Citizen BM8180-03E Review

Citizen BM8180-03E reviewCitizen- a name that carries expertise and legacy with it! You must have heard mention of the brand from your father or grandfather while they talked about timepieces. Watch lovers swear by the design and quality that they offer.

More recently, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to professional dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery. All this can be witnessed in Citizen BM8180-03E “Eco-Drive”.

Quartz Movement

Quartz movement offers quality and accuracy & mechanism given is of top quality. Japanese quartz movement is an extremely accurate electronic movement developed in Japan that utilizes the natural frequency of vibrations of a quartz crystal to regulate the operation of the timepiece.

Dial & Display

Black colored dial has sharp white detailing with numerals. An inverted pyramid in place of 12 o’clock and red colored second hand breaks the monotony of black and white. You will never run late with this men’s sporty, Eco-Drive Citizen timepiece.

From the stainless steel case to 12/24 hour time indicator, the bold details never end. Additional features include a day/date indicator and water resistance to 100 meters.

Durable mineral dial window has been kept considering the love that you will fall in after owning it. Mineral crystal is a kind of hardened glass which is much more scratch resistant than acrylic, but less than sapphire.

Mineral crystals are also somewhat better at shatter resistance compared with sapphire. This military-inspired Citizen watch is replete with masculine details.

Canvas “Band”

Canvas strap transforms the whole look of the watch by adding a sporty element to it. Canvas gives a great hold to wrist unlike the chain bracelets which can be grabbed by extended objects.

This strap has inner leather lining too. That’s why you need to be careful while stepping out in rains. Otherwise, canvas can’t be damaged because of rain but drying a canvas strap is not easy and clean task.

Important Features

  • Name: Citizen BM8180-03E “Eco-Drive”
  • Band: Canvas
  • Movement: Japanese quartz
  • Special features: luminous and day & date

Full list of awesome features here!


Every one aspires to go a level above from the existing one. If you have always thought of owning an eco-drive, then this can initiate the love bond between you and this special series. Even if you own an Eco-drive, then this can fulfill the sober side of yours as it doesn’t come with over the top features.