Before becoming the brand Citizen, it was formerly known as Shokosha Watch Research Institute. Citizen took over when Japanese and Swiss investors founded the company in 1930. In 1993, they had the world’s very first multi-band atomic timekeeping watch. Having some of the most accurate and precise watches in the world, their Chronomaster series has been said to have an accuracy of +5/-5 seconds annually. Citizen’s other popular items include their Eco-Drive and Drive.