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10 Best Solar Watches For Keeping Sustainable Time

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When it comes to choosing a new watch, there are several avenues you can go down. You of course have your traditional variants; self-wound or hand-wound, and these can set you back a fair chunk of money depending on the brand, materials used and complications they offer.

Or you could go for a battery-powered digital watch, which, while they may remain accurate, you do have to factor in changing the battery every so often. Now we’re in the 21st century, you’re also given the option of a smartwatch, which uses a rechargeable battery and, depending on the model you choose, you’ll find yourself having to recharge it anywhere from once a day to once a week.

If you don’t want to ever have to think about keeping your watch running, you should look out for solar-powered watches. These, as their name suggests, feature a small solar panel which absorbs light, to store as energy, which keeps the time ticking away. Some watch manufacturers such as Seiko and Citizen are well-known for their solar powered watch models, but they’re not the only too to shine a light on the technology.

The vast majority of solar powered watches will be based on traditional silhouettes; think sports watches or dress watches, with a few digital versions thrown in for good measure. Essentially, you could have yourself a solar powered watch for every occasion and never have to worry about power ever again. And, don’t think that only sunlight will be capable of charging them up, as any light source can be used, including LEDs. To help you in your search for a solar powered watch, we’ve put together this list of the best models available to buy right now.

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