Citizen Watch Company, Ltd., Names Jeffrey Cohen President of Bulova Corporation

Jan 26, 2016, 14:30 ET from Citizen Watch Company, Ltd.

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizen Watch Company, Ltd., parent of Bulova Corporation, today named Jeffrey Cohen to the position of  President of Bulova Corporation. He will also continue in his role as President of Citizen Watch Company of America.

Citizen Watch Company of America and Bulova Corporation will continue to be operated as separate companies. Cohen's new role will leverage his expertise with 35 years of industry-leading experience across both brands; with each brand continuing to build on their powerful individual DNA and identities.  Cohen's leadership will enable an internal knowledge share and further strengthen functional expertise and facilitate best practices.

Cohen was promoted to President of Citizen Watch Company in 2011 from his previous position as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Citizen Watch Company of America in 2010, Cohen served as Worldwide President of the Movado Watch brand. 

Citizen Watch Company, Ltd. President Toshio Tokura explained: "Jeffrey's new position as president of both companies will provide an excellent opportunity for our company to take broader advantage of his exceptional vision, managerial skills and industry-wide relationships." "Both the Bulova and Citizen brand teams will now share a common vision: offering the most compelling collection of brands and products that are loved, favored and respected throughout the world," he continued.

John Wille, who was serving as Interim President of Bulova Corporation until a permanent successor was named, will resume his position as Bulova's Chief Operating Officer.

About Bulova
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world's most recognized brands, with a distinguished portfolio that includes Bulova, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Bulova Accutron II, Caravelle New York, Wittnauer watches, as well as licensed Harley-Davidson® Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® watches and clocks, and Bulova Clocks. Bulova is headquartered in New York City, with eight International offices and distribution in 65 markets. Still at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is committed to advancing the art of watchmaking with extraordinary design, exclusive high-performance technology and enduring quality that upholds a tradition of excellence and meets the needs of global consumers today. For more information, visit

About Citizen Watch
Citizen Watch is a true manufacture d'horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch's individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 100 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1918, Citizen has held the belief of "Better Starts Now" — that is, no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better, and now is the time to start doing it. Sharing this belief, we have made watches, invented and improved technologies and explored the future of watches such as our propriety light-powered technology "Eco-Drive" and state-of-the-art satellite-synchronized timekeeping.

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