The Citizen 62-6198 Challenge Diver is well-known for being a good-looking and sturdy diver with its 40mm stainless steel case and 20mm wide lugs. Seiko proponents like to criticize the Citizen case for being a bit boring (or even derivative), but I think it comes off as purposeful. Besides, while I am a massive Seiko fan and the 6105’s are amongst my favorites, one could easily argue that the Citizen designs are even more timeless… More here.
I really like Citizen as a brand and there are countless superb models, both old and new, that don’t get the credit they deserve. Personally, I put Citizen above Seiko in terms of quality, consistency and value, but for some reason the brand gets little recognition in the serious watch community.
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