Seiko Stresses The Positive Environmental Impact Of Their Watches
Seiko watches of Japan has launched a new website intended on educating consumers on how many Seiko timepieces are environmentally friendly. How can watches negatively effect the environment? It really comes down to the disposal of batteries in basic quartz watches. Battery powered quartz watches require battery changes each few years. With the majority of watches around being quartz powered, that means tons and tons of batteries disposed as garbage each year. While small in size, the volume adds up, and is especially important as batteries can sometimes contain harmful chemicals.
While Seiko still makes normal quartz watches, the new site called Seiko Clean Energy, emphasizes how four watch movement types they utilize will not contribute (as much) to battery waste. None of these four movement types are new, but the intent of the website is to specifically promote the potential earth-friendliness of the those products. Seiko Spring Drive and mechanical movement watches don't have batteries at all, so they will never contribute to battery waste. These two movement types represent Seiko's highest-end products. Seiko Kinetic and Solar movement watches are technically quartz movements, but have batteries that recharge natively inside of the movement (they will really only contribute to waste if the watches themselves are thrown away). Seiko is dedicated to educating consumers, and with today's focus on energy efficiency and planet friend products, Seiko is communicating how they can contribute.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.