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Brand History

In 1924, the Shokosha Watch Research Institute produced its first "CITIZEN" watch. Mr. Shinpei Goto, the Mayor of Tokyo, names the watch "CITIZEN" and even after this was adopted as the name of the company in 1930.

Year Month Brand History
1924 12

Citizen's first pocket watch manufactured

1930 5

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. founded

1931 6

Citizen's first wristwatch completed

1952 3

Japan's first wristwatch with calendar marketed

1956 4

Japan's first shock-resistant watch, "Parashock," marketed

1958 1

Watch exports to the People's Republic of China begun

1958 6

Japan's first wristwatch with an alarm, "Citizen Alarm," marketed

1959 7

Japan's first water-resistant watch, "Parawater," marketed

1962 8

World's thinnest 3-hands watch developed

1965 12

Automatic water-resistant wristwatch with day and date, "Crystron Seven," marketed

1966 3

Japan's first electronic wristwatch "X-8" marketed

1967 1

World's first transistorized electronic quartz clock, "Crystron," marketed

1971 10

Tuning fork electronic watch "Hi-Sonic" marketed

1973 8

Analog quartz watch "Citizen Quartz Crystron" marketed

1976 8

World's first analog quartz watch using sunlight as power source, "Citizen Quartz Crystron Solar Cell," marketed

1978 11

LCD quartz watch combined with analog quartz watch, "Citizen Quartz Digi-Ana," marketed

1918 3

Shokosha Watch Research Institute, forerunner of Citizen Watch Co., founded

1981 8

World's most pressure resistant watch, "Professional Diver 1,300m" marketed

1986 12

The annual production quantity of movement become World's No. 1

1987 6

"Attesa" titanium watch marketed

1993 5

World's first multi-zone "Radio-Controlled Watch" marketed

1995 5

"The Citizen" watch with free 10-year warranty and lifetime repairs marketed

1996 4

Light-energy powered "Eco-Drive" watch obtained "Eco Mark"

1996 11

Watch for contemporary woman "xC" marketed

1998 12

"Promaster Eco-Drive Duo," world's first hybrid power system watch (light power and movement power) marketed

1999 6

"Attesa Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled Watch" for Japan marketed

2000 11

Premium watch series "Campanola Collection" marketed

2001 4

Universal design watch "MU" marketed

2002 11

World's thinnest Eco-Drive watch "Stiletto" marketed

2003 6

World's first full metal case Radio Controlled watch with built-in antenna

2005 6

World's smallest Radio-Controlled watch movement, only 20.8mm x 3.5mm.

2005 6

World's thinnest Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled analog metal watch marketed.

2010 10

World's first Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled watch with date disc marketed.

2010 6

World's thinnest Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled analog metal watch marketed.

1900 10

World's first Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled watch with date disc marketed.

2007 1

World's first Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled watch that can receive Japan, the United States and Europe standard time radio waves marketed.

2008 5

World's first Eco-Drive Global Radio-Controlled watch that can receive Japan, the United States, Europe and China standard time radio waves marketed.

2009 6

"Attesa Jet Setter Direct Light", world's first watch with city selection disc marketed.

2010 6

2009 Basel Fair concept watch "Eco-Drive DOME" marketed.

2003 3

World's smallest "xC" Eco-Drive Radio-Controlled watch marketed.

2011 6

World's first "Exceed" Global Radio-Controlled analog lady watch marketed.