The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be "Close to the Hearts fo 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 a global brand. The past 25 years 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 firsts" is unmatched.
It starts with a pure and simple concept: maintenance-free timekeeping.
Eco-Drive technology harnesses the power of light and converts it into energy so your watch can run forever without replacing a battery.
Today, the Citizen Eco-Drive symbol defines the most advanced collection of light powered watches in the world. In addition, no one offers a wider assortment of ladies' and men's models powered by light.