If you aren’t a tiny doll with a miniature screwdriver, getting a dead watch battery replaced is the worst. Not only do you have to hunt down that little old man in the jewelry store, but you become even later than usual — or is that just me? The hip SmileSolar watch slices through those excuses like a timekeeping Zorro by running completely on the sun:
Citizen Eco-Drive solar watches may be out of your price range (not that you can’t afford a $325 watch, Kanye), but thankfully its more affordable imprint, Q&Q, sells the SmileSolar for only $40. The watches used to only be available in Japan, but as with cat cafés, our patience has been rewarded. ME-OW:
All that’s required of you is to set the time, and decide which of the 15 different colors and patterns you want strapped to your wrist. Made from partly recycled materials, the watches are all waterproof to an impressive depth of 164 feet. And after a full charge they’ll keep running for about three and a half months without seeing the sun again.
Guess I have to own up to my chronic tardiness now. THANKS, SmileSolar.
Cheap, Colorful Solar-Powered Watches That Require No Maintenance, Gizmodo.