Citizen Watch Co. is part of an international corporate enterprise based in Tokyo, Japan. Citizen Watches was founded in 1918 and was originally known as Sokosha Watch Research Institute. It was then renamed Citizen as a tribute to a pocket watch of that name in 1924. They wanted to convey their message of providing watches that are instantly known, and cherished by the people – the “citizens”.
In the last 75 years Citizen Watches has grown into a global company with international recognition. Since 1986 they have consistently held the significant distinction of being the largest manufacturers of watch movements globally.
They also have a couple of ‘firsts’ under their belt. From the first watch with voice recognition, to the world’s original professional dive watch that has an electronic sensor to monitor depth, to the slimmest, sleekest LCD watch in the world e.g. the Women’s Silhouette Collection.
Citizen is most famous for their ecologically friendly line of watches called Eco-Drive. It is powered by a solar panel which is concealed under the face of the watch. It basically depends only on light to recharge, which extends the life of the watch indefinitely without the use of a watch battery. It works on natural or artificial light for a lifetime of continued use. Citizen Watches combine innovative technology with fashion conscious design.
Citizen Watch Co. also creates beautiful and elegant Citizen Dress Watches in gold or silver tone, with or without diamonds for every fashionable woman with expensive taste but a small budget.
Citizen also produces watches for watch collectors. The Skyhawk A-T group of watches is coveted by aficionados because of its Atomic Timekeeping. They operate with radio-controlled precision and accuracy. These watches have the capability to synchronize with atomic clocks in North America, Europe, and the Far East and will correctly select the frequency using the location of the wearer’s home time zone. In practice, it tracks dual time zones, both world and home, but synchronizes automatically to the ‘home’ time zone.
All of the Citizen Watches we stock are guaranteed to be 100%authentic in the Citizen original box with all the corresponding paperwork.
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A leader in timepiece innovation since 1930. Citizen is renowned for their masterful craftsmanship infused with technological breakthroughs, including Eco-Drive, a light-powered movement that eliminates the need to ever replace batteries.