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A watch that is fully or partially powered by the sun is known as a solar watch. Though solar watches may appear to be relatively new, they actually date back to the 1970s. First generation solar watches relied on early photovoltaic technology that limited their capacity. Photovoltaics have greatly improved since then, making today's solar watches so much better.
Solar watches work by way of a small solar collection panel that absorbs sunlight – and a limited amount of artificial light – and converts it to electricity. What is not used to immediately power the watch is stored in an on-board battery. This keeps the watch running even after the sun goes down.
A solar watch's built-in collection panel is visible through the crystal as a means of necessity. If it were hidden, it would not be exposed to sunlight. In some watches, the dial rests on an independent layer that sits above the solar collector. In other watches, the collector panel does double duty as the dial. Neither design is necessarily better or worse than the other.
How long a solar watch can operate without being exposed to light depends on make and model. The more expensive solar watches are equipped with powerful lithium-ion batteries that can theoretically power the watch for months without direct access to sunlight. Some of the less expensive watches may only be good for a few weeks.
A solar watch is a good option if you are looking for something that doesn't need to be wound and doesn't require routine battery changes. They are an excellent choice for those that spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine.
You can purchase your next solar watch at our Darlington shop or order online. All Tic Watches come with a minimum two-year warranty and we also offer 0% financing and a price promise guarantee. UK customers receive free delivery and returns as well. Tic Watches is proud to be an official stockist of many of the brands we carry.