The Eco-Drive Promaster Tough may not be, absolutely definitively, the best value out there right now in terms of a practical, pragmatic, and yes, tough timepiece – but it’s up there. It’s the watch, taken from the perspective of the most modern quartz wristwatch technology, reduced to its essentials. The monobloc steel case is water resistant to 200 meters, with a hardened titanium Duratect exterior; there’s a screw down crown and a synthetic sapphire crystal, and the watch is light-powered courtesy Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology. By the numbers alone it’s a lot of watch for the money but like many classic tool and field watches, there is something about it that is much more than the sum of its parts – in its pursuit of absolute pragmatism, it actually transcends pragmatism to achieve a purity of design that makes it aesthetically satisfying as well.