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    Question Collectors with Solar Watches

    To collectors or even non-collectors with solar watches:
    a) How often and for how long do you expose your solar watch to a light source to charge the batteries?
    b) What light source do you use (direct sunlight, sunlight through window, incandescent lamp, fluorescent lamp, halogen lamp)?

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    My solar is also atomic. I just leave it on the window sill when not being worn. Gets a signal every morning and stays fully charged.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    Mine arrived on full charge, but I let it spend several hours a day on the windowsill in the sun for a few days to be sure. Now I put it on the windowsill for several hours once every one to two weeks. It's never been lower than on the full charge mark yet.

    Mine is also atomic, but it seems to update fine where ever I put it, including in a drawer.
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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    I just put my two G-5600s in the box, and let them go to sleep. They've always woken up on 'full' so far.
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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    I leave mine on my bureau, away from direct sunlight. All that is needed is a light source. Direct sunlight can accelerate fading & hardening/cracking of non-metallic parts of the watch. Never had any issues with indirect bright light.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    Mine just sit on top of my dresser, across the room from the nearest window. They get just enough light to keep the batteries charged.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    Each weekend I leave mine on a windowsill for about 4 hours. All have stayed on 'full' so far.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    I only expose my solars to direct sunlight whenever I wear them from time to time. Some get more sulight than others depending upon the season. They are in full charge always so i don't need to place them near any window at all. They rest in my watch boxes inside a drawers chest.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    According to the manual for my Seiko solar diver, 3 hours in full sunlight will fully charge the batteries for 6 months.

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    Re: Collectors with Solar Watches

    I don't think it's a good idea to frequently expose solar models under direct sunlight, the heat might damage the inside parts, and probably cause gradual discoloration of the strap/bezel.

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