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The Best Solar Watches of March, 2019 – We Reveal our Top 5

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We Review the Best-Selling Solar Powered Watches

Technology has advanced dramatically since the first solar watches appeared in the 70s, and now they are a relied upon timepiece for many people. The storage capacity of today’s solar powered watch is so great that some models can run, with no further charging, for 8 years or more.

Even though the name solar powered implies that the watches derive all of their power from the sun, they also charge via electric light, and as a result, are almost constantly charging up. This means that solar powered watches are an incredibly reliable, accurate timepiece.

So if you wish to use renewable energy and have a stylish, dependable watch, look no further.

 

1) Seiko Men’s Classic Analogue Solar Watch

Overview

This stylish wrist watch by Seiko has all the hallmarks of a great timepiece. A comfortable, well fitting strap, and a chic black face. It feels nice and solidly built, but isn’t bulky or cumbersome at all.

What We Like

We love the simple good looks of the Seiko – it really is classy. With the luminous dial, it’s always accessible, and naturally for a Seiko, always accurate.

What Needs Improving

If you have small wrists, you may need to take out a couple of links, but that’s easily achieved.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you want a simple and elegantly classy solar powered watch that keeps good time, and isn’t bulky, this Seiko is a great choice.

Seiko Men's Analogue Classic Solar Powered Watch with Stainless Steel Strap SNE039P1

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Last update was on: March 20, 2019 1:45 pm
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£108.98 £159.00

 


2) Lifemax Talking Solar Atomic Watch

Overview

Incorporating a voice feature is a great idea from Lifemax, and turns this good looking watch into a great watch. It might look heavy, but it’s actually very light in weight. Well made, and tough, this is built to last.

What We Like

The clear English voice is recorded by the RNIB, making it a great watch for the visually impaired, or those that would rather wake up to a friendly voice instead of an incessant alarm. The face is clearly marked, so even if you choose not to use the voice feature, it’s easy to see the time, even in the dark.

The strap is soft and comfortable with strong, durable mounts.

What Needs Improving

The instructions are a little hard to follow, but once you get the hang of it, you will find great enjoyment in this solar watch.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Simple to use, with some nice features, there’s nothing not to like with this Lifemax watch, including the price.

Lifemax Talking Solar Atomic Watch - Gents Strap 430

Last update was on: March 20, 2019 2:45 pm
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£56.84 £79.99

 


3) Casio G-Shock Radio Solar Watch

Overview

Is there anything this solar powered watch can’t do? Casio have included every feature imaginable and have created a great timepiece, especially for the more outdoorsy among us.

Despite being able to do everything, barring making a decent coffee, it isn’t bulky, and the strap is remarkably comfortable.  The whole thing gives the impression of quiet superiority, wrapped up in a hard wearing case.

What We Like

This impressive watch is incredibly accurate and hard-wearing. The digital display is easy to set and navigate.

The button controls are user friendly and accessible, and all the functions work well.

What Needs Improving

Some of the information displayed can be a little small and therefore hard to read.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Whether you love the great outdoors or not, this Casio is a good choice of watch. With easy-to-use controls, great features and a very comfortable strap, this is easy to recommend.

CASIO G-Shock Connected GMW-B5000-1JF Origin Radio Solar Watch

Last update was on: March 20, 2019 2:45 pm
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4) Seiko Men’s Analogue Classic Solar Powered Watch

Overview

Another Seiko makes the top five – that alone shows how good these watches really are. With date and day display, this is another stunning model with the classic Seiko styling. The leather strap is soft and comfortable to wear 24/7, but feels solidly attached with a durable buckle fitting.

What We Like

Apart from being waterproof, this Seiko is a great all-rounder. It comes fitted with a hardlex crystal window lens that keeps it safe from scratches.

Smart and classy – this watch is perfect for every occasion.

What Needs Improving

Some of us found this a little fiddly to set up, but certainly not enough to be a deal breaker.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Seiko have done it again - great timekeeping, incredibly reliable, well made and designed to last forever, this certainly ticks all the boxes.

Seiko Men's Analogue Classic Solar Powered Watch with Leather Strap SNE049P9

Last update was on: March 20, 2019 3:45 pm
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£128.98 £149.00

 


5) Bering Solar Watch

Overview

This slim design watch by timepiece purveyor’s, Bering, is a sight for sore eyes. The elegance of this solar watch makes it the perfect accompaniment for anyone.

What We Like

The polished black finish and sapphire glass make this solar watch not only highly sophisticated, but durable. This ultra light watch keeps going for 6-12 months on a single charge.

What Needs Improving

While this solar watch fits most wrist sizes, we wish the clasp was a little stronger to make adjusting the strap easier. Having said this, if it doesn’t sit well with you, it’s quick and easy to return for a refund.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We love the clean and modern design of this solar watch. Quietly unassuming, this watch keeps time perfectly well and looks much more expensive than it actually is.

BERING Mens Analogue Solar Powered Watch with Stainless Steel Strap 14640-222

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Last update was on: March 20, 2019 3:45 pm
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£140.20 £199.00

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