A Complete Guidebook On Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium AW0060 Watch
I think I even surprised Swiss Citizen watches when I had immediate interest in the new-for-2016 Eco-Drive Super Titanium collection of timepieces. Not long before seeing these new watches, I visited some of Citizen’s factory locations in Japan to see how they made much of their most important technology. This included both Eco-Drive movements and dials, as well as their well-regarded “Super Titanium” which is a specially treated titanium metal designed to be very scratch-resistant.
What drew me to the Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium AW0060 Watch collection of watches was a combination of price, design, and features. This isn’t the last watch you’ll ever need, but it is a great watch for the money and, more importantly, has a lot more personality than most timepieces at this price. This is really important when it comes to affordable Japanese watches because their designs can at times come across as being generic unless you find things in the $1,000-plus price range. Here we have a cool case design and inspired yet classic dial which is easy to read.
At present, Citizen offers four models of the Citizen Eco-Drive Super Titanium as this reference AW0060-03E, as well as the AW0060-11P, AW0060-54A, and the AW0060-54H. Each of these four models shares the same case design, but they have different colored and textured dials, and different strap/bracelet options. I must say that really only the first 2-3 dial options have acceptable legibility, and this AW0060-03E model is the most legible of the lot given its white-colored hands. The latter three dials seem to be fashion experiments which are workable, but not as ideal. Further, the AW0060-54H version has an extremely difficult-to-read “phantom” black-on-black dial whose appeal sort of confuses me. With that said, only the latter two dial versions come with the matching Super Titanium bracelet which is fantastic, especially for the money.