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A Time To Love — Falling for the Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Watch





Whether you’re a corporate honcho, a stay-at-home mom, an “it” girl with a packed social calendar, a full- or part-time student, or a working woman making her way up the professional ladder, chances are your days move at a breakneck pace and, in order to get everything done, you need to stick to a carefully calibrated schedule. And, while, you may have a calendar on your computer, cell phone, and tablet that helps you remain organized, you still need to master the art of keeping tack of time (which, as we all know, is easier said than done). Do you really want to dig through your purse in search of your cell phone every time a simple time check is necessary? That will only serve to further delay you, defeating the overall mission to stay on schedule. In order to stay on track, then, every gal needs a watch she can glance at throughout the day — and, ideally, she’ll want it to be chic enough to turn heads and versatile enough to work with a variety of outfits.

A perfect Valentine’s Day gift, the Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette watch ($225 at CitizenWatch.com) feels modern but feminine thanks to its sleek silhouette and minimalist details. Featuring a round dial with a case measuring 34mm in diameter, the splash-resistant watch’s face features a white backdrop unadorned by gaudy numbers or distracting markings. Instead, the watch only bears the name of the brand and three slim hands in gold-, silver-, or rose gold-toned stainless steel (depending, of course on the color of their respective cases). The rounded, tubular shape of the watch’s case magnifies its Art Deco-gone-modern aesthetic.The thin leather straps, meanwhile, are available in a classic brown, a glossy ivory shade with a slightly crackled texture, a perky turquoise hue with an embossed croc pattern (my personal favorite!), and a punchy orange with an embossed croc print.

The Eco-Drive Silhouette has the added benefit of requiring no batteries since, like all Citizen Eco-Drive watches, it’s powered by light — whether it’s the sun’s rays or an artificial light source. Through a unique technology, the watch harnesses light, converts it into energy and stores it within a permanently rechargable lithum-ion cell, providing as much as six months of uninterrupted service. Once it’s time to recharge, you’ll simply need to place the watch near a light source and that will power it right back up! This technology, then, is convenient, cost effective and — perhaps most importantly — environmentally sound, working to reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfills, leaking toxic lead and mercury that can contaminate the earth and any bodies of water in their vicinity.

From a fashion stance, ladies will be as excited to flaunt this watch as they are their newest bracelet or necklace, making it all the more perfect a gift!



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