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Citizen: The Essence of Time

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$213 USD

In 1924, the first watch to carry the Citizen name was a pocket watch created by the Shokosha Watch Research Institute, founded to develop key technical skills necessary to make...

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Jack Forster is global editorial director at Prior to that, he was editor-in-chief at and at Revolution USA magazine. He is known for his interest in both modern watchmaking as well as the history of watches, clocks, and timekeeping, and the evolution and development of calendar systems. His interest in watches and clocks started while he was in graduate school, and he began to repair vintage pocket watches, usually from American manufacturers, as a hobby. He is the author of Cartier Time Art: Mechanics of Passion (Skira, 2011) and has contributed to Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee (Assouline, 2019) and Accutron: From the Space Age to the Digital Age (Assouline, 2020). He has written for a number of publications, including Vanity Fair, Forbes, and CNN, and he has been a community moderator for

The Legends Collection

Citizen: The Essence of Time

$213 USD

“Always keeping in mind the meaning of our name, Citizen works tirelessly to offer ever better watches, and to make timepieces that will meet the ever-changing needs of the citizens of the future.”

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Page count

240 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

July 2024


W 89 x L 71 x D 10 cm




3.44 kg

Jack Forster


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