Citizen was established in 1918. 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. During the last ninety-nine years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as a global brand. The past 30-year period has coincided with the company’s dramatic rise to its current position as the world’s largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986. Beyond sheer size, Citizen is also recognized as a worldwide leader in advanced technology. Now Citizen has turned their attention to another important segment of the timekeeping industry, Clocks! Citizen Clocks epitomize modern reliability and timeless design, brought together to create timepieces that you will be proud to own and display.