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Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

This month, Citizen unveiled an interesting new Marvel-themed collection at New York’s Comic-Con event. These Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers watches center around select members of Marvel’s Avengers including Black Panther, Spiderman, Captain America, and the Hulk. Additionally, Citizen released a watch featuring the vintage panel artwork of classic Marvel comics as well as a watch that is broadly Avengers-themed and focuses on the unity of the heroes as a whole displaying a large Avengers “A” in the middle of the dial.

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

The two Black Panther-themed Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers watches feature a Wakandian-style tribal pattern on the dials and hands/indices modeled after Black Panther’s T’Challa’s necklace that featured prominently in the movie. Both watches are highlighted with violet accents, again as a call back to Black Panther’s power to absorb kinetic energy and release it back at his enemies in the form of a violet wave. The chronograph is available on a black steel bracelet and the time-only version comes on a black/violet accented rubber strap – both watches feature black coated cases.

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

The two Citizen Eco-Drive Spiderman watches prominently feature Spiderman’s red and blue color scheme across the dial and chapter ring/tachymeter. As a further reference to the superhero, Citizen has printed a complex web pattern across the dials of both watches as well as the Spiderman logo in the subdial of the chronograph and in place of the 12-hour index of the time/date model. That chronograph version is available in steel with a steel bracelet, whereas the other is shown with a black rubber strap and blue/black accented case.

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

Captain America’s watch features the Captain’s red, white, and blue star logo in the lower left quarter of the watch, with the “00” indices redesigned to mirror the captain’s helmet, an A with wings. As a nod to Captain America’s history during WWII, the watch features a 24-hour inner track on the dial to make reading the time in “military time” easier. This particular watch comes on a camouflage strap.

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

Finally, Hulk’s watch is exactly what you’d expect from a hero whose catchphrase is simply “smash!” A silver dialed watch with vertical striping, prominently featuring a green fist busting through the dial where an Arabic 9 should be. The surviving Arabic numerals are filled with Hulk’s signature green. This watch ships on a heavy buffalo grain strap.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

At the end of it all, I think it’s pretty fun that Citizen would partner with a brand like Marvel and make a series like this. I am trying not to take it personally that they ignored my favorite Avenger, Ironman, but maybe there’s something in the future for him. While I prefer to see something completely new, it was an easy move for them to redesign existing watches with these themed colorways and motifs. The Spiderman Chronograph appears to be a redesigned CA0349 style chronograph, for example, and the Captain America is likely a redone AW1360.

Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers Watches For Comic Con Watch Releases

With that said, my pick of the lot as a favorite would be the watch that features vintage panel artwork on the dial. I feel that it’s the truest to a classic comic book fan’s watch, and I have always been an appreciator of vintage Marvel artwork. Each watch in the Citizen Eco-Drive Marvel Avengers collection features Citizen’s light-powered Eco-Drive technology, and Citizen states that prices across the collection will be in the $275–$625 range. For more information visit citizenwatch.com.

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  • Dimman

    Ever since Ryan Reynolds became a Piaget ambassador I’ve been waiting for Piaget to release a Grand Feu enamel, Adventure Time, Deadpool edition, ultrathin tourbillon.

    • Joe

      As long as it’s not the Green Lantern edition 😛

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Your pathetic Marvel ” super heroes ” pale into insignificance and all round coolness and the might of this guy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c676d4577e42b189b040155326e659dae7e949bd1b509be8a1ae3b60412bc72.png © FremantleMedia

    • spiceballs

      Personally I’d prefer Asterix, Obelix, Dogmatix, Getafix, Cacofanix, Vitalstatistix, etc :-).

  • David Bredan

    Fair point. What you are referring to was “We try and not *review* watches we don’t like.” What we get in for review we can largely control – unless there’s something super important that we have to put through its paces in a long-term review although no one is that fond of it. Rarely, but that has happened. Otherwise we try and not waste our time with getting in watches to wear and review for weeks that we know we won’t like. If we deeply dislike a watch but it has to be covered for its importance, we say so in the hands-on article (others tend to call those reviews, we don’t, because for us there’s a major difference in the depth of experience between seeing a watch for 5-30 minutes, or wearing it for 1-4 weeks or more).
    As for this watch, I personally certainly wouldn’t consider this at all interesting for myself (or I guess any die-hard watch lover). But some of us die-hards are constantly on the lookout for watches we could get as gifts, trying to find one that will resonate with a family member. In that sense, I think it was worth featuring this – especially since it’s not just a branded quartz watch but an Eco-Drive, making this one of the few such co-branded watches that are both affordable and technically interesting at the same time. That said, I agree with Aaron in liking the one with the vintage panel artwork, that’s cool.

    • Larry Holmack

      David…..the dark side is still calling you…!!!!
      ??????

    • Mark

      David, I really agree with what you said. I am really surprised that these came out of Citizen. As far as I knew, Invicta (oops, the dreaded I word) had the exclusive rights from the mouse house to manufacture the higher end watches for their properties. But I do agree with others in that these coming from Citizen may bring newer people to our passion. Any watch company that can do that (even Invicta), I appreciate.

    • Don’t sweat it David, we understand perfectly this is a watch site and you have to showcase lots of ridiculous and preposterous watches, traffic, sponsorship, earning your meals. That’s perfectly OK.

      I think what happens is we uber fans mostly feel this type of sites should be more to our liking, and not to the general public, precisely because we think we’re the intended target… That and we obviously take with a very big grain of salt the quoted phrase.

  • *spoke

    I’m not sure, when I was a child I’d rather Casios, Ironmans, G-Shocks, over Transformers, Spiderman and Mickey Mouse watches BECAUSE they looked more adult, had more purpose. So I think no child will appretiate these.

    Now, manchilds, that’s entirely another thing.

  • SuperStrapper

    Cringey

  • Tempvs Mortvvs

    In fantasy land, I’d imagine someone gifting all of them to bruce banner for him to go “Hulk smash!” on these ugly things. Of course, the reason for bruce banner turning into the hulk would be the mere sight of the watches ?

  • Sam Soul

    The ant-man citizen will be difficult to read (and wear).

  • Larry Holmack

    They…Citizen…weren’t the only ones selling “Comic Book Hero” themed watches at Comic-Con. They not only had Marvel themed watches, but D.C. Comics also. From what I heard… from a friend who was there…both companies selling the watches had huge lines at their “booths” the whole time they were there.
    But…none of those comic book themed watches can hold a candle to my Star Wars Darth Vader watch….
    “You don’t know the power of the dark side…”

  • Haha 🙂

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