Give Her the Big Gesture: A Citizen Eco Drive Diamond Watch
Do you remember the first time you gave your mother a gift? Maybe it was the time you pulled up some wildflowers (or weeds) and brought her a bunch. Do you remember her surprised and delighted look? It wasn’t the flowers, it was the fact that you thought to bring them to her.
Learning to give, is a gift in itself. It’s not the cost that makes a memorable gift. But now that you’re an adult and with Mothers Day coming up this month, Ttere’s only so much time to make a really big gesture. I’m thinking this is the time, this is the year to give mom a watch. My favorite watches come from Citizen because they have the amazing Eco Drive watches that are powered by light and never need a battery and never need to be wound. I wear a Citizen Eco Drive watch every day.
Why a watch? Because it’s a tangible memento as well as something useful. It isn’t just a pretty piece of jewelry or something practical to get her to work or yoga class on schedule, although it does those things as well. What a watch does is preserve a feeling. When she looks at her wrist to see the time she remembers the moment you gave it to her. Just like that bunch of flowers, it is something from your heart. It says: “I want you to remember always how special you are to me and of all the moments we have shared in the past, as well as the moments we’ll share in the future.”
It is lovely. It’s the big gesture.
That said, you don’t really have to spend a fortune to make this sentimental gift happen. Citizen Eco Drive watches start at just $160 srp. Personally, to make a big splash I’d select this Citizen Eco Drive Diamond watch ( Model #EW2330-51Am $350.00). It’s got genuine diamonds that glitter in the light all around the bezel, but it’s not so flashy that she wouldn’t want to wear it every day. The band is stainless steel, accented silver colored hands, a date feature and a kind of scalloped wave design in the face. The adjustable band has a bracelet style clasp which releases quickly with a push button on the side. It’s elegant and easy to manage. The watch is water resistant too so you can get it wet, although I wouldn’t go snorkeling with it.
How Does Citizen Eco-Drive Technology work? The Citizen Eco Drive converts any source of light (natural and artificial) into usable energy. The harnessed energy is then stored in a special power reserve to keep the timepiece charged and running properly. When fully charged, a watch with Eco-Drive will continue running – even in total darkness- for at least six (6) months. Properly maintained, it will never need another battery. f you wear a Citizen Eco-Drive timepiece on a regular basis, recharging is virtually automatic. Any exposure to light on a regular basis keeps the power going. However, depending upon the watch, and the type of light it is exposed to, the amount of time it might take to recharge it could vary. So the idea is to wear it often, I guess. Direct sunlight is the fastest, most efficient light source for recharging, and most watch wearers spend some time out of doors in natural light. *If you plan to store your Citizen Eco-Drive in the dark, you should do this for no more than six (6) months. If it’s been more than six months of the watch sitting in darkness,you will want to expose it to bright light for whatever the recommended recharge period is (consult the material that comes with your watch). However, unlike camera and phone batteries, the Eco-Drive can’t be over-charged, because Eco Drive watches have an overcharge prevention system. When the rechargeable cell is fully charged, special circuits engage to prevent it from becoming overcharged. While I don’t advocate baking in the sun because it is bad for your skin, your watch will not mind it, one bit. If you have more than one watch, you know how frustrating it is to take your dress watch out of your jewelry box and find that it’s dead, and you can’t wear it. Or worse, your watch battery dies, and the battery costs more to replace it than the watch is worth. Also, batteries are hard to recycle, so using the power of light to power your watch, is “green” as well.
I have included a little video on the Citizen Eco Drive Technology, because I find it fascinating. I hope you do, as well:
I particularly chose this Citizen Diamond Watch to suggest to you for this Mothers’ Day feature because it’s a diamond watch — and diamonds are a girl’s best friend — diamonds are something special. This one would also make a lovely gift for a bride. It would also make a great graduation gift. Think of the possibilities! For a diamond watch, a Citizen Eco Drive watch, it’s amazingly affordable, too. But there are dozens and dozens of other styles of Citizen Eco Drive watches for women, for men and couple of nifty unisex ones too.