Citizen Aqualand Diver Eco-Drive Men-s Watches
A longstanding misconception needs being addressed first. Contrary to many people holding AQUALAND as a specific model from Citizen, it is actually a class of specific type of watches with specific uses in specific fields. Not that you cannot wear them in the nightclub or on the streets; just make sure you are not one of them who abhors water or hasn’t gone beyond the safe boundaries of private and/or commercial swimming pools.
We are talking about the wild oceans here, where things usually start 300m deep.
The Aqualand has evolved through years and today, it exists as a most popular choice for professional divers – in fact, anyone who has got anything to do with the depths. It’s a dive/tool watch that’s used for actual diving and not some folly ornamentally similar.
Is the Aqualand an alternative for the omnipresent dive computers? Nay, but it’s the next best option to a dive computer. Even if you have one, the importance of a secondary method (Plan B) can’t be ruled out. The Aqualand provides you the information that helps you calculate your survival chances. This secondary method is critical and a potential life-saver if things go awry. It is also a highly usable and practical alternative when strapping a wrist-computer clearly spells V-A-N-I-T-Y. This one doesn’t have that many multiple dials and is less likely to run out of juice all in a sudden.
Okay, so why not a mechanical alternative? Because Aqualand is an excellent, fault-tolerant device.
At the top of the Aqualand list is definitely the Promaster Aqualand Depth Meter; it’s a ready-set-dive kind of a watch that’s functional till 70M. ISO compliant, it has a power reserve indicator and the dive mode starts automatically as you hit the water. Affordable, feature-packed and built to survive the Apocalypse, the Citizen Promaster Aqualand is a must buy if you are trying to eventually become a master diver!
One more thing that makes the Citizen Eco Promaster Divers a winner is its fast ascent indicator. It automatically starts beeping (audible under water) when you are coming up at a velocity greater than 33 feet/10 meters per minute.
And lastly, the basic shape. The classic, round, tuna-can type build makes for a recessed dial and a 2 to 3 mm higher bezel that actually protects the mineral crystal.It also gives the watch a true, instrument-type look, with further contributions from the fixed, depth-gauge sensor that automatically activates once it hits the water.
But the Citizen Automatic Professional Divers is large in its dimensions and not suitable for skinny wrists if you are wearing it for fashion. Otherwise, it is a bargain for all that it provides. Compare it to another watch with similar features and you’ll find it is more imposing, yet more wearable, in its stature.