Citizen itself came to fruition in 1930, however they claim a 100+ year history due to taking over the Shokosha Watch Research Institute which was founded in 1918. Investors from Japan and Switzerland came together to create the Citizen watch brand as we know it today.
What year did Citizen watches come out?
1976 In 1976, 40 years ago this year, CITIZEN created the worlds first analogue light-powered watch.
How do you find out which citizen watch I have?
Some Citizen watches have a serial number that can be found on the caseback. Most Citizen watches have a model number on the caseback. Every Citizen watch will feature the Citizen logo on the watch face. Check the font of the letters is consistent with the official brand logo and that the quality of finish is high.
Is Citizen as good as Seiko?
One of the biggest differences between Seiko and Citizen is their choice of technology. Citizen has chosen to focus almost completely on Quartz movements, so you wont find many mechanical watches in their range. So, if you want a mechanical/self-winding watch, Seiko is your best bet.