The Citizen watch is, by certain standards, the most popular time piece in the world today. But Citizen wasn’t always Citizen. Long before that it was the Shokasha Watch Research Institute, which took shape in 1918. Six years later, the company’s first pocket watch came into being, followed, six years after that, by the founding of the watch company known today as Citizen.

Even then the Citizen watch was revered for its style as much as the company was noted for its innovation. In 1931, Citizen manufactured its first wrist watch. Ever since then its production history has been dotted with famous firsts. These include, among other things, the first analog solar-powered quartz watch in 1976 and the world’s first pro climbing watch with built-in elevation sensor in 1989.

The Citizen Watch Today

The Citizen Watch Today

Nowadays, Citizen is the biggest manufacturer of watches in the world. From dive watches to climbing watches, there are styles appropriate for every sports fanatic. Still, the most popular piece in the Citizen line is the Citizen Eco Drive, which requires no winding whatsoever. Rather, it takes its power from the sun by absorbing light into solar panels on its face dial.

The Eco Drive is also a smart watch in its ability to save power. The second-hand movement comes with a built-in delay of up to four seconds for settings that are too dark for an accurate read. Once the watch is re-exposed to light, the second hand catches up to its previous position and resumes its accurate measurement.

Breitling Watch Straps

Aside from their finishes and buckle varieties, there are a few other choices to make when it comes to your Breitling watch straps. Some watch-wearers prefer a center hole on the end of their bands; others opt for a straight-edge with no indentation. As with clasp varieties, this is purely a question of style.

Holes can also be found along the length of the band, giving you adjustability when wearing your Breitling. Some people, however, object to this look and think that it cheapens the watch’s appearance. But what you lose in elegance you gain in convenience; after all, you never know when you’ll need to adjust your strap for a tighter or looser fit, which some suit jackets require, depending on how tight their sleeves are.

More Choices for Your Breitling Watch Straps

More Choices for Your Breitling Watch Straps

Another major variable when it comes to comfort is band length. Breitling watch straps that are too long or too small can be a source of major frustration, especially if you’ve waited weeks or months for your watch to be delivered. Anyone who’s ever had to drive across town to replace a part or a product they’ve just purchased is all too familiar with this scenario.

Most luxury watches do not come cheap. Therefore, if you’re planning to spend a small fortune for the timepiece, take the time to do a careful custom job. Manufacturers have no trouble tailoring their products to your needs. Whether you’re choosing Breitling watch bands, winders, cases, or any other timepiece accessory, your vendor should make customer service its top priority.