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Solar powered watches

Solar energy is hot! We know this sustainable form of energy generation mainly from solar panels on roofs, in meadows or in the desert. But there are also watches whose batteries are charged by (sun) light.

How does a solar watch work?

A solar watch is generally an analog or digital quartz watch. But instead of a replaceable battery, a solar watch contains a battery that is charged by means of a (sun)light. The solar cells that catch the light are usually invisibly worked into in the dial of the watch.

The name solar cell is a bit misleading, because Casio and Citizen have developed this technology so much further that these cells are also charged by artificial light or in bad weather conditions in minimal daylight.

In addition, in these watches, energy-saving measures are built in, so that the watch - when it is in the dark for a long time - goes into a kind of sleep mode. This keeps the watch working under all circumstances.

This technique is therefore often used in military watches and sports or outdoor watches, but also in higher segment watches with many functionalities such as radio control and GPS.

 

Why buy a solar watch?

The big advantage of a solar watch compared to an ordinary quartz watch with a replaceable battery is that the battery is charged by light and rarely (on average every 10 years) has to be replaced. This is better for the environment and better for the watch, because every time a watch is opened you expose the movement and/or electronics to dust and other influences. The gaskets and rubbers that protect the water resistance can also be damaged by opening the watch.

Solar watches are available in all price ranges. From about fifty, to thousands of euros, depending on the brand, materials used and quality of the movement.

At Watch.co.uk you can find a solar watch for less than € 50.

On the other side of the price spectrum you will find many solar watches that contain even more advanced technology and functions. For example radio control or GPS. A constant and sustainable energy supply is of great importance here.

 

Which brands manufacture solar watches?

It is mainly the Japanese watch brands Casio, G-Shock, Seiko and Citizen that specialize in solar technology. Each from their own philosophy. Solar is called Eco-Drive at Citizen and Tough Solar at Casio (G-Shock). But some Swiss brands, like Tissot, have solar watches in their collection too.

 

A beautiful solar watch deserves good maintenance

Watch.co.uk is also a specialist in maintaining and repairing watches. You can of course come to us for replacement watch straps. Because with such a beautiful watch, you always want to look good. A metal or leather band for the working week and a rubber band for holidays. We carry straps from all famous brands such as Casio, G-Shock, Seiko, Citizen and many more. Also for watches that are no longer in the current collection. This way you can keep enjoying your watch!
You can check out historic watch collections in our watch museums. For example, TW-Steel.

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