Citizen BM8242-08E Eco Drive Leather Band Watch Review

Rated 4.5 Stars by 52 Actual Owners


The BM8242-08E is a really beautiful addition to the Citizen Eco Drive series, and one of the best selling watches in the line.  The signature Eco Drive black dial on this watch collects light and transforms it into energy for continuous functioning without batteries. The case is made of a gold tone stainless steel, and the dial is protected by a hardened mineral crystal for scratch resistance.

This watch displays both the day and date neatly at the 3 o'clock positions.  The gold tone case is offset beautifully by the shades of dark brown leather in the band.  People love the looks, the fact that its not a heavy watch, and the overall versatility.  This is a watch which can be worn as a dress watch, but its not too formal for everyday use.  Users have also commented that they appreciate the larger size of the numbers on the face for easier reading.

The only real complaint that I was able to find about this watch is that a couple of users mentioned that the leather band shows wear within a couple of months, but all leather bands do....In any case, the overwhelming majority are very satisfied with the looks and performance.  You also get the 5 year warranty by purchasing through Amazon.

Movement Type:

Japanese Quartz.

Water Resistant To:

330 Feet.

More Features:

-Eco Drive Powered, Day and Date display, very sharp looks, versatile


This watch qualifies for a five year warranty by purchasing through Amazon.Com.


This watch qualifies for Free Super Saver Shipping through Amazon.Com.

Citizen BM8242-08E Watch Review