KEY MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITIZEN WATCH COMPANY
Shokosha Watch Research Institute is founded in Tokyo.
The first Citizen pocketwatch goes on sale in Japan.
Shokosha Watch Research Institute becomes Citizen Watch Co.
Wristwatch production begins.
Citizen Trading Co. is established.
The Parashock, Japan’s first shockresistant watch is introduced.
The Parawater, Japan’s first waterresistant watch is introduced.
The X-8, Japan’s first electronic watch is introduced.
The brand’s first quartz model, Citizen Quartz Cryston, is released.
The Citizen Cryston Mega Quartz, accurate to 3 seconds per year, becomes the world’s most accurate timepiece.
Citizen begins operations in the United States.
Japan passes Switzerland as world’s largest producers of timepieces.
Citizen becomes the world’s largest producer of wristwatches.
Citizen watch and movement production surpasses the 100-million mark.
Citizen watch and movement production surpasses the 200-million mark.
Eco-drive is launched.
Citizen acquires Bulova Watch Co.
Citizen purchases the Swiss movement makers La Joux-perret (owners of Arnold & Son and Angelus).
Citizen purchases Frederique Constant Holding SA and its three brands: FC, Alpina and Ateliers demonaco.