Hi, just wondering how you keep your topped up during these cloudy winter months?
I use this little 5w cree torch (flashlight)
It runs on 3xAAA rechargeable batteries - this gives around 300 lumens for 1 hour, then approximately 100 lumens for another hour or so before the batteries finally give up.
The watch never gets hot (cree bulbs seem to run much cooler than old halogen) and because it's a snug fit, there's very little light escape the watch's solar panel.
I find that if I do this a couple of times a week the watch never drops off high battery level, even if I don't show it any natural daylight. No biggie for me as I can leave the watch charging without supervision.
I'd like to know if this method is widely used or if any other methods are popular - or "gulp" I'm a just a bit weird and the only one doing this ???