Solar powered watch
Posted by Solar energy guru | Filed under Solar powered products
If you do not stop to consider all of the everyday items that can be powered by solar power, then you probably never realize that there are many, many things you use on a daily basis that run on batteries which could be supplemented with solar energy. One item that a lot of people can use to harness the power of the sun is a solar powered watch. These watches may not be completely powered by the sunlight as many of them use a battery that can run the watch during night hours or when you are not in a place where you have ready access to sunlight for hours at a time. While this can mean that the solar powered watch is not exactly one hundred percent eco-friendly, they can increase the life span of a traditional watch battery and that is a small step that can help out with the environment.
The solar powered watch made its debut sometime in the mid nineteen hundreds, and this new technology was soon a booming industry as many people wanted to get their own watch that could be run by the sun. In fact, many of the designers of these early solar powered watches were careful to make new and interesting designs that found ways to uniquely integrate the solar panels into the watch in a way that would add to the beauty of the piece rather than to detract from it. These innovative watches made them some of the more interesting timepieces of the 1970’s, and many people fought to have some of these interesting and unique designs. So, while the watches were actually helping with some of the environmental concerns they were a very sought after accessory item of the time.
This trend of merging the latest in environmental solar powered watch technology with outstanding designs continued into the nineteen nineties as a new type of these watches emerged that were released as a series named Eco-Drive by the Citizen brand. These watches were so popular and they sold so many of them that eventually Citizen decided to make the series a part of their routine line up of available watches. People everywhere were once again captivated by the idea that you could merge beauty, design, and efficiency into a complete package that would allow them to do something to help the environment by wearing a solar powered watch that was capable of showcasing their elegant standards.
The solar powered watch is something that can usually run on either real or artificial light and even though the panel that absorbs the sun’s energy is located behind the watch’s crystal it is still capable of absorbing both types of light efficiently and allowing the watch to run off of this power source. The electricity that is generated through the solar panel in the watch can power the piece for a long time without the need to rely on the alternative battery source that is located inside of it. Sometimes the solar panel is actually a part of the watch itself. Many watch makers have used the background for the dial to be the perfect way to install a functioning solar panel that would gather the most energy without detracting too greatly from the design of it all.
So, if you are in the market for a solar powered watch you will be relieved to know that there are many different designs and styles of watch that you can choose from in order to make sure that you get the kind of watch you are partial to. One thing that you can do to help you decide what type of solar powered watch you would like to purchase is to look on the internet at the wealth of available designs. In the end you will be grateful that you decided to go with a timepiece that could harness the solar power to help reduce your dependency on batteries.