Gift giving is hard enough as it is without adding the extra pressure of finding the “perfect gift.” It’s bad enough we had to find great gifts for friends and loved ones, but now we have to find an even more special gift for your favorite Valentine.
One gift idea that I used to rely on year ago was watches. Before smartphones people used to tell time the “old fashioned” way with watches. Now people just glance down at their smartphones.
Call me old fashioned then because I still think watches are a handy piece of jewelry. You can always glance down at your wrist to check the time. You cannot always access your smartphone.
Watches might not have changed that much as far as looks are concerned, but they have changed a lot on the inside.
Take for example Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology. The brand has found a way to harness the power of light – from any natural or artificial light source – to convert it into energy, which is stored in a permanently rechargeable solar cell. That means your Citizen watch with Eco-Drive never needs it’s battery changed ever again.
That was always one of the things my husband and I disliked about watches – having to take it to a jeweler to have the battery changed. My husband has a few watches that need batteries and we just never got around to getting them replaced.
I LOVE the idea that Citizen watches with Eco-Drive uses any kind of light to charge up the battery so that your watch is always keeping time. This is one of those ideas where you wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Kudos to Citizen for coming up with this idea.
Citizen sent me one of their watches with Eco-Drive to try out for myself. I was sent to review their Silhouette Bangle watch.
This sophisticated Citizen Silhouette Bangle features a classic design in a warm pink gold-tone and bold black dial with lines that are streamlined, simple and timeless.
This model features a push button jewelry type bracelet. The button makes it so easy to put on and take off. I was surprised at just how easy it was.
I have a thick wrist. I was concerned that the bangle watch would not fit me and it would be too snug and uncomfortable. This watch fits wrists up to 7 & 1/8 inches. It fits my wrist perfectly!
I learned that extra links can be ordered via the Customer Service team if in the U.S. That is great to know.
Here are some more of this lovely watch’s features:
|Band||Pink Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet, Jewelry Clasp with Push Button|
|Case Size||23 x 18mm|
|Case Material||Pink Gold-Tone Stainless Steel|
This is a lovely piece of jewelry. It’s hard to believe this is a watch.
You can tell this is an exceptionally well made watch. They put a lot of detail and craftsmanship into it. Even the packaging is well thought out. They simply didn’t toss the watch into a box. They showcased it in the box. I keep it in the box when I am not wearing it.
This watch goes well from daytime to evening. You can wear it casually to work or running errands around town. I don’t think it’s “too” fancy for that. It also goes great with evening wear and a night on the town.
I wear mine to work and I work with children. I don’t think it’s too fancy for what I do.
This watch would make a great gift for that special lady in your life.
Don’t forget about that special guy in your life. Citizen has plenty of handsome watches for men. They also have additional watches for women – all with the Eco-Drive technology. Below are just TWO examples (there are dozens of watches available from Citizen).
If you are in the market for a quality gift for that special person in your life, a watch from Citizen would make a great gift – especially watches with Eco-Drive technology. Not having to replace a watch battery would be greatly appreciated by the lucky recipient.
If you would like to learn more about Eco-Drive visit the technologies section of the Citizen website. There is even a brief video about this amazing technology.
To check out the watches available from Citizen visit CitizenWatch.com. The brand is also found on social media. All of their links are found at the top right of their website.
What do you think about the Eco-Drive technology?
Have you ever owned a Citizen watch?
Would you like to give or receive a watch as a gift? Why or why not?
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinion expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.