Having been the owner of a 20 year old Citizen Eco Drive analogue Chrono that charges up in about an hour even today and is still chugging along after all these years I am a little concerned. It has never stopped and the date is still spot on ( perpetual wins every day ) but was citizen that much ahead of their time that even today casio is still not as good .
About 2 weeks ago I bought a Riseman, I live in Thailand and the watch is made here it is not old stock and it was new, it does not have Atomic ( you cant buy those here for some strange reason ) and I love the watch but....
After using it for the last two weeks it ran down to M and I thought even though we are in winter we do have at least 3 days of sun each week why has it run down ... In any event I put it outside today for 6 hrs in direct Thai sun and when It came in the indicator was on H .. HOWEVER only for about 1 hr then it dropped back again.
Is this normal , if so it seems very inefficient to me and Citizen have the technology much better sorted than casio .. comments would be good I am an engineer so I know the score of Solar , but how have others found this watch to charge up maybe something is a little wrong with it, if not am I wrong to think 6 hrs should be enough for a long time charge.