Posts tagged: Solar Watch

Solar “Toys”: “Back Up” Solar Watch

By , September 9, 2018

Back in March, when my trusty Citizen® Eco-Drive solar watch appeared to act up, I ordered an inexpensive solar watch to keep me on time during the interval of sending the Citizen in for repair, and waiting for its return.

Luckily, as described in the post I wrote on the subject, I figured out my watch merely needed to charge properly (see Out of Time). I then had an extra watch I likely wouldn’t need for years, if ever.

I’d chosen a really nice watch for under $35, a Casio® Tough Solar Analog/Digital. I set it on the bedroom window sill to keep charged against the far distant day when I might need it.

Casio solar watch

The Casio solar watch, left of my Fitbit (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

That day came sooner than I thought.

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Out of Time

By , March 12, 2018

Sunday, I tried to perform a chore I hate more than almost any other: I tried to change my watch to Daylight Saving Time.

I utterly despise Daylight Saving Time (see It’s Happening Again: Daylight Saving Time Returns to Screw Things Up). So, imagine how I felt when I discovered I couldn’t advance my watch an hour forward!

My watch is a Citizen Eco-Drive solar powered chronometer. I’ve had it for a long time. I’m still embarrassed to have spent so much for it; or was, until Sunday.

Citizen Eco-Drive watch

Mark’s trusty old Citizen Eco-Drive watch, catching some early spring rays (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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