- Master of Time
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The Citizen Orca. Hadn't seen this model before and didn't know too much. I started digging around read some reviews and well, I was sold. In my opinion though smaller, it has more personality or panache.
So what to say, 60 click bezel, the click line up dead on to the minute markers. The second hand also lines up perfectly on the minute markers. It is a pet peeve of mine when quartz watches don't do this. I still have a couple, and only my Wittnauer watches are really good about this. It's on a rubber strap, rather comfortable, better than the rubber strap on my Seiko Monster, more on par with the Marine Master rubber strap.
The dial is outstanding. Really 'pops'. The orange minute hand stands out and the uniquely shaped hour markers are generously covered in lume/paint. If you look close enough the blue dial is slightly translucent and you can actually see what I assume is part of the charging element for the ecodrive technology. From what I've gathered the hour marker shape and colors of the watch are the reason this is called the orca. It is titanium, only drawback is that its a stainless steel case back.
Signed screw down crown, 200M water resistant . Has the marking "Diver's 200M" on the dial which I've learned is not equal to "WR 200M". The "Diver's 200M" means that the watch is tested to ISO6425 standard. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark. The lume is outstanding a cool blue and the pip also has a bright glow.
In closing, I think I made the right choice versus the ecozilla. Never owned an ecozilla, but this watch is slightly smaller at 45mm, very light and I think easier to wear on a daily basis. Thanks for looking!