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.
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.