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    Casio should copy Citizen and...

    Make ALL of their watches solar.
    Make it the standard like Eco Drive.
    There are many G Shocks i wanted but skipped because they are not solar
    I think it would benefit their clients and they will sell a lot more watches.
    .And because of the quantity made it would also mean it will cost Casio less to produce.
    It may be a stupid idea but i think it's the right direction.
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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    Not everyone wants solar and it would increase prices. Their business model works just fine for them. To paraphrase Spock, "The wants of the many, outweigh the wants of the few."



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    Did I miss something? I didn't realize all of Citizen's watches were solar now. But I agree, the increased cost wouldn't be a good thing. You have to think, many of Casio's "normal" customers buy the basic less-than-$20 models...

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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    That seems to be the direction they're headed. For now, I think implementing solar technology in every single model would probably drive up costs, and as I imagine their margins are pushed to the limits already, that probably wouldn't be the wisest step. As for selling more watches, it doesn't seem like they're having any trouble getting people to buy their current non-solar lineup...
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    Whether a G is solar or not isn't tops on my requirements list. I like it no question and have many, but buying a few batteries a year hasn't driven me over the edge yet. It wouldn't surprise me if Casio slowly shifts to a higher ratio of solars in the future though.
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    Then, why not do away with batteries altogether and create a digital winder mechanism. That would be green, but not cost to market model. It would change the company.

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    For some members here though -- like Steelerswit, and Kubr1ck -- they have so much inherent "bad-a**ery" that when they put on a bad-a** watch, the energy flows from them TO the watch, making the watch EVEN MORE bad-a**!!! Yes, it's a real scientific phenomenon that obscure mad scientists only recently discovered.

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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    for non-atomic Casio's I prefer a 10 yr battery. I figure I'm changing out a seals at 5 yrs or so anyway, why not just pop in a new battery at the same time. Plus Eco-drive bill themselves as not needing a battery but they do have a rechargeable battery, so to me if you have a long-life batt. it is pretty much the same. just make sure you recycle whatever batteries you might use :)

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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    I'll have a solar/atomic f-91w for $10 please
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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerswit View Post
    Then, why not do away with batteries altogether and create a digital winder mechanism. That would be green, but not cost to market model. It would change the company.

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    I think somebody did and they call it Kinetic.

    More to the OP's point, solar limits the watch face designs and is also capable of running down when insufficient light is received. Like when I stuffed mine in a drawer - with four kids in the house you didn't leave anything out.

    With continued development of efficiency and long lasting batteries many watches go five to ten years. So, why accept the limitations of solar when you can have the advantages of battery? And you don't waste dial space with a power reserve indicator. For that matter we wouldn't have to waste forum space on posts about "how do I charge my solar to High?" or "I charged my solar in broad daylight for weeks and now it's overheated faded and ruined."

    Don't we have better things to discuss, like how to shorten the strap?
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    Re: Casio should copy Citizen and...

    I am not a big fan of solar - keep in mind you eventually will have to change their rechargeable battery. I just like to put my watch on and go and not worry about having to leave it on the window sill for a few days or buy a flashlight to keep it charged. When it dies in 2 or 3+ yrs take a few minutes to put in a fresh lithium battery and away you go!! I have had a f105 since the mid 90's and am just on my second battery. Each to his own......
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