Marc does it again! For my next purchase from Island Watch I contacted Marc and asked his advice on Citizen. I know they are one member of the three"Japanese holy grails of watchmakers"-( along with Seiko and Orient). While my preference was for Seiko and I liked Orient I had no experience with Citizen. I asked Marc his opinion and what I might expect given what I liked about Seiko. His timely, well stated, and HONEST feedback helped me so I took the plunge and completed the hat trick of Japanese made watches by buying this Citizen. The black dial looks rich with the Roman numerals and everything else about this piece speaks quality! Once again I am quite satisfied with this exemplary experience in obtaining a quality watch at such an affordable price! Thanks again Marc!