Citizen BV1085-06e Smackdown!

Citizen Watch company is well known for making both men and women wristwatches that stand true to the test of times. Citizen made this reputation by innovating watch technologies such as eco-drive and atomic timekeeping widely accepted and praised by masses around the globe.

Recently, I got my hands on the Citizen BV1085-06e, a classy men’s dress watch with Eco-Drive technology and complementing elegant watch face with black strap. Here is my review for the watch –

Features Explained

Eco-Drive Powered

This amazing watch has eco drive technology that allows users to never depend on the battery of watch. The dial of the watch convert the natural light into energy which keeps the watch running.

Stainless steel case

The Citizen BV1085-06e comes with a stainless steel case, which has a diameter of 42mm and thickness of 11mm. The case keeps the watch safe from major scratches.


This model is relatively new and it comes with exclusive warranty of 5 years.

Easy to use

With Citizen BV1085-06e, you will never have to worry about time readability issue. Thanks to its big dial and the clear bold digits that make it very user friendly.

Nylon strap

The one thing I loved the most about the watch is its black nylon strap with a buckle clasp. It looks both trendy and classy.

Water Resistant

This model is water resistant up to 330 Feet or 100m (10ATM), which means it can resist water on most circumstances. However, you cannot and must not use this watch while deep diving. This can certainly be worn while swimming, fishing, snorkeling or with any other water related activity.


Citizen believes in technology and innovation. With this model, the company brings the conventional usage of batteries in watches to an end. The eco drive tech of the BV1085-06e simply eliminates the need of battery replacement. For people who travel a lot, this watch is a must as they can charge the watch from both natural energy like sunlight and from artificial energy like bulbs.


User Reported Issues

The only complaint that I have for this watch is its band. The band looks great, feels great but it does not have enough holes to cater for varying wrist sizes. The strap has metal o-shaped discs around the holes which I can understand incorporated in design to secure strap from stretches. However, limited number of designated holes might not suit all wrist sizes. Apart from that, the Citizen BV1085-06e is perfect. So just double check your wrist size before placing an order if you have bigger or smaller wrists.


Who should buy?

To be honest, anyone who loves the black color and in need of a decent watch, can buy this watch. In addition to this, swimmers or people who spent a lot of time in water must check out the features of BV1085-06e.


Not recommended for

I would not recommend the watch to divers. Other than that, it is an excellent product and can be used by anyone.


Concluding thoughts

The Citizen BV1085-06e is an amazing watch that has several extraordinary features. The watch is a perfect mix of technology and beauty. When it comes to price, it is not expensive and worth trying. Overall, this model by Citizen is excellent for official use and it will make a great gift for someone special.



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