We explained in a recent blog post about Eco-Drive technology in Citizen watches and exactly how it works … We also looked at why it is even great for the timekeeping needs of people who live in caves meditating! But the Eco-Drive watches also have quite a few more worldly benefits to them.
Not having to change batteries is one of the natural advantages of solar powered items like watches and calculators. However, often the technology lets down the concept. You can find with low-quality cheap solar-powered models that you would much rather have the inconvenience of changing batteries in your watch, than that of never knowing what the real time is, because the power mechanism is letting you down. This doesn’t happen with Eco-Drive watches – if there’s one thing Citizen knows, it is how to create a quality watch.
In our environmentally-conscious times, batteries can be a real problem in landfill. Chemicals and acid are not the best things for either the dirt they are buried in or the people they contact. So, every thing we can do to reduce these impacts helps – even tiny little watch-battery sized things!