Telling Time With The Sun – Solar Power Old School

The sun has been helping people tell time for centuries. Back long ago sailors used to tell time with sun dials. Of course everyone used sun dials not just sailors but everyone worldwide. The sun would cast a shadow on the dial and people used the shadow to tell the time of day. Telling time with the sun is solar power old school. Most people think of solar power as a power source to power lights and gadgets but actually solar power has been around for centuries.

I always thought that if the sun was involved in making something work, well that item or gadget must be solar powered so if you need sunshine to power a sun dial it must also be solar powered.

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After doing a little research on new solar gadgets I ran across a SunWatch Astrology Sundial Pendant Necklace that I thought was pretty neat. I thought it would be great to have one when hiking or camping. You never know when your wrist watch may break or the battery may give up and if you are camping or hiking you may be miles away from a jewelry store.

The SunWatch Astrology Pendant Necklace is also kind of a novelty item as well. It is one of those conversation pieces you can talk about around the campfire at night. Besides who do you know that has one already? This necklace is kind of a new take on a very old concept of telling time with the sun.

Besides this will probably be the only watch you will ever own that does’nt need a battery or never needs winding.This watch comes with a lanyard so you can wear it around your neck so it is easily accessible although you could carry it in your pocket but we all know what happens to metal objects when you carry them in your pocket. They become worn and you would’nt be able to read the numbers and symbols on the watch any more.

The SunWatch Sundial Pendant Necklace comes with (get this) a 1000 year warranty. I could’nt hardly believe it either but that is what it say’s. This would be the perfect gift for that hiker or camper that has everything and really needs nothing but you want to get them something anyway. Oh did i mention it also comes with complete instructions. Without instructions I would be totally lost I don’t have a clue how to read a sundial.

The SunWatch Sundial Pendant Necklace sells for 22.95 at Amazon(my affiliate). Remember the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Once again I would like to thank you for reading and I hope this article was helpful. Michael Cox

Have you ever wondered how solar gadgets work? Check out my article on the science of solar  If you have comments or questions please put them in the reply section below.

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