Swiss Military Solar Powered Men's Watch - SMS34073.08
Swiss Made Watch
Official Licensed Product of the Swiss Confederation
SOLAR POWER technology
For centuries, light has been used to measure time. In its collection of watches, Swiss Military by Chrono implements modern SOLAR POWER technology in order to create an outstanding product. The interplay between tradition and innovation internalises ecological awareness whilst maintaining a high standard of reliability, precision and vibrancy.
Light as a source of power
SOLAR POWER technology uses natural or artificial light as operating power. The dial of the watch channels the light to the subjacent solar cell which collects and converts it into electricity. The latter activates the motor of the watch so that excess energy charges the integrated battery. Having been charged completely, the watch, therefore, has the capacity to run in the dark for several months (power reserve).
Away with battery replacement
SOLAR POWER technology makes cumbersome battery replacements redundant. Through the impulse of the natural propulsion of light, your watch continues to run reliably and with the highest precision.
Ecology and sustainability
Conventional quartz watches have one characteristic in common: they run with the help of disposable batteries. SOLAR POWER technology is a clean, ecological source of power. Even though the climate is not going to change thanks to this technology, your purchase of a solar-powered watch makes a statement on the importance of protecting the environment and our climate.
Case Diameter: 42mm
Case Thickness: 10mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Strap Material: Silicone
Strap Colour: Black
Dial Colour: Blue
Movement Type: High precision solar-powered quartz
Special Features: Solar Powered
Glass: Extra hardened K1 mineral crystal with sapphire coating
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100 metres)
Warranty: 5 Year International Manufacturer's Warranty
Throughout the world, SWISS MILITARY watches manufactured by Chrono AG are well known for their outstanding design and quality. The timepieces of sportive look and adventurous spirit suit those who lead an active lifestyle, be this in business or during leisure time. The brand and its timepieces are symbols of the intrinsic and highly esteemed Swiss values of precision and quality.
Since 1994 Chrono AG has worked hard to establish its brand Swiss Military by Chrono internationally. Today, well-known and highly appreciated for its timepieces made in the spirit of the true Swiss Made values, the brand occupies a firm position in over 40 countries. As official licensed product, Swiss Military by Chrono joins forces with the Swiss Confederation in establishing the image of the Swiss Military brand in a global context – reliability, precision, quality and innovation being its trademarks.
Chrono AG is an efficient and independent Swiss family-owned company which has been creating timepieces in the spirit of the valuable Swiss watchmaking tradition for over 35 years. This allows for SWISS MILITARY by Chrono to draw from a solid foundation of experience in the watchmaking business. A team of approximately 50 employees from design, watchmaking and marketing work hand in hand to create the SWISS MILITARY by Chrono collections.
From the first design of a watch to the finished product, all production steps are executed and monitored at the headquarters in the beautiful town of Solothurn. In the spirit of the Swiss watchmaking tradition, Chrono commit themselves to manufacturing all of their watches according to the official Swiss Made regulations – a label which stands for high quality craftsmanship, technical know-how, innovation and competence, as well as aesthetic values. In so doing, they not only strive to uphold the unrivalled reputation of Swiss Made watches but also aim at providing the consumer with the best choice of a high-quality timepiece. All SWISS MILITARY by Chrono watches are equipped with movements of the renowned Swiss movement producer ETA, Ronda and Sellita.
Precise work done by hand is at the heart of Chronos watchmaking skills. The watchmakers have been extensively trained and are professionals in their field. Each watch is assembled, controlled and packaged manually. This is how they guarantee the «Swiss Made» quality of the watches.
What is Water Resistance?
Every watch is designed differently and the individual design of each watch determines how resistant to water pressure that watch is. You should always check the water resistance measure of a watch before using it, so you can decide when to wear it and when to take it off.
What is the ATM?
The ATM of a watch is short for Atmospheres and is a measure of the level of water pressure a watch is designed to withhold. A higher ATM means that a watch can withhold more water pressure, whilst a lower ATM mean that it was designed to withstand less pressure.
Metres: A Common Misconception
The ATM or water resistance of a watch can also be expressed as a number of metres, such as 10 metres. This does not mean that a watch can be taken 10 metres below sea level - although that is a common misconception. It is simply the number of times the pressure at sea level a watch can withstand without letting water in. For example, a watch with an ATM of 1 can withstand 10m of pressure, whilst a watch with an ATM of 5 can withstand 50m of pressure.
Using Your Watch in Water
The ATM of your watch will allow you to determine how and where you can use your watch. The ATM is usually engraved on the case-back of every watch. If you're having trouble finding it you may need to visit the watch manufacturer's website or contact them directly. You can use the chart below to guide you on using your watch in water. For example, if your watch has an ATM of 5, you can safely use it when you're washing hands and if it's raining outside, but you should not take it swimming or diving.
Swimming With Your Watch
The Watch Factory recommends purchasing a watch of at least 20ATM if you wish to wear your watch whilst swimming. Wearing a watch with a lower ATM whilst swimming may not always damage the watch, however we urge on the side of caution due to the delicate nature of watches.
Water Getting Into Your Watch
The internal mechanisms that keep your watch ticking are protected from water by the case, crown and seals that prevent water from getting in. Damage to any of these parts of your watch may void your watch's water resistance and cause moisture to get in. A common issue is when the crown has come loose and the seal has been damaged, which allows moisture to get in. If you believe that there is any damage to your watch, it is best to get it assessed by a watch maker who can check the water resistance is intact.
5 YEAR WARRANTY
This Swiss Military by Chrono watch comes with a 5 Year International Manufacturer's Warranty. The warranty guruantees that it will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use from the date of purchase until expiration of the warranty.
30 DAY RETURNS
Not what you expected! No worries! Send it back within 30 days for a refund or exchange.
Refund or Exchange
We accept change of mind returns within 30 days for either a refund or exchange to a different watch.
Returning your item is as easy as submitting your return via our Returns Centre and sending it back to us!
We accept returns that are:
- Returned to us within 30 days of delivery
- Not worn, damaged, altered or used in any way
- Returned with the original watch's undamaged packaging
View our full Returns Policy.
Original postage and gift-wrapping fees are non-refundable.