12.27.2011

The Eco-Friendly Way to Sparkle: Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Crystal Bangle Review

Despite the fact that I never leave the house without my iPhone, a technological tool which I worship features a built-in clock, amongst other handy essentials which keep me connected to the world; there is one other form of technology (this one of the fashion variety) of which I am rarely seen without…a watch. My problem, you see, is finding one that is agreeable in both functionability and fabulousness. I have a child’s size wrist (read très petit); therefore, finding a style that is both chic and charming, AND possesses a comfy fit is oftentimes impossible. Thus, I was thrilled when I was offered the chance to receive the Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Crystal Bangle to take for a spin and keep for all time.

My first reaction upon opening the box was the subtle sparkle and effortless glamour of the aesthetic. Though the face is trimmed in minute, shimmering Swarovski Crystals, the watch retains a very classy, subdued look which is perfect for adding the tiniest touch of decadence to an outfit consisting largely of denim. My second reaction was in regards to the face. Though the entire watch is comprised of a stainless steel case, bangle style link bracelet, and silvertone hands, the dial (face) is black – a juxtaposition that ups the elegance factor.

While the looks alone of the watch truly captivated me, I was hesitant that it still wouldn’t fit correctly. I was wrong. While oversized menswear watches look gorgeous, they virtually eat my wrist alive; so was not the case with the Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Crystal Bangle. Made with a woman’s delicate frame in mind, the watch is very dainty; and, as such, looks stunning hanging loosely (bangle-esque) around one’s wrist (mine included). I paired mine with dark wash skinny jeans, knee-high tan boots, and an oversized sweater for a holiday get-together over the weekend, and was amazed at how sparkly I felt with that single piece of jewelry – not to mention that I received countless compliments on it.

Looks aside, here is the true clincher which makes this particular style eco-friendly…it runs on light. I’ll be honest, I have never before changed a watch battery; rather, I typically just replace a watch entirely once the battery dies. That will not be a problem with this particular model. Through Eco-Drive Technology, natural and artificial lights are converted into usable energy, which keep the watch charged and running for at least 6 months, before needing another charge. In simpler terms? No battery changing required!

POSITIVES:
Eco-friendly.
Subtle sparkle and glamour.
Doubles as a form of jewelry in addition to being a timepiece.
Runs on light, so no battery changes are required.

FASHIONISTA VERDICT:
Eco-friendly and chic…what more could a fashionista ask for?
5 / 5 Hearts


Tell me, lovers…do you wear a watch?


Fashionably yours!

*NOTE: This product was sent to me for review; however, the opinions expressed are entirely my own.*
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25 comments

Dree said...

To put it simply - gorgeous. I just love that watch!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab review, darling!
What a gorgeous timepiece!
I always forget to wear my watches...

xoxox,
CC

MosaMuse said...

beautiful watch!
i want a nice 'boyfriend watch'
xo
MosaMuse

Andy Santana said...

Que lindo relógio,
adorei,

Beijos

ellie said...

Oh, how sweet. Love the review. Yes, I got a new watch for Christmas, too. I like have the option of it on my wrist instead of a bracelet..and its even more great when its like a bracelet. And I was so happy to get one for Christmas.

ivy's closet said...

What a great present. Love the sparkle. I love having a watch. Especially, at work.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Beautiful!

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

It's beautiful, what a great review! Happy Holidays sweet friend!

xo
Rachel

Dancing Branflake said...

It's gorgeous but the fact that it runs on light just pushed me over the edge. I love that! I have so many awesome watches that I've tossed aside because of the battery. I'm not dedicated enough to get a new one!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great stuffs;)

Yasmeen said...

It's so difficult to find eco-friendly products that are just as glamorous as the mainstream counterparts so I'm really impressed with this product :) Gorgeous. I'd love to own one.



Yasmeen
Castle Fashion

Tights Lover said...

That is definitely a gorgeous watch. The fact that you don't have to worry about changing the battery makes it all that more perfect!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great Christmas!

Alexa said...

I need to wear a watch! Ha. So pretty!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ooo, I do wear a watch at work. I like this one, it's very delicate. I love big watches on men and dainty ones on women- this fits the bill.

Sherin said...

What a fabulous watch! I never leave the house without a watch either, and struggle to find cute ones that fit my small wrists. This one seems great.

Anonymous said...

I hope you had an amazing Christmas and thank you for your comment!

Grace said...

Wow,that's so pretty! And kind of cool that it runs on light! :)

Wida said...

I used to wear watches, but at the moment I do not. I love that the last one is eco-friendly!

Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Elle Sees said...

i wear a watch too! i have a dressy and a rough& tough watch.

xoxo Kellz* said...

love its the best

meg said...

So beautiful! Love your review!

lucy and sarah said...

Awesome review. So lovely!

yiqin; said...

pretty! <3

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