Citizen Women’s World Time A-T Watch Review: Good Enough For A Man?

Citizen Women’s World Time A-T Watch Review: Good Enough For A Man?
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Citizen World Time A-T with box

Pop quiz: Are you looking at a women's or men's watch? It's a Citizen, 39mm, atomic time synchronization, applied gold numerals, stainless steel bracelet, mother-of-pearl dial and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Oh, and don't forget world time in 26 time zones, solar power (Eco-Drive), perpetual calendar, power reserve, alarm, day and date.

Yep, it's a first-ever from Citizen, their first watch that combines solar power with radio-set capability in a women's watch. As a man whose wife prefers zero-maintenance watches, I like that a lot. I also like that, in my opinion, this one works for men too. At least for bold ones, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

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Citizen World Time A-T, dial closeup

The World Time A-T, model number FC0000-59D, has a dial made out of mother-of-pearl. Wikipedia describes MOP as "strong, resilient and iridescent." There's a subtle sunburst texture to it as well, so as you move the watch there is a profound play of light and color.

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Citizen World Time A-T, dial angle

Here you can see the iridescence of the dial - really cool.

I quite wonder how Citizen managed Eco-Drive here - I would have thought that the shell material would block the sun's rays. Perhaps the solar cells are concealed in the chapter ring. As a matter of lineage, the FC0000-59D is actually the sibling of the previously reviewed men's World Chronograph A-T. Here you can see that it's a bit smaller, sports a simplified feature set (alarm vs chronograph) and is somewhat more dressy in appearance.

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Citizen A-T watches, men's and women's
13 comments
Fraser Petrick
Fraser Petrick

For those of us he-men men cursed with with skinny arms and wrists, this Citizen is a must-consider. Elegant and handsome at the same time.

spiceballs
spiceballs

I'm a Citizen/Seiko eco/solar drive fan and prefer around 40mm size so I'm gonna like this watch, whether for women or men.  That said, I'd prefer it with silver (rather the gold) numerals and with rectangular (inset) pushers so I'll wait and see how Citizen develop this line further.  Plus Seiko, who are getting more and more into these great fit and forget radio/time-set solar powered everyday/everywear (deliberate spelling) watches, will soon come out with something similar?

JenniferEssad
JenniferEssad

I'm putting the "Citizen Women’s World Time A-T Watch" on my Christmas List-my husband's a collector, after 31 years of marriage now I'm looking.  I find most women's watches boring, this one has a nice look, would love to try it on :) - have a wonderful holiday season

BIGCHRONO
BIGCHRONO

I think Breitling offers an MOP dial watch in its mens Chronomat collection. The diameter is over 40mm.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

It s a nice watch, but I don't see anything about it that would lead me to believe it is a men's model - ladies through and through. 


The sunburst pattern added to the MOP is a nice touch - normally, that material is left as it is, with a smooth surface, but the sunburst is very complimentary. 


Any, I doubt even if cut impossibly thin that enough light would pass through MOP, but it looks like the lower subdial (and, as mentioned, the chapter ring) is where the light catching takes place. 

Kris C
Kris C

It s a nice watch, but I don't see anything about it that would lead me to believe it is a men's model - ladies through and through. 

The sunburst pattern added to the MOP is a nice touch - normally, that material is left as it is, with a smooth surface, but the sunburst is very complimentary.

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

Very nice indeed! Love the hands, I wish Citizen would use them in more men's models. Also the circle-over-square date cutout seems a bit off but hey...solid effort Citizen!

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

Looks fine to me, bar the slightly whimsical choice of font for the hour markers (which are somewhat feminine).  If a guy in Japan wore a watch like this no one would bat an eyelid.  The end links appear to be solid yet look quite imprecisely made.  At first I thought they were stamped.  Other than that, no complaints for a very functional and practical watch.

Grinnie Jax
Grinnie Jax

Wow, that Citizen looks cool. Good suggestion: make a gift for you wife, wear it yourself.
But I would change the bracelet for dark brown croco strap...

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

Maybe the mother of pearl is so thin that light passes through it. I seem to recall seeing light fixtures with large but thin MOP-like shells that diffuse light. Whatever, its a pretty cool watch and highly function for a woman's watch. Assuming a guy can pull of MOP, it works for him too.

JenniferEssad
JenniferEssad

ps, love the turquosie on this dial-it compliments the gold/silver

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

Side note: I think the hands would work well with some Campanola models! Especially if they beefed them up a bit first.

bluzer
bluzer

Mark, I would very much doubt the MOP is real. I think it's a simulated thin coating which is irredescent. It lets light through and works even with textured surfaces like the radial pattern.