Why won't my "solar" powered watch charge/work any more?
Some of these eco-drive watches use a swinging weight self winding mechanism (albeit through a generator) or a solar cell under the dial, some use both. Either way the capacitor is the thing that holds the charge and once that fails it will need replacing. Sometimes not as straight forward as replacing a battery as you nay have to remove the auto weight and sometimes usually on the solar ones its just a case of popping it out and a new one in. They are quite difficult to identify and get hold of but they do differ from normal batteries as they come with 1 of the contacts attached to them to prevent fitting an ordinary battery by mistake
Feb 02, 2013 |