Citizen Eco-Drive Watches
When Karen started to look for just the right watch line to bring to K.Hollis Jewelers she set out to find the best line that combined style, quality and affordability and she found it with the Citizen Eco-Drive Watch line.
Citizen provides KHollis customers with a great selection of watches - for teenagers, men, women, dress watches, casual watches, dive watches, and just about everything in between.
We carry a large selection in the store, but if we don't have the perfect watch in stock, we can order it for you and have it ready for pick up within a couple days.
About Citizen Eco-Drive Watches
Citizen Eco-Drive watches use the simplest, yet most technically advanced power generating and storage system in the Watch Manufacturing Industry. A Solar conversion panel and energy cell are the power provider for these Quartz Watches. Eco-Drive's ability to use light from any source to generate electrical power means that the supply is limitless and free. The absence of any added complex power generating machinery that would require additional upkeep is another big advantage.
What is a solar panel?
The Eco-Drive watch uses a microns thin disc of amorphous Silicon under the dial to convert light energy into electrical energy through the photovoltaic process. The electrical energy is then stored in a special energy storage cell . The charging is done in a more efficient manner than was ever before thought possible. Because of this newly developed technology, it is now practical to use a wide variety of attractive dials.
How is energy stored in my Eco-Drive?
A special Eco-Drive energy storage cell is used to store the electricity from the converted light energy. The high quality of the cell precludes it from being affected from the regular charge/discharge cycle as with an ordinary battery. With normal care and exposure to light, the owner can be assured of a lifetime of reliable and trouble free power. As an added benefit to the environment, the energy cell contains none of the chemicals used in ordinary watch batteries.
How long will the Eco Drive energy storage cell last in my watch?
The rechargeble cell featured in Eco Drive watches is a highly specialized unit that will last a lifetime of use. Many times, it is incorrectly referred to as a "capacitor".
It is highly unusual for these cells to fail. Most commonly, if an Eco Drive is stopping it is more indicative of a low charge. If it is running slow, it may indicate it is time to have the movement serviced.