The Sub-$200 Citizen Classic Automatic NH8350-83L

By rolex
April 13, 2021
5 min read

A part has been expounded on Seiko on MONOCHROME. For the most part perceived as the Japanese benchmark or even a partner to Swiss watchmaking, Grand Seiko arrives at an extravagance level that couple of brands outside of Europe can desire. Citizen is the other Japanese brand and praises its 90th birthday this year since its company foundation (and 102 years since its beginning of watchmaking). Although not viewed as “very good quality” by most, the company has significant developments and a few shocks added to its repertoire – it once even made a USD 90,000 tourbillon model. The brand’s meat and potatoes are reasonable Jreplica Watches obviously, and the NH8350-83L Automatic is an in-house all-rounder shooting shots across the Seiko 5’s bow – and that of microbrands all over.

CASE AND DESIGN

The Citizen Classic Automatic NH8350-83L has a classic, somewhat dressy tempered steel case, which could be qualified as an all-rounder – great throughout the day, consistently. , At 40mm in distance across and 11.1mm in stature, extents are similarly classic, in any event to current principles. It inclines somewhat on the enormous side to seen as a dress Jreplica Watches yet additionally falls into that contemporary sweet spot for some thinking about this piece. All things considered, it very well may be utilized either with business clothing or on weekends.

The instance of the NH8350-83L is completely cleaned except for the strong case back, radiating a straightforward vibe. It’s making an effort not to moonlight as a games Jreplica Watches or whatever else. The profoundly knurled crown is huge and simple to pull to set the time, and can physically wind the Jreplica Watches dissimilar to a nearby (pre-2019) Seiko 5 opponent . The new, 2019 Seiko 5 models are currently a lot sportier and can be physically twisted, but on the other hand are twofold the cost.

Looking at this classic and considering its entrance level value, this Citizen Classic Automatic isn’t amazing – indeed, at any rate compared to our standard suspects here at MONOCHROME. There are clearly some unpretentious expense slicing measures to hit a particularly low cost, for example, non-angled case edges, an unsigned crown and a genuinely common case plan, however the general quality is remarkable at the cost and taken all in all, it’s an alluring piece. The precious stone is mineral glass, however that is superior to acrylic in my book. The good to beat all? It’s water-impervious to 50 meters, beating the more normal 30-meter limit on a lot pricier Jreplica Watches

DIAL AND HANDS

What truly makes this Citizen Classic Automatic NH8350-83L stand apart is the dial, with a profound sunburst blue completion. Add to that raised, tightening metal stick lists (twofold file around early afternoon) and “modest” simply isn’t important for the discussion any longer.

Like its adversary, the Seiko 5 Jreplica Watches it includes a day/date window at 3 o’clock. A straightforward moment/seconds track traverses the external edge. The cleaned blade style hour and minutes hands are truly intelligible and the cudgel seconds hand plainly clears the sum of the external track. The dial is additionally controlled with just the company name and AUTOMATIC printed.

MOVEMENT

The thumping heart is an in-house Miyota 8200 automatic, highlighting 21 gems, 21,600vph (3Hz) and a 40-hour power save. For more data on Miyota, see our choices to off-the-rack Swiss developments . Precision is appraised at – 20/+40 seconds out of each day, however this is an old, demonstrated workhorse created during the 1970s and is solid, functional, reasonable and fills its expected need well. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes, seconds and a day/date complication, and it tends to be physically wound.

Bracelet

The Citizen NH8350-83L Automatic comes with a 20mm hardened steel arm band with a shellfish style, however calfskin tie alternatives are accessible. The wristband is a decent advantage and adds to the looks-more-extravagant than-it-is vibe, yet in addition raises the authority cost to around USD 189. More affordable choices are accessible at outsider retailers at around USD 119 (in the event that you can discover them, it’s a genuinely uncommon piece).

CONCLUSION

While we as a whole like extravagance Jreplica Watches here at MONOCHROME (the apex of Swiss and German fabricates), some of the time you need to make a stride back and appreciate an extraordinary incentive. An in-house automatic all-rounder with a steel arm band for under USD 200 is enlightening, without a doubt. A top notch sunburst dial, applied files and day/date complication simply add to the bundle.

It’s not difficult to accept that prepared authorities and devotees would disregard something like this, however don’t be so certain. I’m in no way, shape or form an affluent watch authority, however truly have a self important side while picking individual Jreplica Watches And one of my top choices is the Seiko 5 SNK809 for around USD 100 – Storied brand, fascinating history, in-house development from a family-claimed maker… What’s not to like? At the point when brands can pull off a piece like the Citizen NH8350-83L Automatic, which is uncommon and for the most part restricted to Asian producers, they have my full focus.

Price and availability

The Citizen retails for HKD 1,470 or USD 189 and comes with a three-year guarantee, in spite of the fact that costs as low as USD 119 are common on the web. In case you’re searching for a dress Jreplica Watches in this value range that ticks those horological boxes, you will not discover better compared to the Citizen NH8350-83L Automatic. To be reasonable, Japanese-based Orient gives some intense competition select in-house developments (they don’t share) and low costs, however I discover Citizen and Seiko models to be somewhat more refined in this value range. Obviously, your mileage may shift.

For more data, visit Citizen’s site .