The best solar watches for men don’t just offer freedom dead batteries, they also happen to be some of the slickest—and most wallet-friendly—timepieces on the market. Introduced in the ‘70s as an upgrade to the era’s cutting-edge digital watches, the idea of powering a watch entirely using ambient light hasn’t lost one shred of appeal in the last five decades; quite the contrary. As watch brands scramble to make their products more eco-friendly, cutting dependence on disposable watch batteries has led to a bumper crop of stylish solar timepieces, from burly G-Shocks to dressy Seikos to classic divers. The shift to solar isn’t just happening at the entry-level, either. Cartier dropped a solar version of its iconic Tank in 2020 and this year TAG Heuer introduced its first-ever solar-powered dive watch, the Aquaracer Solargraph. With long waiting lists for the Cartier, and the TAG Heuer expected in stores later this year, however, there are plenty of other stylish ways to get on the solar train. Check out the selects below for our top picks, and bask in the satisfaction of never having to buy another watch battery again.
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