The company was established in 1924. The founding fathers selected the name Citizen so it would be Close to the Hearts of People Everywhere and soon after adopted the company's formal name, Citizen Watch Company. During the last seventy-five years Citizen has expanded its business throughout the world and has achieved recognition as the global brand. The past twenty-five year period has coincided with the company's dramatic rise to its current position as the world's largest watchmaker, a distinction Citizen has held every year since 1986. Citizen's Ana-Digi watches feature both analog and digital features. Many of the Citizen Ana-digi watches feature Thermometer Digital Dual Time etc. Some of the popular models include the: JG2000-59E, Citizen Ana-digi Thermometer Digital Dual Time Vintage JG2012 and Citizen Ana-digi Vintage Retro JM0520-59A.