Do you have a Solar watch? If you do, which one? If not, why?

I love my Citizen Eco-Drive. Having a solar powered and essentially battery free watch is awesome. Wondering what the Crunch community thinks.

Got a few.

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I have Two, both Citizen eco drives. Here鈥檚 a picture of one

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The ultimate solar powered watch:

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And a bunch of solar G-Shocks:

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I have three solar. I think they are great, but I do like all the movements. I would love a spring drive but cannot afford one. I few hours in the sun and a 6 month charge is amazing for solar.

5 eco drives, Seiko Arnie, and a G-Shock from 2008. All live on a shelf by a window.

One of the eco drives has been ticking since around 1996.

I have 4. 3 Citizen Eco Drives and my Redwood Diver. I love them.

I just have one, a Junghans Mega Solar radio controlled watch. Its built in receiver picks up a national time signal broadcast from Colorado every night and syncs the watch to match.

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I have a few Eco-Drive watches and a solar powered Seiko.

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Yes, one.. Seiko Astron, solar gps dual time. It is a JDM special edition.

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I have an oceanus solar/atomic. It鈥檚 a POS!!! Worst watch I鈥檝e ever owned!!!! It never set itself,hard to use.No support from oceanus.Definitely expensive junk!!!

I have the G-Shock GA-B2100 with Tough Solar (Casioak) and a Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive. Both great, tough and reliable watches 馃憤

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tampabaycenter

I have a few Eco-Drive watches and a solar powered Seiko.

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Super hot piece 馃槏

ds1988

Super hot piece 馃槏

Thanks! You can check out my profile and see the gaggle of watches that I own. More are coming by the way馃檭

I have my father鈥檚 old, dead, ecodrive which after a few years just died. Changing the power cell didn鈥檛 work so it is a paper weight and has totally put me off Citizen.

I also have two solar GShock squares which I like a lot and never have had any problems with.

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2 sghocks, I'm not sure exactly what models I've had these before i became a serious collector 馃槄

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Venturian Watchworks Daytripper stellar and solar

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Three more

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fathersonwatchtalk

I keep my Citizen in my watch box that has a see through top. It stays charged.

Thanks John. Do you keep your box by a window or is artificial light enough to keep the EcoDrive charged?

2 G-Shocks and a Seiko Prospex Speedtimer

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BobsWatch

Thanks John. Do you keep your box by a window or is artificial light enough to keep the EcoDrive charged?

Some window light, mosty artificial light.

WatchesAndWrenches

2 sghocks, I'm not sure exactly what models I've had these before i became a serious collector 馃槄

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Very nice!

fathersonwatchtalk

Some window light, mosty artificial light.

My watch box also has a glass window. I鈥檒l see if it works for me. It would be nice if it doesn鈥檛 need sunbaths.

BobsWatch

My watch box also has a glass window. I鈥檒l see if it works for me. It would be nice if it doesn鈥檛 need sunbaths.

Sounds good, let me know if it helps you. Mine runs great.

TimeOnMyHands

Appreciate that if it doesn鈥檛 work then it鈥檚 hopeless. On the flip side mine has worked straight out of the box and never missed a bit - so I love it. But I would be v negative if it hadn鈥檛.

Hope this isn鈥檛 triggering for you!

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No,it won鈥檛,just wish I could get some support for it

fathersonwatchtalk

Sorry to hear it! Did you contact Casio? That is surprisingly for them and sad!

I did,no help.I should try again.Maybe I鈥檒l get lucky

3 Citizen Eco Drives,

1 Seiko Sup880 Solar tank,

1 Seiko solar Diver,

1 Casio G-Shock DW-5610

You can say I am sold on this matter.

The hassle is to remember to put them in a place with reasonable sun or artificial light, and not forget them in a drawer, a full discharge may damage the battery.

savvas74

3 Citizen Eco Drives,

1 Seiko Sup880 Solar tank,

1 Seiko solar Diver,

1 Casio G-Shock DW-5610

You can say I am sold on this matter.

The hassle is to remember to put them in a place with reasonable sun or artificial light, and not forget them in a drawer, a full discharge may damage the battery.

Very nice solar collection! Awesome. I have a Citizen and Casio Tough Solar.

Just arrived last night:

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philip_mspt

Just arrived last night:

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Awesome solar Seiko!! Classy and efficient. Great choice 馃憤馃徎