If you know anything about Citizen, then you will fully understand what it means to have high quality and well-designed watches wrapped around your wrist. This Citizen men’s BU2020-02A eco-drive Calendrier watch provides everything you need from a trendy and stylish piece, offering advanced technological features and a sophisticated design to out rival others.
BU2020-02A Advanced Technology
Nowadays, watches don’t just tell the time, they tell it in a way that we could never have imagined many years ago. The BU2020-02A Eco-Drive watch is a prime example of advancing technology in the watch making industry. The silver toned watch is set out with a 44mm stainless steel case, giving the timepiece a smooth and rounded appearance. As the saying goes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts … and true to that saying, the BU2020-02A proves that appearance isn’t everything. The white dial stands out against the steel casing with a triple chronograph acting as the centrepiece. I particularly like the blue sweeping hands in each of the dials and acts as a great mixture with the solid white of the face.
The three subdials show the level of detail that Citizen have gone into here, such as the featuring calendar and world time on the outer dials, and day and date features on the smaller dials. Let’s be honest, you can’t really ask for more ways to tell the time on one timepiece.
Moving onto the strap – the real leather strap gives comfort and sturdiness and looks good too. The blue/black colour of the strap and the contrast stitching involved works really well with the colours of the face and provides an overall excellent design.
Fuelled by Japanese Quartz movement this gives the BU2020-02A the precision and accuracy to keep the time as accurate as possible throughout the year. You can’t go wrong with Japanese Quartz and it’s probably the best way to power your watch without making the timepiece exceedingly expensive. Alongside this, Citizen have gone that step further and introduced a creative way to provide power to the BU2020-02A. It’s not called the Eco-Drive for no reason … and being powered by light instead of battery you won’t have to worry about changing the battery every so often. Considering the modest price of this watch, these features are a great and surprising addition and something that I would love to keep in my collection.
Looking at the watch overall, it is easy to see the style and trendiness of this piece, it would look good with any outfit and be comfortable and lightweight enough to wear it for long periods of time without it being an issue. The BU2020-02A shows that you don’t have to break the bank to get a watch that is jam packed with creativity and class; and with affordability usually being one of the issues holding people back from buying high quality time pieces, this is a great middle of the road alternative offering more than expected for a watch at this price point.
The Eco-Drive aspect is particularly useful and ensures that you don’t ever have to worry about the battery life on the watch; and being powered by light there is almost no chance of this piece running out of life; unless we see some sort of apocalypse happening in the near future.
For me, the design works well as a whole. The blue and white face compliments the real blue leather strap that wraps around it and really gives the user a feeling of confidence and style. It is impossible to get the ‘perfect’ watch that offers everything at once. However, the Citizen men’s BU2020-02A eco-drive Calendrier watch comes pretty close to perfect and is one to put on the Christmas list.