Aging changes your preferences. All these years, nothing less than the heavy stuff grabbed my attention; be it in music, fabrics or in watches. Off late, I noticed I can’t carry denims all day; my ears have gone too soft to stand Danzig and MotorHead for too long and watches! I needed something to go with my formal attire since I changed my mind on making my Hamilton a daily wear. I found the Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph Radio Controlled watch a far more suitable choice for the purpose.

In one word, it is a beautiful watch and at the same time easy to use. Setting the correct time zone just needs pulling the crown out and turning till the seconds-hand points to the city you want it to. Then you push the crown back, just like it’s with my Citizen Skyhawk. The radio-control also adjusts it automatically with DST changes. It’s large, feels solid and elegant with its white dial, so those who want to stay close to tradition will find this one a suitable match.

This is another reason (the first one is eco-drive, obviously) this model became a big hit. I never expected fashion and function to share the same ground – sorry, case – yet keep away from being just a mixed bag of outrageous features and looks. It goes to New York from Paris in a heartbeat, something which the younger generation will also appreciate and well.

Now, going a bit deeper into appearance. If you wear big, thick glasses, you might find the luminescence bit too small to read and it’s different from other watches in the category in the sense it doesn’t have a minute repeater function. But the watch never loses time; else, all that high quality materials and finish would end in a pop.

The chief reason behind choosing it as a daily wear is its anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. It holds strong against scratches, so while it might seem you are paying a little extra, over long run, it will save you from buying another watch and regretting your first choice.

Online pictures don’t do this watch full justice and unless I saw it in the Citizen counter of the local mall, I would think twice before putting in the money. In simple words, the radio controlled AT8010-58E it as close to being perfect as you can think in your sweetest dreams.