The newly established Scuba Fin collection by Citizen Watches has gotten larger with the arrival of a new chronograph-equipped model. Supplied with an Eco-Drive solar powered quartz movement, Scuba Fin Chronograph is a diving watch available to withstand water pressure at the depths up to 200 meters. Available in several colors, the watch comes with a rubber bracelet which is a bit peculiarly attached to the lugs and costs $400.
Being a part of the recent Scuba Fin series, the newcomer is not that different from the first model in the collection that was unveiled some time ago (and which has recently became available with a steel bracelet). Among the differences, we notice only the addition of a chronograph feature, slightly larger dimensions and additional options for the color of the dial. Unlike the first model which was available just in black or silver colors, the new one can be bought with a bit more lively blue dial.
SCUBA Fin Chronograph has a brushed and polished black PVD treated stainless steel housing. Its round case is with the diameter of 48 mm and the thickness of 14 mm. The front of the watch is protected with a mineral crystal which is surrounded with the diver’s unidirectional bezel with white Arabic numerals. Made with a screw-down crown and a screw-back case, the watch qualifies in the category of diving watches since it guarantees water resistance to 200 meters.
The dial of the watch is ornamented with multiple types of patterns. While the main portion of the dial has a honey-comb motif, the sub dials are ornamented with concentric circles motif. Speaking about sub-dials, there are three of them: one is for its 60-minutes chronograph, the second one is for small seconds, while the third one shows the time in a 24-hour format. Made with luminous hour markers and hands of the same kind, the dial likewise includes a date display which is slightly pushed to the center and which includes inverted colors with light numerals on the dark background.
Inside the case is Caliber B612 Japanese quartz movement with a chrono feature which enables precision up to 1/5th of a second. The movement is charged by both natural and artificial light and able to operate for six months once its power supply is full. The watch comes with a 26 mm wide polyurethane strap that like in the case of its predecessor connects directly to the case, which proved to be an issue during the replacement. This time, the rubber strap is in two colors: black and blue or black and orange, depending on the variation. Speaking of the available variations, we should say that there are two versions of the timepiece. The CA0517-07E is with a black dial with orange accents (and the strap of the same colors) and the CA0515-02L with a blue face and a matching bracelet. Both versions have the price tag of $399.