I’ve seen a few mentions of the Citizen Endeavor on the internet, but don’t see a full review, so I’ll try to give a decent one here. My taste in watches runs toward functionality rather than flash, though I appreciate quality workmanship. I’ve been a fan of the Citizen Eco-Drive’s since I got my first one as a gift over 5 years ago (a perpetual calendar model that’s still going strong to this day). As of this writing, I have 2 Eco-Drives, the oldest being my first, and the Endeavor being the newest.
This review is specifically regarding the CA0440-51E. Stainless Steel, black face with blue and red highlights. It uses the Eco-Drive B612 movement. It’s also available with a white face, and in a rose gold model with a rubber bracelet. I’m not a fan of the latter. Just looks cheap to me.
I found it here. It was home page and really caught my eye. It is, to me, massive. The case is 46mm. This is definitely the largest watch I own., the next largest bing a toss up between my Citizen Nighthawk and a Longines Conquest that I inherited.
I had been thinking about a dive watch prior to seeing this one, and at first glance, that’s what it is. I would argue, however, that this is not a dive watch. Even though it has a 200M WR rating, the styling in general, and the fact that the bezel is internal, moves it from dive watch into sailing watch territory. This seems to me to be a incarnation of the old SailHawk line.