9 Total Score
Fancy Diving Citizen Watch!

The Citizen Alchitron is a colorful watch with a fancy yet tough construction. Check out our review and photos to see if this Citizen is for you!

User Rating: 4.33 (6 votes)

  • Great looks
  • Colorful dial
  • Top quality build

  • None

It is a handsome, complex piece that you have to see to appreciate.

navymasterchief1, Amazon customer

Nothing but FANTASTIC!! I’ve had multiple watches that I purchased to fit my outdoor lifestyle. None have brought me more pleasure than my new Citizen Promaster!

Wyatt Robinson, Amazon customer

Two Altichron Models on Amazon:

The Promaster series from Citizen has always been a very appreciated line up due to the numerous models which were manufactured responsibly and with quality in mind, in order to finally prove much appreciated by the end customers.

Straight from the beginning, you need to know that the watch is big, coming with a diameter of almost 50 mm, and with a thickness of 17.5 mm. That is not to say that it doesn’t fit good on the wrist. It’s true that you will have to wear it for a period of time before you get used to its size, but it will finally make for a great experience.

Citizen PROMASTER ALTICHRON BN5030-06E Review-6

While Citizen aims to be as frank of a company as it can be, there are still a lot of commercial names and features present on this watch that I would like not to speak about simply because they do not represent the most important things on this watch. Some of these would be the Duratect coating which in theory would make the watch “four times tougher” than normal, which is simply not true. The most important aspect when it comes to the toughness of a watch is by far the material from which the different parts are made of. Saying that a coating suddenly makes everything tougher is simply not true. But again, I do not want to speak too much about these commercial aspects, rather about real life experiences and impressions.

The construction is above all, resistant. The watch rocks a titanium case and a mineral crystal window which are both made to weigh as little as possible and be as tough as they can be, at least when speaking about the titanium case. While on a watch from this price range I would have liked to see a sapphire crystal window the mineral one is still reasonable. What I like about the dial is that although it is quite crowded, it maintains a great look by combining different yellow, orange and white inscriptions.

Citizen PROMASTER ALTICHRON BN5030-06E Review-4

The altimeter is a nice feature to have, although I would recommend, as in past reviews to use it as no more than an estimative tool. Do not expect accurate readings similar to professional tools because it won’t happen. Remember that this is not the case with this watch only. Generally, you should know that watches are not meant to be precise measurement tools except when speaking of time.

Citizen PROMASTER ALTICHRON BN5030-06E Review-7

The Citizen Altichron BN5030-06E is a performer especially when it comes to the design, reliability and everyday experience. That is why it makes for a great choice when you add up the pros and cons together. It is not perfect as I said previously, but it definitely is a great choice for a good looking outdoors watch.

You might also be interested in our reviews on these two other Citizen watches: the semi-luxury BJ2115 Eco Drive or the diving masterpiece, the BN2029 Promaster Aqualand.

Features List:

  • Mineral Crystal window with anti-reflective coating
  • 50 mm titanium case
  • Rubber strap
  • Altimeter for height readings
  • Compass
  • 200 m / 660 ft. water resistance

Citizen Promaster BN5030-06E Altichron Eco-Drive Titanium Solar Altimeter Compass Watch

Check out these Amazon offers:

Disclosure: Clicking on the links on this page and making a purchase may earn us a small referral fee, at no extra cost to you.