I don’t always wear a watch, but when I do, I require a lot from it. It’s can’t just sit there and look pretty while telling time. It needs to be useful in a variety of ways, and through a variety of activities. But I’ve never been into big, burly watch faces, because that’s just way too much watch for me.


Luckily, Citizen has recently released a 37mm version of its popular Promaster Dive watch. Ideal for those like me who think performance doesn’t always have to mean BIG, the new timepiece features a versatile 37mm case size instead of the standard 44mm case. Whether you call it a women’s watch, or just a smaller watch, it works for me.


The robust, stainless-steel case includes an easy-grip unidirectional dive bezel with a fully hashed, aluminum 60-minute insert and hard-wearing mineral crystal. The dark dial includes oversized hands with orange and luminous accents that increase visibility, whether you’re underwater or in a low-light setting. If you do use the watch for diving, it’s water resistant up to 200 meters (656 feet)—far deeper than you’re going to go with an Advanced Open Water certification.


The screw-down crown is set at the 4 o’clock position, as is a small date window (on the dial), so you always know what day it is.


The Promaster Dive watch is powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology—powered by any light source, continuously and sustainably, eliminating the need to replace watch batteries. Designed to charge from ordinary everyday light sources like indoor fluorescent lighting and desk lights, it’s one of my favorite features of Citizen watches.


The Promaster Dive 37mm series is available in three colorways: classic black ($375), vibrant blue ($375), and pink/rose-gold ($395). All are available for purchase on the Citizen site.

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