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Last summer I was staring at a jewelry box drawer full of $20 department store special-buy watches that all needed batteries. Sure, it was nice to have a variety to accessorize outfits, but the math was killing me: $16 to replace just one battery at a mall kiosk. It’s supposed to last 5 years, but it doesn’t nearly, and who can find the receipt? It was time to stop the madness.
I researched watches for the features and style I wanted. And for my birthday, I asked my husband to buy my beautiful, no-battery-required watch. I was delighted when I received the Citizen Eco-Drive Women’s EW1544-53A Silhouette Two-Tone Stainless Steel Watch. I should have gotten it years ago.
What I love about it:
- It’ll never need a battery, of course. The solar power is not an issue even if you don’t wear it every day and keep it in a drawer. I’ve had mine for a year and it’s never stopped or slowed. (I don’t know what sorcery enables that!)
- The two-tone styling makes it gives it all the versatility you really need. It goes with silver or gold jewelry and is casual yet dressy. It absolutely goes with everything I have. No more watch collecting for me!
- It has Arabic numbers instead of Roman numerals – so I can help my grands practice reading analog time on it. It’s so nice to have them sit on my lap while I teach them. Gotta get those cuddles in when I can.
- I love that this model has a second hand. Kids love to be timed doing things.
What I don’t love:
The date window is too small for my eyes to read. I’m going to have to upgrade my bifocal prescription before I can tell if it’s the 26th or 28th of the month. And honestly, that’s completely my issue. To make the date window larger would ruin the pretty styling.If you're done with your pile of dead watches and ready to minimize and simplify, consider this watch. Click To TweetIf you’re done with your pile of dead watches and ready to minimize and simplify, consider a Citizen Eco-Drive watch.