Up for a close look this time is the Citizen Chronograph AN7102-54P Men's Watch in all gold. This watch is not the rugged type; or so with a touch of sophistication, which doesn't make it aesthetically fit into the rugged territories. It's okay for the cantina champions, though.
It's a functional and efficient timepiece that can quickly and easily tell you the time and its splits and also the date. But the real inside bits of the Citizen Chronograph AN7102-54P Men's Watch are more interesting.
They are as good as inside Citizen's Eco-Drive movements. The battery-powered quartz version keeps the prices down while offering other aspects similar to the Eco-Drive. Here, no re-charging occurs. Once the battery is out, you got to change it along with the rubber gasket. Else, humidity/moisture might just seep in.
The Citizen Chronograph AN7102-54P Men's Watch, as a whole, exists with a good cause. A busy work and social life leaves little time for maintenance. The Citizen Chronograph needs low maintenance and minimal care when worn.
That's a lot due to its less bulk/ thickness compared to sports chronographs that are often big and hefty without a reason. This is another instance where bigger doesn't always mean better. The flat crystal sits securely within the slightly raised bezel, thus minimizing risks for the mineral glass to be exposed head-on to sudden blows, strikes or abrasions. But it looks nothing special.
The watch features both chronograph and timer functions. The chronograph pushers are short and solid, non-screw type buttons. The firmness with which they are attached to the case socket assures you confidence while you use it rough. The crown is a decently sized metal knob knurled all around. It's placed between two strong crown guards. It's not a screw-down crown, so anything above light swimming must be done with care. Dunk it in shallow waters, there won't be a problem.
The chronograph and the date are both designed to be easily visible with a quick glance. The main dial has been kept as less busy as possible, giving a straight forward, clear base to rule to the max. Geared toward the casual, it also doubles up as a ceremonial watch and also when you are doing office work but not within the office.
The 24-hour counter (@2'o clock) is an independent one and not connected to the chronograph timing. It gives you a rough idea about the military hours. The 6'o clock sub-dial shows the standard running seconds. The large hand at the centre counts the chronograph-seconds and the 10'o clock sub-dial the minutes elapsed. It tracks a total of 60 minutes in 1 second increments, which is not enough for pro-level use. The accuracy; however, needs no questions to be asked.
A wonderfully straight-forward watch with a bit of glam to brighten up your everyday life! A high-tech movement and a no-nonsense style makes the Citizen Eco-Drive Sports AN7102-54P Men's Watch a great quartz chronograph watch with supremely easy usability.