The Eco-drive is actually a battery-powered quartz watch ... but the battery is rechargeable, and is recharged by solar power through the watch face. Hence the "leave it in the light" advice.
Originally Posted by elsmooth
(As with any rechargeable battery, the battery in this will eeeeeeventually wear out and need replacing, but not for a long long time. If you let the battery totally discharge (by leaving it somewhere dark) the battery life is shortened, but if kept more-or-less fully charged the battery life is maximized.
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