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.
If the power becomes very low, the second hand advances at 2-second intervals, indicating that charging is necessary. When the second hand starts to advance at 2-second intervals, expose the watch to light until it is fully charged. Quick start function. When the stopped watch is exposed to light, it starts operating again. If the watch is not exposed to light within approximately 5 days after the insufficient charge warning starts, the watch will stop.
Light-powered watch in classic design featuring sunray dial with date window and rose gold-tone accents
29-mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
Japanese quartz movement with analog display
Leather calfskin band with buckle closure
Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming