Winter watch charging

Hi all, I have quite a few solar watches so I use a grow lamp on a timer to keep them charged up when the UK Winter days are not sunny, does anyone else do anything similar? I live in a ground floor flat in London so keeping my watch box on the window sill is not the best idea so I've had to get creative. Thoughts? 馃槃

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Does it have to be a grow lamp? That also generates heat, or is that combination the key? I don't have any solar watches, so I'm curious. Doesn't a led light do the job?

Leijona

Does it have to be a grow lamp? That also generates heat, or is that combination the key? I don't have any solar watches, so I'm curious. Doesn't a led light do the job?

I use a grow lamp because they are 'supposed' to have a similar spectrum of light compared to sunlight so that the watches have the best chance, there's no heat - or very minimal heat to speak of and it does seem to do the job of keeping things charged or topping them up.

I live in France in a house so better light conditions. I make my solar sunbathing once a month by the window or anywhere there is a sunray in the house

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My wife turns crazy everytime "watches...They are eveywhere... 馃く"

Ah....would you like me to extol the benefits of living near the equator? Free sunshine all the time! Muahahaha!

Laughs in summer weight clothes while sipping virgin mint julep

TalkingDugong

Ah....would you like me to extol the benefits of living near the equator? Free sunshine all the time! Muahahaha!

Laughs in summer weight clothes while sipping virgin mint julep

No thanks 馃槃 I like living in a country where we have 1cm of snow and it's like the world has ended, then it melts and everything floods, in the summer the roads melt and the train tracks warp, nah, you can keep your equatorial climate, I enjoy living on my toes! 馃槃 馃槃 馃槃

I haven't reached yet the madness of growing solar watches on a plantation, I only have two. And one of the two is in my Giftschrank (poison cabinet) of watches too ugly to be worn again, the North Edge Evocque. The other is my much prettier Accurist 7334, and the last time I rotated it back into circulation it had indeed ran out of juice and it took me a bit to bring it back to life.

I am torn whether I want that to be ready for action all the time or not, but if I did I'd simply place it on a window sill. Even in that foul weather we had this week in the UK it would pick up enough light to keep going. I realise that this is not a solution for the avid collector of solar watches, unless you have a lot of window-sill real estate at your disposal.

But, releated to that: is it actually damaging to your solar watch (or its capacitor) to let it run out of power and recharge when to-be-worn?

I have a couple of solar powered watches but I don't charge them artificially, only if they need to be charged. Usually their batteries last longer than the dark, cloudy Bulgarian winter and have enough juice to work fine. When there's a nice sunny day I just leave them by the window and let them charge a little.

Chairman_Bored

No thanks 馃槃 I like living in a country where we have 1cm of snow and it's like the world has ended, then it melts and everything floods, in the summer the roads melt and the train tracks warp, nah, you can keep your equatorial climate, I enjoy living on my toes! 馃槃 馃槃 馃槃

  • One 1cm of snow? You got to be kidding me馃ぃ This is my backyard

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Leijona
  • One 1cm of snow? You got to be kidding me馃ぃ This is my backyard

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The UK would completely stop, there would be panic buying of everything from toilet paper to pasta and it would be front page news forever! 馃槃 Schools would shut, all travel impossible for weeks 馃槃

Chairman_Bored

The UK would completely stop, there would be panic buying of everything from toilet paper to pasta and it would be front page news forever! 馃槃 Schools would shut, all travel impossible for weeks 馃槃

Well I guess this is normal for us in Finland馃槀

The real reason I was thinking about these grow lamps is that my plants are doing just fine with led lights.

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Leijona

The real reason I was thinking about these grow lamps is that my plants are doing just fine with led lights.

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They're looking really good!

If it's not broken, don't fix it! 馃槃

Jeez! What a relief. I thought I was the only one trying to grow eco-drives. I prefer the lamp because bathing them in sunlight heats them up.

Rarias

Jeez! What a relief. I thought I was the only one trying to grow eco-drives. I prefer the lamp because bathing them in sunlight heats them up.

You're not alone! 馃槢