Citizen watch brand overview
Citizen is recognised as one of the world leaders in watchmaking, and is one of the key Japanese watch brands available in the UK. Known for its innovation in both technology and design, Citizen is the proud owner of Eco-drive technology, featured in most Citizen watches. Founded in 1924, Citizen is the worlds largest manufacturer of quality watches and watch movements. In 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Citizen was voted watch brand of the year.
What does Eco-drive mean'
Eco-drive technology is the term used for the movement fitted into most modern Citizen watches. It means your watch is powered by light, rather than a traditional quartz battery. In terms of real world use, it means that your watch never needs a new battery change. Also, it doesn't require regular light exposure. A fully charged Citizen Ecodrive watch, even if left in a drawer, will continue to operate for up to 6 months using its stored energy. Furthermore, it doesn't need sunlight to recharge - it charges in any form of light, natural or artificial.
How does this work'
Inside your Citizen watch is a rechargeable battery. This light is charged by light which penetrates through the dial of the watch.
You can view a video of how citizen Ecodrive works with the following link : Citizen Ecodrive video.
Citizen quartz watches
Although most customers opt for the Ecodrive models, for the budget conscious customer we also offer Citizen quartz watches. These watches are powered by regular batteries which need changing every few years and offer great value for money.
Buying a Citizen watch
At Watch Shop UK we stock nearly the entire UK Citizen range, with great prices and free next day delivery on all orders. Click here to buy Citizen watches online.