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Mar.: Shokosha Watch Research Institute established, the forerunner of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
Dec.: First pocket watch completed.
May: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. established and Yosaburo Nakajima appointed president.
Jun.: First wrist watch completed.
May: Tanashi Factory constructed.
Jul.: Production of machine tools begins.
Oct.: Shinji Nakajima appointed president.
Mar.: Eiichi Yamada appointed president.
Jun.: Citizen Trading Co., Ltd. established.
Mar.: First Japanese-made watch with a calendar introduced.
Mar.: Rhythm Watch Co., Ltd. becomes an affiliate.
Dec.:Export of wrist watches begun.
Mar.: Import-export agreement concluded with the U.S. Bulova Watch Co. and Technical assistance agreement with India.
Aug.: Technology research laboratory established.
Dec.: Citizen Business Machines established.
Mar.: Production of business machines begun. (Adding machines, camera shutters)
Oct.: Office opened in former West Germany, start of full-fledged exports to Europe.
Mar.: First Japanese-made electronic watch "X-8" introduced.
Mar.: CNC automated lathe "Cincom" developed.
Jun.: Precision Machinery Division established.
Mar.: Production of quartz oscillators begun.
Aug.: World’s first analogue quartz watch with solar cell "CRYSTRON SOLAR CELL" introduced.
Feb.: Head Office moved to Shinjuku Mitsui Bldg. in Tokyo.
Jun.: Industry's first microcomputer controlled line impact printer introduced.
Jun.: Rokuya Yamazaki appointed president.
Oct.: Systems and Peripherals Division established.
Sep.: Special Sales Division established, full-fledged sales of watch components started.
Mar.: Chip LED lamp CL Series developed.
May: IC sensor electronic thermometer introduced.
Jun.: Michio Nakajima appointed president.
Jan.: Citizen of the Year annual award established.
Feb.: Acquired German machine tool company, Boley GmbH.
May: World's first multizone "Radio-Controlled Watch" introduced.
Apr.: Solar-powered Eco-Drive received the Eco Mark the first for a watch.
Jun.: Hiroshi Haruta appointed president.
Mar.: Head Office moved to Nishi-Tokyo.
Mar.: Sales of white LED as a backlight for color LCDs started.
Jun.: Makoto Umehara appointed president.
Jun.: World's first full metal case radio-controlled watch with built-in antenna introduced.
Jan.: Implemented Citizen Code of Conduct.
Oct.: Merged with Citizen Trading Co., Ltd.
Apr.: Citizen Systems Japan Co., Ltd. established.
Oct.: Five consolidated companies (Citizen Electronics, Miyota, Cimeo Precision, Sayama Precision Industries, Kawaguchiko Precision) become wholly owned subsidiaries.
Oct.: Names of Citizen Group companies changed.
Apr.: Company name changed to Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jan.: Bulova Corporation becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Apr.: Mitsuyuki Kanamori appointed president.
Jul.: Citizen Miyota Co., Ltd. and Citizen Finetech Co., Ltd. merge.
Jul.: Citizen Finetech Miyota Co.,Ltd. established.
Oct.: Miyano Machinery Inc. becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Apr.: Citizen Machinery Co.,Ltd. and Miyano machinery Inc. merge.
Apr.: Citizen Machinery Miyano Co., Ltd. estabilished.
Sep.: World's first light-powered , satellite synchronised watch "Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE" introduced.
Apr.: Toshio Tokura appointed president.
Apr.: Prothor Holding SA becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Jul.: Citizen Watch Manufacturing Co., Ltd. established.
Apr.: Over 100,000 automatic lathes shipped.
Apr.: Names of Citizen Machinery Miyano Co., Ltd. changed to Citizen Machinery Co., Ltd.
Apr.: Citizen Finetech Miyota Co.,Ltd. and Citizen Seimitsu Co., Ltd. merge.
Apr.: Citizen Finedevice Co., Ltd. established
Jul.: Frederique Constant becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
Oct.: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd., Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. and Citizen Business Expert Co., Ltd. merge.
Oct.: Company name changed to Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
Oct.: The world’s thinnest light-powered watch, "Eco-Drive One" introduced.
May: Citizen Group Although the 100th anniversary.
Apr.: Toshihiko Sato appointed president.