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Solar watches are pretty much as they sound, powered by the sun. These favored watches first appeared on the scene in the 70s and are gaining in popularity as'going green' is becoming more common. The come with a selection of styles from the standard watch to atomic watches, from stainless to plastic and of course your selection of digital or analog. 'Going green' looks to be the current gossip word now days. Everyone wants to be thought of as ecological. These watches run off a solar energy panel, or series of smaller panels, that are either the face of the watch or just under the face of the watch. The sun, or synthetic light, charges the panels and this keeps the watch running. Many of these watches do have a rechargeable battery so the watch still works in the event that light can't get to the panels to charge them. Users of this kind of watch rarely have to replace the chargeable battery. Like all batteries , however , the rechargeable battery will have to eventually be replaced. A chargeable battery can only take so many charges before it stops working correctly. Solar Watches Are ToughSolar watches have been revealed to be just as adaptable as regular watches. Many of them are water resistant some up to 165 feet ( 50 meters ). If your watch is one the face of the watch is the solar energy panel a crack to the watch crystal could have cracked the solar energy and the watch will not work. They can be found for as little as $22 and upwards of loads of greenbacks. The more knobs and bells you need on the watch, the extra money you're going to spend. You may also pay extra for the well-liked major brands but you can still get a quality watch for a tiny part of the price of some of the top brands. Being environmentally friendly is popular trend. Batteries, be them watch batteries or otherwise, must be recycled correctly going solar is a good way to not need to worry about this as often . If you are ready to get your own solar watch, you can get more information about the models and styles available by going to our solar watches website. We're looking forward to seeing you there where you can read reviews and compare costs on solar watches, compas watches, and other cool and unique watches for men and women!