Citizen is a corporate conglomerate based in Japan, founded in 1918 (named Sokosha Watch Research Institute). The name Citizen emerged when a Citizen pocket watch first was sold in 1924. Measured by total units produced Citizen ranks among the top watch companies worldwide. Notable brands include the Citizen Eco-Drive, Citizen Skyhawk, Citizen Independent Watches. The deployment clasp with a push button is available for many Citizen watches. Citzen watches Eco-Drive is a popular topic for collectors, who often look for a Citizen watch manual, Citizen watch wiki or the Citizen watches website to learn more about the brand. When service is needed Citizen watch repair is the topic of choice, mostly recommended is a service done by certified retailers. Citizen watches prices range in the lower $100s up to $1,000 or more for desirable vintage Citizen and retro Citizen waches. WatchTime has many Citizen watches review to help collector find the best watch by looking for the final scores of any of our Citizen watch review posts. WatchTime publishes coverage of many of Citizen's watches in the affordable watches category with Citizen prices, photos and tech specs. You will read more about Citizen's watches in our reviews, Citizen watches news and other Citizen watch updates. Learn more about the Citizen Aqualand, Citizen Attesa, Citizen Automatic, Citizen Blue Angels, Citizen Nighthawk, Citizen Skyhawk, Citizen mens watches and Citizen ladies watches. If you ever need to have your watch serviced or repaired please speak with your local Citizen dealer about the best Citizen watch repair offers. It is important to have your Citizen watch serviced by a certified professional or expert watchmaker to keep the watch in a good condition.

Dive Watch Review: Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional Diver

A while back, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers’ watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches was the Citizen … [Read more...]

The History of Citizen Watch Company: Discover the Rise of Citizen Watches


Download this FREE article from the WatchTime Magazine archives and become an expert historian on Citizen watches! This FREE download documents the story of Citizen’s rise, from a small … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches Reviews the Swatch Sistem51

Swatch Sistem51 blue

The Swatch Sistem51 is certainly the cheapest watch we’ve ever reviewed on, and we are doing it without any shame or regrets. Why? Because the Swatch Sistem51 is clearly one … [Read more...]

Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

Thierry and Philippe Stern of Patek Philippe

Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest


Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 150 boards and close to 4,000 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as … [Read more...]

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

Calibre de Cartier Diver 2

  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 submerged

Depending on where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually … [Read more...]

On Sale Now: WatchTime September-October 2015 Issue

WatchTime Sept-Oct 2015 Cover - Rolex

The September-October 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex Cellini Time, a tour through Breguet's most historic … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Citizen Promaster 1000 bezel - submerged

In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware: The Rise of Counterfeit Luxury Watches on the Internet

Confiscated Counterfeit Watches

Looking for cheap watches on the internet? Better think twice before making that purchase. In this in-depth feature from the WatchTime archives, we explore how sales of these counterfeit watches are … [Read more...]

How it Works: Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave World Time GPS

Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave - front

Citizen launched the original Eco-Drive Satellite Wave, the first watch to feature light-powered satellite timekeeping, in 2011, and has released updated versions with new innovations in the years … [Read more...]

Test: Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques American 1921

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

The Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, an updated version of a classic timepiece from the heyday of Art Deco, made exclusively for the North American market, inspired the brand's new … [Read more...]

7 Personalized Watches Made for World Champion Athletes

LeBron James wearing Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James

With baseball season heating up and the NBA and NHL finals underway, we at WatchTime thought it would be the perfect time to re-post (with a few updates) our article on the elite fraternity of … [Read more...]

Counter Sync: Reviewing the Citizen Proximity

Citizen Proximity

  Citizen’s new Proximity is the first analog watch with Bluetooth. We put it to the test in this feature from the WatchTime archives. Does it sink, or sync? (Photos by Robert Atkinson). … [Read more...]

5 Citizen Eco-Drive Watches from Recent Baselworld Shows

Citizen Eco-Drive Chrono-Time

Japan's Citizen Watch Co. introduced a number of watches at recent Baselworld shows, many powered by the brand's renowned Eco-Drive solar technology, which absorbs power for the movement from … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Specials: My 5 Top Dive Watches from Baselworld and Beyond

Omega Seamaster 300

Every year, tries to cope with the rather difficult task of creating something like a "best in show" list of the new dive watches presented at the Baselworld watch fair. As we … [Read more...]

The Apple Watch: Pros and Cons

Apple Watches

More than eleven years ago, after Bill Gates personally introduced Microsoft smartwatches at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I wrote a column in WatchTime entitled “Honk If You Want a … [Read more...]

Watches at Wimbledon: Who Wears What

Rado ambassador Andy Murray

As many watch aficionados and tennis fans know, some of the Wimbledon tournament's biggest stars are also "brand ambassadors" for some watch brand or other. So which watch will we see on the wrist of … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

Rolex/Chanel/BellRoss/Omega graphic

Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from … [Read more...]

3 Standout Features of Citizen Watch Co.’s New York Flagship Boutique

Citizen NYC Boutique - Ceiling

Citizen Watch Company of America has opened its first dedicated retail concept store in North America. The Japanese brand's global flagship boutique, which opened its doors to the public on November … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-On with the Citizen Grand Touring Sport

Citizen Signature Collection Grand Touring Dive Watch 300 - Blue

The first photos of Citizen’s latest addition to its Grand Touring range surfaced in spring 2014 and immediately generated quite a lot of interest among dive watch fans all over the world – which … [Read more...]

Press Release: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier & More – The History of Wristwatches

WatchTime Wristwatch Timeline Intro

New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released a “A Wristwatch Timeline: The First 100 Years,” a comprehensive feature tracing the history of the wristwatch. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s November-December Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime Nov-Dec 2013 Cover

The November-December issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and on Nook, Kindle, and the WatchTime app for iOS and Android), featuring an exclusive watch test of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, a compendium … [Read more...]

From WatchTime Magazine: 7 “Buzz” Watches From Baselworld 2013

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue

Every Baselworld has its "buzz" watches, new models that set fairgoers' tongues wagging, whether they're technologically advanced, unexpected from the brand that produced them, or a new twist on an … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue Now On Nook and Kindle


For all our tablet readers: the May-June issue is now available on the Nook and Kindle! … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime May-June 2013 Cover

The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

Top Four Watch Advertisers 2012

In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds_Inside_Museum

In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to … [Read more...]

Watch Brand Ambassadors at Australian Open


While the WatchTime crew was checking out new watches at the Geneva fairs, the world's top tennis players were vying for championships at the Australian Open in Melbourne. … [Read more...]

Victoria Azarenka Joins Citizen


Citizen Watch Company, which several years ago signed an endorsement deal with New York Giants QB Eli Manning, has now added tennis player Victoria Azarenka, the #1 player on the WTA Tour, as its … [Read more...]