If you have decided to treat your sweetheart to a watch this Valentine’s Day, then choose a watch with a documented history of success. Choose a Citizen watch – one of the largest watchmakers in the world and a definite industry leader.
The Citizen Watch Company, founded in 1930, came to life at a time when the wrist watch was all the rage. Everyone wanted one. Citizen, one of the first to target its wrist watches to the masses, thought the name said it all: a watch for the citizens.
More than 80 years later, Citizen Watch Company still offers something for everyone: functional, fashionable and affordable timepieces. And along the way, the company has racked up several firsts in the industry:
In 1956, Citizen made the first shock-resistant watch ever manufactured by a Japanese company and the first Japanese-manufactured water resistant watch
It created the very first professional dive watch that could electronically sense depths
It manufactured the slimmest LCD watch and the world’s thinnest light-powered watch, the Stiletto
It created the first voice recognition watch
And Citizen still leads the industry in light-powered watches that run on natural and artificial light as power sources.
Citizen watches have plenty of choices for men and women.
Start with a classic like the Citizen Men’s Classic Eco-Drive bracelet watch in silver-tone stainless steel. Because it has a quart movement and solar-powered battery, this watch will never need a new battery. The round case surrounds a white dial with bold, black Arabic numerals at all hour positions and a date window at 3:00. The luminous hour and minute hands keep you on time, day and night. The 8½-inch bracelet has a fold-over clasp. It is water resistant to 330 feet.
You will find the Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Quartz Diamond Accent Black Dial Two-tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch a bit dressier, but still a classic for any man. The first thing you notice is the two-tone silver and gold bracelet, set off by a gold-tone bezel set with diamond accents. The next thing you will notice is the striking black dial, with gold-tone markers at all hour positions and a date window at 3:00. It has luminous gold-tone hour and minute hands and a sweeping silver-tone second hand. This watch also comes with a solar-powered battery that charges under any form of light. The 8½-inch bracelet closes with a push button deployant. It, too, is water resistant to 330 feet.
Step it up with the Citizen Men’s WR 100 Eco-Drive Quartz Chronograph watch. It is a heftier looking watch, with several more functions – all combined in a sleek gunmetal and gold-tone bracelet and case. The black dial features three subdials and a date window at 3:00. Around the dial are luminous gold-tone markers at each hour positions. It features luminous gold-tone hour and minute hands, as well as a second hand. This beauty is also solar-powered, using any form of light. The 8½-inch bracelet features a deployant clasp. It is water resistant to 330 feet.
They call this a sport watch, but the Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Silhouette Sport watch is as attractive as it is functional. Designed with a two-tone gold and silver stainless steel bracelet, it features a round stainless steel case with a gold-tone bezel. On the dial are gold-tone Arabic numerals at 12:00, 6:00 and 9:00, with markers at the remaining hours – except at 3:00 where you will find a date window. The solar-powered watch charges in any form of light. It comes with a generous 8½-inch bracelet and is water resistant to 330 feet.
For a sophisticated look, try the Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Diamond Accent watch. The brushed silver stainless steel bracelet and case are set off by a striking round, black dial with diamond index markers at all hour positions, except 3:00, where you will find the date window. It has luminous silver-tone hour and minute hands that shine brightly against the black dial. It too features a solar battery, meaning you will never need to buy a new battery for this beauty. The bracelet is 7½ inches. It is water resistant to 99 feet.
For a very different look, check out the Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Silhouette Quartz watch with its two-tone stainless steel bracelet. The slimline gold- and silver-tone link bracelet sets off the rectangular case, also created in gold- and silver-tone. You will find gold-tone Arabic numerals at the quarter hours and markers at the remaining positions. Everything about this solar-powered watch appears petite and elegant. The 7½-inch bracelet closes with a push button, foldover clasp. It is water resistant to 99 feet. No matter what your taste, there is a Citizen watch that is right for you.