The Citizen Story
The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be ""Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere"" and soon after adopted the company’s formal name, Citizen Watch Company.
During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its current position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986.
Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. From the world’s slimmest LCD watch to the first voice recognition watch and the world’s first professional dive watch with an electronic depth sensor, Citizen’s record of ""world’s firsts"" is unmatched.
More recently, Citizen has staked out a new position as the leader in timekeeping with its Eco-Drives watches that are light powered. With models ranging from dress models to sports models to professional dive watches, Citizen Eco-Drive runs continuously in any kind of natural or artificial light for a lifetime of use. Fueled by light, it never needs a battery.
Dress watch, Eco-Drive solar-powered technology, Overcharging prevention feature, Continuous seconds subdial above six o'clock marked by polished rose-gold-tone hand and white Arabic numbers/indices, Polished rose-gold-tone sword hands with luminous accents, Applied polished rose-gold-tone Arabic twelve, Applied polished rose-gold-tone baton markers, Luminescent dot hour markers at quarter-hour positions and white indices form surrounding minute track, Brushed black dial with textured guilloche pattern/sunburst design and white logo below twelve o'clock, Black genuine leather strap with contrast stitching and polished rose-gold-tone stainless steel buckle, Polished rose-gold-tone stainless steel bezel and round case with octagonal edges and brushed accents, Textured rose-gold-tone steel crown, Stainless steel screw-down caseback, Mineral crystal, 100 meters/330 feet water resistant