Dive Watch Review: Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional DiverA while back, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers’ watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches, all of whose test results were revealed in WatchTime’s December 2012 issue, was the Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver.

The Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver has a 47.5-mm titanium case which, as the watch’s name implies, is water resistant to 1,000 meters. Not only is this a very large and robust divers’ watch, it’s also a dream come true for weekend divers. When you open the Promaster’s large leather box, the first thing you’ll notice is a long, extra strap attached to a pronged buckle. This extension can be easily buckled between the two ends of the watch’s solid yet elastic rubber strap. Thanks to this practical item, this Citizen dive watch can truly adapt to wrists and diving suits of all sizes. This makes the Promaster the only watch that’s suitable for diving in very cold water, when you must wear a thick wetsuit.

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional Diver - front-backThe leather box also contains a spare circular spring for the bezel’s retention system, which you can insert after the original spring wears out after many years. To install it, you must first open the lever on the left side of the case. (The large screwed crown is also on this side, where it’s less likely to press against your wrist.) You then exert firm pressure with your fingers to turn and open the case’s outer ring. Finally, you remove the rotating bezel and exchange the old circular spring for a new one.  Download the full review here.

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2014, and has been updated.


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  1. JeffBD says:

    Wrist anchor.

  2. jj stives says:

    Citizen\'s Eco drive watches are reliable and seem to work forever. However, programming them for a time zone change or daylight saving time can be daunting unless you have memorized the technique. Exasperated on one occasion, I sent the watch to my watch expert guy, who tried and finally gave up. The manual\'s instructions leave a lot to be desired.

  3. Citizen eco drive says:

    This Citizen Promaster watch is looking very professional.The dial is also good.
    Click here for Citizen eco drive watch

  4. Lisa Saulter says:

    I like the citizen wrist watches. I like the citizen watch as luxury watch brands

  5. Jeremiah says:

    Nice looking watch. I like dive watches because they have a practical feature (very good water resistance), and are quite durable as a daily wearer. This reminds me of the Seiko \"Orange Monster\" dive watch.

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