The foundations of Citizen was laid down in the year 1918, in Japan. Since then it has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry while promoting mens watches in innovative technology. Citizen upholds a belief of “Better Starts Now,” that help them in accomplishing their goals, bearing possibility with every new start.
History of Citizen
Citizen Watch Co.Ltd. is one the world's largest watchmakers. Best known for its watches, the company began its journey in 1918 when a Tokyo based jeweler Kamekichi Yakamazi founded the Shokosha Watch Research Institute and began manufacturing pocket watches.
In 1924, it sold its first commercial model, the caliber 16 pocket watch under the brand name Citizen. Within no time the Citizen watch company became a major watch producer, but its progress came to standstill by the eruption of World War II - which devastated the Japanese watch industry.
However, after the war, the fate of Citizen watches took a surprising turn. The company saw the arrival of a new president Eiichi Yamada and under the new regime, the company laid stress on overseas market expansion which was initiated by the creation of Citizen Trading Company. This new venture was responsible for the marketing of the brand all around the world. By now the company started investing in technologies to equip their watches with revolutionary innovations. And finally, a series of mechanical watches were produced which proved to be a major breakthrough for the Japanese watch industry. One such model from the collection of mens Citizen watches from this period was the Citizen X-8 which was the first-ever titanium watch. During the period from 1975 through 1981, the Citizen Watch Company kept on unveiling new watches year after year holding the world’s first feature, thus making it to the top of the list of leaders in quartz watches. The introduction of citizen solar watch was another headway step for the Citizen Group, as these were the world’s first solar-powered analog quartz watches. This watch set the stages for the upcoming Citizen watches Eco Drive, thus playing the role of a forerunner. The Citizen Eco Drive watches were the company's most important and successful products that were ever launched.
Later in the year 1995, the Citizen Eco Drive technology revised itself that took the quartz technology to a new height and this was done by launching the watch powered by natural or artificial lights. The Citizen Eco Drive range of watches has helped the Citizen Watch Company to become the world's largest watch producer from the 1980s until today.
Now let's explore through few of the hand-picked citizen watches for men from its Eco-Drive range:
CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE MENS PARADEX RUBBER STRAP CHRONOGRAPH WATCH AT2400-05A
This Citizen mens watch is a smart looking watch which comes with a rubber strap and has a stainless-steel case. The white dial featuring a 24-hour subdial and date display stands out remarkably on the case and on the black rubber strap. Courtesy to the premium sapphire crystal glass which ensures that the paradex is protected from scratches and tear. This Citizen Eco Drive watch is encapsulated with the smart settings for everyday use. It is a watch that can be worn on multiple occasions without making you feel like you are wearing something that does not suit where you are.
CITIZEN MEN'S ECO-DRIVE BLUE DIAL WATCH CA0621-05L
This Citizen Eco-Drive watch is bejeweled with a contrasting black and blue dial in a stainless steel case with a classic stitched brown leather strap making it suitable for almost any occasion. The split Citizen chronograph clearly displays 1/5th seconds up to 60 minutes, while the 9 o'clock sub-dial displays the current 24-hour time. Although having a slight pragmatic design, it is a stunning timepiece with a comfortable back strap and Eco-Drive solar power functionality.
CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE MEN'S CHANDLER BLUE DIAL LEATHER NATO STRAP WATCH BJ6500-12L
This Citizen Eco Drive watch model is quite different from the rest of the Citizen watches. It is a robust styled watch with a leather NATO strap. This strap looks amazing on the wrist. The case is just right sized and not too heavy. The white numerals stand out extremely well on the navy-blue dial. The Citizen Eco mens watch is a perfect option for those who are looking for a unique yet simple timepiece.
CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE MEN'S NIGHTHAWK BLUE DIAL CHRONOGRAPH WATCH CA4375-59L
Adored with the PVD black plated stainless steel, this Citizen Eco Drive watch is a perfect balance between strength and durability. The stunning blue dial with a chronograph and date display is impeccable for everyday use. The Eco-Drive technology ensures that there is no need to change the battery plus it is water resistance up to 200 meters which allows you to wear it while showering, swimming and scuba diving. The Citizen Nighthawk is an outstanding piece with a distinctive design and robust functioning.
CITIZEN STILETTO SUPER THIN ECO-DRIVE MEN'S BLACK BRACELET WATCH AR3015-53E
This Citizen Eco Drive watch is one of the thinnest solar watches ever made. It has a thickness of just 5mm. This Citizen watch oozes out dignity and class. It’s perfectly coordinated black on black makes an exquisitely styled piece that is difficult to match. The precision driven along with PVD black plated case and bracelet with the sapphire crystal lens makes it a striking piece that is perfect for almost any style or occasion.
So are Citizen watches good? Definitely. if you are looking to buy a new watch, then these exquisite timepieces by Citizen are the best watches to add to your watch collection. So go ahead and select the best device for yourself as well as for your loved ones from the Citizen’s innovative catalog.