Founded during 1918, the Citizen Holdings Co., LTD is mostly stationed in Tokyo, Japan. CINCOM precision tools are currently manufactured by this company. The trade name of Citizen came from a pocket watch in 1924. The Citizen Holdings Co., LTD is a large producer of timepieces. Therefore, Citizens watch are some of the most popular timepieces in the world.
Citizen is most popularly known in the United States for their Eco-Drive timepieces. Eco-Drive watches posses a battery that is recharged by a small solar panel concealed under the face. The Eco-Drive Duo series, which had solar power that was supplemented by an automatic quartz power source, is rare and has been discontinued. The Eco-Drive Thermo actively uses temperature differences between the skin temperature of the wearer and the ambient temperature to recharge the battery.
The official Citizen Watch website offers information about how their Eco-Drive technology is exclusively dependent on light in order to provide energy to their batteries. The Eco-Drive and Tough Solar technologies are very similar. All of the Eco-Drive watches are fashioned in Japan and then completed in China.
The Skyhawk A-T collection of timepieces have Atomic Timekeeping that is controlled via radio-controlled accuracy. The men’s wrist watch are able to accurately synchronize with atomic clocks in Europe, Japan and North America. They will automatically adjust to the proper frequency based on the location of the home time zone.
The two time zones that the Skyhawk A-T devices can adjust to are world and home. However, they mostly synchronize to the home zone. While traveling, the wearer is able to easily change time zones whenever needed. The correct time signals are then received on several different continents while still being able to maintain other times. Daylight Savings Time settings, the day and the date are all automatically adjusted when the watch synchronizes. The atomic clock in Casino Wave Ceptor watches has similar synchronization.
Special collector watches are also produced by the Citizen Holdings Company. On some devices, the colors of the Blue Angels, blue and gold, are clearly displayed. Along with the noticeable colors, the Citizen Eco-Drive technology is installed into the watch. Since the timepiece is part of the Skyhawk A-T line, Atomic Timekeeping features are also included. Time, distance and speed calculations can be made using the slide ruled bezel.
The DCP clasp, which stands for the Deployment Clasp with a Push button, has been fitting into many of the popular Citizen wrist-bands. These clasps can be used with leather bands and, when fastened, appear similar to the usual eye-hold and link pin leather watchbands. The Calibre 8700 is an example of such.