For those who like to get away from technology for a while, perhaps hike, surf, kayak, or any other active hobbies, but what to keep track of how long they\u2019re away\u2014we present the Citizen Chandler Watch. Its purpose: tell time. However, it brings more than just that; solar-powered technology and rugged design make it one of the best watches for active wearers.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Citizen Chandler Watch Review\r\nFor an active user, having a rugged watch is key. Toss in Citizen\u2019s Eco Drive technology, which converts light into energy, and you\u2019ve got a match made in heaven.\r\n\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nAccuracy is everything to the Citizen Chandler Watch. We saw that given is Japanese quartz movement, which heavily favors accurate readings (craftsmanship is secondary). Quartz in general is far more accurate than automatic and needs far less maintenance. This pairs well with the new Citizen\u2019s Eco Drive technology. Translation: solar power. By taking in light, the Citizen Chandler Watch can charge its own battery.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, it's water resistant at depths of 333 feet\u2014the deepest of any watch on our list. Its hands will tell you seconds, minutes, hours, day and date window. The markers will even glow in the dark to help you read; the Timex Men\u2019s Easy Reader has backlighting, however.\r\nDesign\r\nWhat we loved most about the Citizen Chandler Watch was its durability. It\u2019s definitely designed to be worn every day and take a beating. In fact, its design heavily resembles watches worn in World War II; otherwise known as a \u201cfield watch.\u201d It has a canvas strap made of nylon, connected to a stainless steel case with a silver tone and black dial.\r\n\r\nWhat it lacks, however, is a variety of styles\u2014at least with this particular model. The Citizen watch company manufactures the Eco Drive technology into other Citizen watches of varying details such as brown leather straps, blue dials, or different colored cases. It isn\u2019t quite as extestiven as the variety of colors and straps the Fossil Men\u2019s Grant Stainless Steel & Leather Chronograph Quartz Watch offers.\r\nValue\r\nThe Citizen Chandler Watch didn\u2019t try to be anything it wasn\u2019t. Smartwatches are great and certainly have more to offer, but not everyone wants to be tied to their smartphone\u2014if they can help it. For someone who wants a functioning watch that isn\u2019t tracking their heart rate or miles traveled, there\u2019s a healthy amount of value here. Given its rugged nature, it\u2019s great for active individuals. And it doesn\u2019t hurt that the watch has a 5-year warranty.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re interested in a smartwatch, you may want to browse features the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch With Bluetooth touts.\r\nCitizen Chandler Watch Review Wrap Up\r\nHaving a watch that powers itself is ingenious. Pairing that with pinpoint accuracy, and you\u2019ve got a watch that\u2019ll last the ages. Its rugged nature helps it withstand depths of 333 feet, making ideal for active wearers. That alone was more than enough to look past its lack of styles and smartwatch functionality.