Solar watches have been around for quite a while, and in that time their efficiency has improved massively. You no longer will have to worry about replacing batteries.
The power stored in the solar cells should be able to last for months without light. This means it’s no problem at all when your watch is covered by a long sleeve and during the night. Not all solar watches are this reliable though.
Here are a few of the very best (and stylish!) ones:
Seiko Men’s SNE045 Solar White Dial Watch
I personally love the design of the Seiko. That slightly old fashioned minimalist style looks incredible.
It it’s perfect for both formal and casual situations with its two tone design and polished finish.
No battery change is needed at all for this watch. You can literally put it on and forget about it. It’s incredibly reliable but is protected by a two year warranty.
And that’s even if you go under water too! It’s water resistant up to 99ft. The watch also keeps track of the day of the week and the date.
Casio Men’s PAG240T-7CR Pathfinder
The Pathfinder is very different to the Seiko. It has a much more modern feel to it and is packed with a ton of features. It’s perfect for people who like the outdoors but is great for casual use too.
The watch is powered completely by solar power and can recharge from light sources both inside and outside. You won’t need to ever change the battery.
The watch also has an altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, sunrise / sunset information and a light. For a solar powered watch this is very impressive!
Citizen Women’s EW3144-51A Eco-Drive Sport
The Citizen Woman’s watch features a beautiful polished two tone style. As well as its analogue display it also displays the day of the week and date. It’s also resistant to water for up to 330ft.
Perfect, like the Seiko, for both formal and informal occasions.
As you would expect it’s powered by natural and artificial light and so never needs a battery.
Casio Men’s EF340SB-1A5 Edifice
This watch is very very cool. It looks super stylish with its modern analogue design. You’ll notice there are three black sub dials, theme represent the day of the week, the date, and a 24 hour clock.
The watch also resists scratching, which is great. You don’t want to spoil something this good looking! It’s also water resistant up to 330 feet and is powered with analog-quartz movement.
As with all the watches featured on the site, the Casio Edifice is solar powered and can recharge from both natural and artificial light.
Available in alternative colors.
Watches which are solar powered are pretty common these days. If you find a watch which you really like, but isn’t solar powered, a quick search (on Google or Amazon) should tell you if there’s an alternative which is. Try to buy from somewhere who will give you a good guarantee. These watches are reliable, but if something does go wrong, it will probably be during the first few days / weeks.
Buying these watches can actually save money and a great deal of time because you don’t need to buy, and then replace batteries. So it makes sense to get a solar watch rather than a traditional battery powered one.