Citizen Promaster Automatic, a recommended watch?

A friend of mine is thinking of buying his first automatic watch. He has fallen in love with the Citizen Promaster Kermit dial. 

I´ve tried one before and I think It´s a fantastic opcion. Do you guys think is a good starter watch for less than 200€?

Want to know your thoughts!

Reloj Citizen Promaster Automatic Divers 200m hombre NY0084-89E - Joyería  Oliva

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Highly recommend! I have the burgundy bezel and love it 😎👍🏼

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I think that it's a great option if he likes it. 

Citizen makes great watches, and don't get enough love in the watch community because of a bias toward Seiko. 

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Heck yes. Affordable, just as stupid rugged as Seiko SKXs and their always on a discount somewhere. What's not to like?

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Great watch from a great manufacturer, can't go wrong with it as a fist watch.

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I have an eco drive version and absolutely love it. It’s durable and solid.

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KristianG

I think that it's a great option if he likes it. 

Citizen makes great watches, and don't get enough love in the watch community because of a bias toward Seiko. 

Which is odd considering how many people comment about Seikos poor qc especially on divers. I've never owned Seiko divers but owned a couple of citizen quartz promasters and I never found any issues. Rock solid build too. 

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A solid first choice! Can't go wrong with it...

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Yup!

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Just came here to post some Promaster pictures. 🥴😁

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It's an amazing watch! Better than SKX in my opinion.

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It's a great option for an automatic Diver's watch that is ISO compliant. I have an Eco-Drive Promaster Diver's watch. It is hard to beat an actual ISO compliant Diver's watch for less than $200. I believe it uses a Miyota 8215 series movement or its Citizen analog, so the rotor will be somewhat louder than an equivalent Seiko movement, but it is a solid movement that has been around for a while.

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kelechinobi

Which is odd considering how many people comment about Seikos poor qc especially on divers. I've never owned Seiko divers but owned a couple of citizen quartz promasters and I never found any issues. Rock solid build too. 

Seiko became a community favourite back then microbrands were less well developed, and you could buy a SKX for a used stick of Juicy Fruit, and a wad of dryer lint.... 

Time moved on, the SKX got stupidly expensive, but the notion the Seiko is the best Japanese brand lingers. 

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I think for 200$ it is an okay watch, if he likes the design then it is a good buy.

 In general, buying a relatively inexpensive first automatic like this one is a good idea in my opinion.

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Great choice! It's easily become one of my favourite watches. 

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Definitely hell yeah yes! If you got the right wrist size love diver watches and don't mind paying for what it worth. 

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looking to add this but i just cant get past the day function. I wish they kept the date only like their quartz brethren.