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Get the Power of the Sun on your Watch


Don’t you just hate it when the batteries in your watch die? The best way to overcome this problem is by using solar watches as they get all their energy from the sun. Generally, watches are rouged with batteries, manual winding or solar energy. A watch rouged with solar energy encounters a layer of photovoltaic cells to collect sunlight throughout the day. The dial is either above or on the solar panel.

The solar panel converts light into electrical energy to function the watch. These cells work just like solar panels in our home. Sunlight is transferred into usable energy it hits the photovoltaic cells. The electrons in the sunlight travel to a wire which collects them to power the battery.

What is Unique About Solar Watches?

Two of the best benefits of solar power watches include their sustainable energy requirement and minimal maintenance. It requires no winding or special maintenance to function as the necessary light it gets will keep a track of time. It is a misconception that solar watches can only be charged through sunlight. It can be charged with any light source whether indoor or outdoor. It is easily chargeable.

The solar watches can be exposed to charge through indoor fluorescent light or outdoor sunlight, thus making it an environment-friendly and maintenance-free option. Once charged, the battery life can reach up to two months, which adds to one of its advantages. You don’t have to worry about replacing batteries like quartz watches as they have a battery life of up to 10 years or maybe even longer.

The Best Features of Solar Watches

They are reliable and the technology behind them is truly extraordinary. Pairing high-end aesthetics with more reasonable prices has been a concept behind Seiko solar watches in recent years. The core collections include ASTRON, Conceptual Series, Coutura, Machinna Sportiva, PROSPEX and Seiko Ladies. They have a cleaner and classy look with a unique finishing and advanced material for the cases. The dial measures around 40mm which come out in chic colours like black, golden and silver.

The round black dial also has a date display feature. It has 10- bar water resistance and overcharge protection. Its main functions include chronograph up to 60 minutes in 1/20 second increments, second-hand stop function and overload prevention function. A triple folding clasp with a push-button release also adds to its benefits. The case comes in a round shape with stainless steel material. It has a calibre V176 and accuracy ± 15 seconds per month.

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Metal band material and silver band colour gives it an elegant look. Other specifications include screw-down case-back, LumiBrite on hands and indices. The brand new collections include the Astron GPS dual time watch featured with dual-curved sapphire glass with a super-clear coating, power-save function and 20-bar water resistance.

It functions with an automatic hand position alignment, day display, DST (Daylight Saving Time), dual-time function, GPS signal reception (in-flight mode), time zone adjustment, automatic time adjustment, manual time adjustment, overcharge prevention function, perpetual calendar, power reserve display, satellite acquisition status display function, time transfer function (switching between the main-dial and sub-dial) and world time function (39 time zones).

Bottom line

With a traditional look, bespoke finishing, and advanced manufacture components Seiko manufactures the best solar watches.