Top 10 Solar Powered Watches - 2021 Guide

If you're thinking of replacing your old watch in 2021 you might've already considered purchasing a solar powered watch.

Eliminating the need for batteries, these watches are powered entirely by light. The benefit of this is that light in renewable source of energy and has the potential to power your watch much longer than a tradition battery could.

With that in mind, here's the top 10 solar powered watches available in the UK in 2021.

1. Ice-Watch - White - Unisex

Price: £98.30

This interesting watch features an exclusive solar charging system which powers a quartz movement. Whenever it's exposed to natural or artificial light the battery will charge.

Pros

  • Large face makes it easy to read
  • Minimal packaging
  • Visually eye-catching

Cons

  • Not great for those with smaller wrists

ice solar watch

2. BERING Men's Analogue Solar Powered Watch

Price: £159

The BERING men's analogue solar powered watch is highly scratch-resistant making it a perfect long term replacement watch.

It's almost entirely made up of stainless steel, including the strap and is also water resistant up to a staggering 50m.

Pros

  • Water resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Incredibly precise time-keeping
  • Has a slim design

Cons

  • The luminous dials aren't very bright in darker surroundings
  • The stainless steel does make it slightly heavy
BERING Men's Analogue Solar Powered Watch

3. Seiko Mens Analogue Solar Powered Watch

Price: £200+

The Seiko men's analogue solar powered watch is one of the better performing solar powered watches on this list as a 9 hour exposure to light will charge it for roughly 10 months.

Pros

  • Versatile watch that goes with any outfit
  • Excellent charging capabilities
  • The dials move in 2 second intervals when the watch is low on battery to save energy

Cons

  • Isn't waterproof
  • Can be a bit fiddly when setting date and time

Seiko Mens Analogue Solar Powered Watch

4. Casio Collection Men's Watch AQ-S810W

Price: £43.99

This solar powered watch is water-resistant up to 100m and has a useful LED lit face. It's perfect for those who are active and is especially useful for hikes and treks in the countryside.

Pros

  • Water resistant up to 100m
  • Works well in any weather
  • Highly durable

Cons

  • Isn't immune to scratches and scuffs
  • The cosmetics can wear off pretty easily

Casio Collection Men's Watch AQ-S810W

5. Seiko Women's Analogue Classic Solar Powered Watch

Price: £119

This watch has a gold tone which is a nice, subtle colour. It's not too bright and the numbers on the face are clear to see. It sits comfortably on the wrist and looks very classy.

Pros

  • Looks visually appealing
  • Sits comfortably on the wrist
  • Slim design
  • Great customer service team

Cons

  • Doesn't contain a warranty or guarantee

women's solar powered watch

6. Pulsar PX3173X1 Stainless Steel Solar Powered Watch

Price: £69.99

This solar powered watch never needs a battery and can be powered by daylight or artificial light. It's water resistant and comes in a handy stainless steel protective case.

Pros

  • Water resistant up to 100m
  • Very stylish
  • The strap is easily adjustable

Cons

  • Comes in plastic packaging

pulsar solar watch

7. BERING Womens Analogue Solar Powered Watch with Stainless Steel Strap

Price: £152.57

The BERING watch has a highly scratch-resistant and flat sapphire crystal covering the blue sun-ray dial. Any kind of light will charge it and when fully charged it runs for 6-12 months.

Pros

  • Visually appealing
  • Nicely sized for all wrist sizes
  • Light and comfortable to wear

Cons

  • Strap is a bit annoying to adjust
  • The blue face makes telling the time slightly tough in darker conditions

BERING Womens Analogue Watch with Stainless Steel Strap

8. Seiko Mens Analogue Classic Solar Powered Watch with Stainless Steel Strap SNE034P1

Price: £119