Citizen is renowned for creating state-of-the-art timepieces for both men and women. Founded in 1918 Tokyo, Japan, the then clumsily named Shokosha Watch Research Institute first produced a wristwatch prototype called 'Citizen' in 1924. The watch proved so popular that in 1930 Shokosha bosses decided to adopt the moniker as a brand name, and the Citizen Watch Company was born. Today, Citizen is one of the largest manufacturers of timepieces on the planet. The fact that it's not the size of the company that has won over millions of loyal fans around the globe goes to say a lot about the quality commitments the company swears by. Citizen has earned itself an enviable reputation as the watch company that leads the world in advanced wristwatch technology.