Seiko launched its first solar timepiece in 1977, as one of the first watchmakers to develop batteries that can be recharged by light. However, the Japanese watchmaker started a serious production of watches with this eco-friendly technology only a few years ago, finally realizing that it is much better and more efficient solution than the conventional quartz batteries.
Combining its re-invented technology with either classic or modern designs, Seiko developed interesting Solar Collection that offers various choices for both, men and women. A special note of elegance comes with the ladies’ line of Seiko Solar timepieces which classic design is nicely highlighted with sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Special quartz batteries that beet inside these watches are powered by all kinds of light, not only by the sun energy, thanks to the solar panel which converts light into electricity. It can be quickly recharged. One minute of sunlight provides energy for one hour of work, while after three hours, the timepiece is fully charged. In this case, Seiko Solar can work six months without any light (or amazing 12 in some models).