[Review] CITIZEN NH8384-14EB Diver Watch

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[Review] CITIZEN NH8384-14EB Diver Watch

Post by lunarin79 » 01 Oct 2016 14:17

Saw this new series when someone posted this up on facebook and found it pretty interesting.

Picked one up from Twinkle a few days ago at a good price. Deciding hard between this variant and the blue/blue variant. This piece went home with me in the end.

Nice size and 5 variants.

- Black bezel insert/black dial
- Blue bezel insert/blue dial
- PVD variant
- Gold bezel/black dial
- Rose gold case variant

The new NH Series Specs

Size: 45mm excluding crown
Lugwidth: 24mm
Thickness: 13mm
Movement: Miyota 8200

The look is almost similar to the older NY0040 series but with several ugraded features, larger case, plongeur style hands, nicer 12,3,6,9 hour marker design.

As this is a 100m watch, the crown is a non-screwdown type as compared to the NY0040 series which are under Promaster series and in 200m hence are on screwdown crown.

Case

Case is in brushed finish, no sharp edge around the crown. One good thing is, the lugs are short and hence does not 'sticks' out for those who have a small wrist.
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Another interesting feature is the semi-shrouded case, covering half the bezel.
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Crown Guard and Crown

Crown is non screwdown type. Normal 2-Clicks, click pull type.

I noticed the 6mm crown is slightly on the smaller side vs the whole proportion of the case size but it's not really an issue. It is still easy to grip but if the crown is made slightly bigger by another 1mm-1.5mm, I believe the look will be more complete and will definitely look very 'toolish'.
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Bezel and Insert

Thick bezel which I like, close to 4mm thick. 120 clicks, not the 60 clicks action as compare to the NY0040 series. Bezel action is pretty smooth although there is still a bit of 'free play'.
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The thick grooves on the bezel greatly aids in the gripping part.
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No lume on 12:00 pip.
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Dial and Hands

Dial has a very low sheen in starburst finish, almost nearing to a matt but not entirely matt.
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The reason why I chose this variant over the blue was the raised gold marker indices, creating more depth on the black dial vs a s/s indices.
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Day wheel is in both Eng/Chinese
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Plongeur style hands. Lume junkies, sorry, you might be disappointed by the lume quality. The NY0040 series lume win hands down immediately.
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Caseback

Solid caseback with the usual engravings.
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A side by side comparison betwwen the NY0040 & NH8384
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In all, this is another affordable diver watch from Citizen. Price is under $300 after %, for all variants from Twinkle.
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[Review] CITIZEN NH8384-14EB Diver Watch

Post by rojakman » 01 Oct 2016 17:24

Chinese day wheel swee
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Post by chriscentro » 01 Oct 2016 18:25

Nice review. It's good that Citizen is making automatic dive watches.
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Post by lunarin79 » 01 Oct 2016 19:26

rojakman wrote:Chinese day wheel swee ImageImage
chriscentro wrote:Nice review. It's good that Citizen is making automatic dive watches.
Citizen have several auto diver models but this series is once of the better looking one and yeah, I like the chinese wheel as well :mrgreen:
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Post by Trident » 02 Oct 2016 07:21

Nice review! Luv the new diver, looks good and priced very competitive too.
Just wished they hv a bracelet version.
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Post by lunarin79 » 02 Oct 2016 10:55

Trident wrote:Nice review! Luv the new diver, looks good and priced very competitive too.
Just wished they hv a bracelet version.
Twinkle is offering a bundle deal as well, with a 34mm mesh bracelet but only for Stainless Steel variants.
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Post by fallacyfrog » 02 Oct 2016 11:40

Handsome piece and great review. Very unique chinese/English day wheel. Seems like citizen will still be producing 82xx series instead of phasing out for 9015?
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Post by lunarin79 » 02 Oct 2016 12:06

fallacyfrog wrote:Handsome piece and great review. Very unique chinese/English day wheel. Seems like citizen will still be producing 82xx series instead of phasing out for 9015?
thks bro,

Yeah, I believe the 82xx will still be the workhorse movt for the basic line for a while since Citizen doesn't have many movement variants to explore with as compare to Seiko (7S,4R,6R etc)
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Post by Ed.YEO » 02 Oct 2016 15:34

Uhh Uuh Siol~~~
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Post by Ed.YEO » 02 Oct 2016 15:38

lunarin79 wrote:...- Gold bezel/black dial...
I look this one more, i feel brass more!
The outside machiam machine produce brushing more, than smoothing PVD hweenished.
yan sang yew guo dak fai lok, zao yew dui yan hor see zou luo jik xing geh fan sik yu goon cha, ng hai zou yoo chun mong mok dek pan duun... yoo guo yi liong din doh mou geh wa, yat gor yan geh yat sang zao guo dak gey pok gai loh...
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Post by lunarin79 » 02 Oct 2016 15:48

haha yes, it does resemble to brass due to the brushed finish
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Post by Ed.YEO » 02 Oct 2016 16:37

lunarin79 wrote:
Trident wrote:Nice review! Luv the new diver, looks good and priced very competitive too.
Just wished they hv a bracelet version.
Twinkle is offering a bundle deal as well, with a 34mm mesh bracelet but only for Stainless Steel variants.
hmmm。。。
ss shark mesh most sellers @ $40
ss models after discout agaragar below $280。。。so if combo @$300。。。
steam lah!!! :shock:
yan sang yew guo dak fai lok, zao yew dui yan hor see zou luo jik xing geh fan sik yu goon cha, ng hai zou yoo chun mong mok dek pan duun... yoo guo yi liong din doh mou geh wa, yat gor yan geh yat sang zao guo dak gey pok gai loh...
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Post by lunarin79 » 02 Oct 2016 16:41

Ed.YEO wrote:
lunarin79 wrote:
Twinkle is offering a bundle deal as well, with a 34mm mesh bracelet but only for Stainless Steel variants.
hmmm。。。
ss shark mesh most sellers @ $40
ss models after discout agaragar below $280。。。so if combo @$300。。。
steam lah!!! :shock:
yup, dats y it's a good deal with the 24mm mesh :mrgreen:
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Post by telepgm » 03 Oct 2016 14:46

NY on steroids. 屌。


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Post by lunarin79 » 03 Oct 2016 16:23

telepgm wrote:NY on steroids. 屌。


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