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The Citizen Difference

When it comes to finding the right watch for you, always consider choosing Citizen brand watches. These pieces are expertly crafted with style and quality. Citizen timepieces are a great choice if you're looking for watches that look and feel great to wear. They come in a variety of different styles: you've got brilliant metal pieces, some subtler leather choices, and everything in between.

Citizen watch designs have something for everyone and for every style. If you're a high roller who wants something flashy they've got something for you. If you're looking for something nice, but ultimately casual you've got options. They even have something for those who need a simple and understated look for black tie events.

You can find both men's and women's watches from Citizen, so what's the difference? The biggest difference comes down to colors and style. For men's watches you're typically going to find darker colors and larger faces. Women's watches play a little more avant-garde with unique bands, face sizes and designs, and brighter colors. Below you will find more about Citizen's Eco-drive technology, and a guide to choosing the right watch for you.

Eco-drive technology

Eco-drive technology is the staple mechanic of Citizen watches. Eco-drive is a technology that allows your watch to absorb both natural and artificial light to function. This is designed to eliminate the use of the watch battery. This advancement in watch technology helps the environment by eliminating watch battery waste. Batteries are very difficult to dispose of safely, so if you're interested in helping the environment, this is the best choice for you.

The rules of the watch

So, you want to maximize your style, huh? There are three categories of rules you'll need to keep in mind when selecting a watch: occasion, material, and face styles. Let's start with occasion.

Going to a black tie event? Think simple and understated. The point of black tie is conversation, so you should be mindful to dress well, but not loudly. This same rule applies to your accessories. It's about complementing subtlety rather than destroying it. When dressing for business, it's okay to go a bit more flashy. A substantial watch (larger profile, flashier) is definitely what you want, since it makes a strong statement about you. For casual, your clothes may be louder, so don't go overboard on the watch. You can use a wider array of designs that may be otherwise distracting for business and formal events.

Materials are what give watches their luster, but you have to be careful about which you use for certain occasions. Black tie watches should always be dark, and consider a black leather strap. You cannot risk blowing the look away with anything lighter or louder. When picking for business occasions gold or silver metal is the go to. It's flashy to communicate status, but should not be so decorative that it becomes absurd to wear. Casual outfits allow for more interesting shapes and colors that come from blends of plastic, metal, leather, etc.

Watch faces are by far the least important, but you should still keep them in mind. You have a choice of either analog or digital. For formal and black tie, you have to wear an analog watch. But be sure that it's not overly designed, as that can still be distracting. When wearing a watch for business, either is okay. A more decorative analog face can be acceptable depending on the nature of the engagements for the day. Similarly, digital faces are becoming more popular with the rise of the smartwatch, so style accordingly. With casual, you can do as you wish, so long as it doesn't clash!

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