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The battery of a solar watch is charged by (sun)light. This means you don't have to replace the battery regularly - as with an ordinary quartz watch. No need to worry about your solar watch! A watch powered by solar energy is not only practical, it is also a more sustainable choice.
A solar watch is a special type of quartz watch that uses (sun)light to charge the battery. How exactly does this work? Small solar cells, which are incorporated in the dial, capture the sunlight and convert it into energy. This energy is stored in the rechargeable battery, which in turn moves the hands so that the watch keeps perfect time. No daylight available for a while? With many solar watches this is not a problem at all because they can also charge themselves with artificial light.
With a full battery, a solar watch lasts 1 to 12 months, depending on the brand, model and functions used. If the watch has stopped completely, a few minutes of light is often enough to make it run again.
To know how much solar energy your solar watch has still stored, you can consult the battery indicator. You can see whether your watch has such an indicator on our site with the specifications of the watch, or consult your user manual.
Many modern solar watches also have handy energy-saving options. Often they will go into a standby mode if you don't use them for a while or when it's dark. Please note that a rechargeable solar battery must also be replaced at some point (about once every 10-12 years).
Our collection of solar watches consists of various brands, including Bering, Citizen and Casio Edifice. Various styles can be found here, including sturdy models with a link bracelet, but you can also visit Watch.co.uk for classic solar watches with a leather strap or minimalist models.
The brand with the most experience in solar watches is Seiko. The Seiko Solar collection is one of the largest in our range.
Solar men's watches are mainly found at brands that make sporty watches and tool watches with many functions, such as G-Shock, Casio Edifice and Citizen. But you've also come to the right place for a solar dress watch with a classic dial and a leather strap. Take a look at the collections of Boccia, Fossil or Festina.
Solar watches for women are available in different styles. For example, the minimalist design watches from Skagen or the elegant classic ladies watches from Citizen. Whichever brand you choose, you are guaranteed to enjoy your purchase for years to come.
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