel case on the BN0150 is almost entirely brushed. This gives a very understated tool watch vibe that is instantly appealing. The signed, screw-down crown is in the four o’clock position. Many people find this more comfortable on the wrist because it is less likely to dig into your hand when you don’t want it to. The bezel is a fairly standard 60-click affair and works perfectly well for a watch in the price range.
- Case Size: 44mm
- Case Thickness: 11.5mm
- Lug to Lug: 48mm
- Strap width: 20mm
- Movement: EcoDrive Caliber E168
- Power Reserve: 6 months
- Water Resistance: 200m
- Crystal: Mineral
The matte blue (or black) dial on the Promaster echoes the lack of flair on the case finishing. There is no sunburst finishing or luscious, glossy colors to get lost in. Instead, you have a clear, easy-to-read dial that has applied indices, great lume, and an integrated date window at the four o’clock position. It’s not a dressy diver, (like the Orient Kamasu), it’s a watch that was designed for a purpose: to tell the time, to be reliable, and to be able to survive 200 meters of water when diving.
It’s hard not to like the Citizen Promaster Diver. If you are after a simple, no-nonsense watch that is functional, reliable and available for $200, then there are few better watches.
Video Review of the Citizen Promaster Diver
Citizen is a Japanese watch manufacturer that dates back to 1918. It is primarily known for its popular range of wristwatches but is also responsible for manufacturing Miyota movements which are sold to a variety of other watch manufacturers. The Citizen Watch Group includes a variety of other brands such as Bulova, Alpina, Frédérique Constant, and more. Citizen is well-known for its Eco-Drive technology, dive watches, and atomic timekeeping. Citizen is also the Official Timepiece of both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Learn more here.