An Introduction to Citizen Watches

An Introduction to Citizen Watches

Citizen Watches

Citizen Watches is the largest timepiece manufacturer and distributor in the world. The brand is known for its attention to detail and quality. Citizen watches are made to last, using the latest technology to ensure that each watch is incredibly accurate and highly durable. Citizen prides itself on being a leader in watch innovations, and they have produced some of the most high-tech watches on the market. The first voice recognition watch and the slimmest LCD watch are just two of the futuristic designs that have been produced by Citizen in the last few years. There are over 300 styles available in the current Citizen line, and each watch has its own unique form and function - all current Citizen watches are available from WatchShop.com

A History of Excellence

Established in 1918, Citizen planned to create a watch company that would appeal to every citizen of the planet. The diversity of the watches that they offer lives up to the original ideal. There is a Citizen watch that will fit the needs of any wearer in any situation. From diving watches that can withstand the pressures of the deep ocean to elegant jewel-studded accessories, Citizen provides a timepiece for any occasion. Even though the company is almost 100 years old, Citizen watches maintain a sense of contemporary style.

An Eye Toward the Planet's Health

One of the newest innovations in the Citizen line of watches is their eco-friendly designs. The new ecologically friendly watch line runs entirely on natural light and doesn't include any sort of battery. Eco-friendly watches are available in women's and men's designs ranging from decorative to rugged. With Citizen watches, you can elegantly keep accurate time while you do your part to protect the environment from the toxic waste left behind by discarded batteries.

Sporty Elegance

Citizen's main focus is on the beauty and durability of their watches. Endorsed by international sports figures, these watches were created to withstand the abuse of daily life, even if that abuse includes a tough workout or intense competition. No matter how hectic your life is, Citizen watches can absorb the stresses while maintaining their striking good looks and keeping time accurately. Just like the people who wear them, Citizen watches are difficult to stop.

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.

Citizen Highlights:

  • Outstanding reliability
  • Ecodrive models are powered by light - they never need a battery
  • Fine attention to detail, and superbly finished cases
  • Real Japanese production - by one of the largest watch companies in the world

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