The famous Japanese watch brand Citizen has decided to expand its offer of diving watches with the introduction of the Scuba Fin collection that currently consists of only one model in five different variations. It is a timekeeper with the basic diving features, such as necessary water resistance to 200 meters. The watch runs thanks to a quartz movement equipped with the brands trademark Eco-Drive technology that allows it to run on solar energy. It includes a rubber diver’s band and most of its variations are decorated with accents in bright colors.
Scuba Fin timepiece by Citizen is constructed with a round housing made from stainless steel (which in some instances includes additional coating). The case has the diameter of 45 mm, while its thickness measures to 12 mm. As it is required for an underwater instrument, the case back is screwed-in and the watch also has a screw-down crown. Another diving trait is its unidirectional rotating bezel that facilitates the measurement of time spent under water. On the front side, the face of the watch is guarded with a plain mineral crystal.
The dial of Citizen Scuba Fin watch is fairly simple. It is made with large hour markers in two shapes. For improved legibility, these markers are just like hour and minute hands, covered with luminous coating. The face of the watch also includes a date aperture at the traditional position, as well as a central second hand. The solar powered quartz movement of Citizen Scuba Fin has a power storage that lasts 180 days, and it also includes a warning that notes the wearer when the reserve reaches four days. The Eco-Drive power storage can be recharged by the artificial light, but of course, much slower than when exposed to natural light.
As it has been mentioned, there are five different variations of the timepiece, different among themselves only by the use of different colors of dials. The first model BN0090-01E has a black dial with green accents, and a black and green polyurethane band. This is the only variation that has a silver colored case, while the others are treated with black PVD coating. The version BN0095-08A has a gray face and an all black wristlet. Fairly similar to this one, just with a black dial, is the model BN0095-08E. Two other models are also with colorful accents and two-tone attachments. The BN0097-02H has a black face with blue details, whereas the last version BN0097-11E combines the black background with orange details. Each of the versions of Citizen Scuba Fin timepiece costs $300.