I ordered this watch because I have another Citizen Eco Drive that I really like. I wanted a casual watch, but didn't want to buy big-box cheap junk. The picture of this watch was appealing, although in the photo the hands look odd because of the way the luminescence is green. In reality, that green is barely perceptible.
I guess I could have paid closer attention to the dimensions for this watch. It is big! It's not thick, but just bigger than average. In my opinion it's nearly cartoon large. Those of us with small wrists cannot understand the recent competition between watchmakers to make wristwatches as big as possible. You think they would be more compact. Anyway, the size does make the watch easy to read -- especially with the big numbers on the face. So, why in the world is the date so small????? You can read the time from across the room, but you'll need a magnifying glass to read the date. And, no. There is no Rolex-style magnifier in the crystal for the date window. Citizen, I think you need to give whomever designed this one an opportunity to go to work at Seiko.
I'm keeping the watch since style-wise it was about the only choice in a leather band right now without spending big bucks on one of the overpriced Tags, Omegas, etc. My other Eco Drive is a really good watch, but too dressy for casual wear. But, I'm interested to see how fast the large circumference crystal picks up scratches. In the mean time I'll just use my cell phone to remind me of the date.