Re: Solar vs. Seiko Kinetic vs. Battery?
since a protrek PRG-80YT with CTL1616 solar battery (found on most modern casio solar watches) died on me for no obvious reason, i am sceptical about the whole solar thing.
i think solar IS an improvement in "regular" watches (no ABC type) over those mini-silver-oxide battery cells which require every two years or so a change.
in my opinion solar IS NOT an improvement on watches which already run on a CR2016, CR2025, CR2032 or even bigger 3 volt lithium battery, that will last for many, many years (in "regular" watches). i also came to the conclusion, that solar batteries are simply out of place in ABC watches where is lots of power required and a quick battery change might be necessary. I know there are lots of people who think otherwise but this based on my experience and my opinion.
i can't tell anything about kinetic watches, since i don't have one. if i am not mistaken, the power is stored in a capacitor, rather than a battery. i don't know if one technique is better over the other but one thing is for sure: with a kinetic watch, one is even more autarkic - all whats needed is movement of the arm.
Last edited by cal..45; February 13th, 2010 at 19:54.
The big difference between an analog and a digital watch:
- An analog watch is an interpreter (about 10-11 minutes to eleven)
- A digital watch leaves no room for interpretation but only facts (10:58:50)