Watch news : Citizen Mechanical Automatic NJ0100-11E: Test and comments





Brown leather strap, silver case and black background, elegant and refined lines in a sporty look … the automatic mechanical platform watch stands out in the “Sportswear / Chic” watches!

Today we will take a direct flight to Japan, and it is the watchmaker who welcomes us! Iconic brand for many years, it is inspired by the life of the citizens of the world to offer an innovative, reliable and sustainable range. A subtle alliance between technology and aesthetics, the Platform Mechanical Automatic NJ0100-11E model embodies the contemporary and multicultural vision of the house. The craftsmanship is respected, the inspiration is … Through this watch, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the quality of the entire Japanese manufacturing process and explore your technical skills.

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Citizen NJ0100-11E review

Since its creation in 1930, the Japanese watchmaker has developed a unique universe. Avant-garde, Citizen constantly evolves through the implementation of innovative technologies. Creation of clocks synchronized and controlled by satellite radio, or even the launch of the “Eco-Drive” range, which is recharged with light and without batteries … technological innovation is undoubtedly the slogan of Citizen. With the term “citizen” of the world as a source of inspiration, the Japanese brand claims a multicultural spirit. Between respect for craftsmanship and creativity, watchmaker craftsmen exceed the limits and offer qualitative and technological watches.
It is with the automatic mechanical watch Platform NJ0100-11E that we immerse ourselves in the Citizen universe today. Designed for diving and navigation, it reveals an urban and timeless aspect. A watch that adapts to all styles and everyday sports adventures. It turns out to be the perfect companion for any modern citizen.

First look: elegance and sportswear … Japanese style, please!

The House

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The mechanical automatic watch NJ0100-11E of the CITIZEN platform perfectly embodies the philosophy of the Japanese house. The alliance between its sophisticated design and its sportswear appearance is reinforced by the presence of a stainless steel case. With a diameter of 42 mm for a thickness of 12 mm, it has a round “cushion” shape that allows it to combine with all the looks of the modern man. The watch is topped with a silver bezel that has a flat mineral crystal. Located at the 3 o’clock level, the winding crown allows the time and window setting.

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Designed for nautical activities, the watch has a screwed caseback that provides a water resistance of 10 atmospheres. A model with an elegant appearance but that is so suitable for explorations and maritime activities, up to 100 meters! Shower, meeting, meeting, diving and swimming … never leave the wrists of the modern and active inhabitants of the city.

The dial and the hands

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Simplicity and elegance are respected with the choice of a round and deep black dial. The internal bezel features a railroad that subtly structures the minutes. To facilitate reading in dark areas such as the seabed, the hours are written in Arabic numerals, while the indexes and hands are luminescent. The time markers, 3, 6 and 9 are replaced by luminescent bars. The 12 is replaced by a triangle that directs the reading towards the registration of the brand, Citizen.
The mention “Automatic” is clearly specified at the six hour level.
The center of the dial houses three two-tone hands, silver with luminescent treatment.
The three hours are occupied by a discrete window that shows today’s date.

The movement

As the name implies, the model has an automatic movement caliber Citizen 8210. Obviously Japanese mechanism, is signed by Citizen and promises a high quality movement. The dynamism of your wrist will make the needles and the window come alive.


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The bracelet plays a decisive role in the final look of a watch. To give the urban touch to this rather sporty model, Citizen opted for a brown leather strap. Slightly sewn at the ends and closed with a silver buckle, adds charm to the timeless design. Flexible and easy to use daily, the belt spacing is 22 mm.

Technical summary

  • Case: 316L stainless steel
  • Movement: citizen 8210 (automatic)
  • Glass: mineral
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Case again: screwed
  • Bracelet: brown leather (central horn 22 mm)
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100 m.
  • Warranty: 3 years.

citizen nj0100-11e on the wrist

Mr. Watch’s opinion on this model

Rather classic in appearance, it quickly beat us after a deeper focus. In Monsieur Montre we like watches that adapt to the pace of life of men today. Those who do not leave us from morning to afternoon and who are inclined to our sporting or more urban adventures. And Citizen makes us a beautiful promise through this model. Silver case, brown leather strap associated with black background, automatic movement and clean lines, the Platform Mechanical Automatic watch NJ0100-11 loved it. All this associated with a very current brand philosophy … and we offer this affordable and timeless model in one click (169.00 euros).

Buy now / € 169

Grégory Roux

Fan of watches and the new techno, I share in Mr Watch my findings, my tests and reviews of watches.