Ok, ok. Back in the summer I posted how I always go for relatively inexpensive watches. It's true. Or was. I saw this and had to have it.
It's a Citizen Eco-Drive, and I'm crazy for it! A month ago I saw this same watch in GQ and thought how nifty it would be. And I'm not the kind of person who usually runs out and buys something just because I saw it in a magazine.
Plus, I decided that since this one is solar-powered and never needs a new battery, I should not feel guilty about spending a tiny bit more than a few Timexes. It's still not a Rolex or anything like that. Granted, I am the slightest bit terrified to scratch it, but I know I'm in good hands. My pals Steve and Missy, who own Steve's Jewelers back in my hometown of Union City, have got the hookup. In the event that I have a watch or jewelry question, they always know the answer.
And they happen to carry Citizen. I sent Missy a picture of this one, and they had it in stock. Color me green!
I do like the band it came with, but it was a little too military for everyday wear for my taste, so I switched it out with this one.
I found it at J.Crew for $20, and it's a lot more flexible and classic than the green one. Of course I'm still keeping that one to mix it up, but the gray is my go-to band now. Plus, it's kind of cool that this is a custom creation and no one (at least for many miles) has this same watch/band combination.