Written on: 24/11/2012 by Themanc26
I bought my mega solar with a broken leather strap back in 1998 from a friend who'd owned for some time before then. Since then I've hanged the battery once(and the strap obviously) and it still works perfectly. It's kept on the window sill when it's not being worn, so the sun keeps of charged, which isn't very often, special occasions and parties mainly. A good looking time piece that is set to last me some time yet. I have absolutely no regrets. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2012 by markcogley (1 review written)
I purchased this watch in 1997 with my redundancy money and it is still in perfect working order and mint condition and still in daily use. I have always kept it in the window when not wearing so day light keeps it charged up. And its now 15 Years old and as good as the day I purchased it. no 9148317 What more can I add brilliant ;-) (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2012 by Whatever101
I was given my Junghans Mega Solar when I was in my early 20s and it has been amazing for the last 20 years or so! I have had a new battery put in once and also got a new ceramic strap (upgrade from the leather one) by John Vincent. It does seem to stop working every ten years or so, but that's fine with me. The wonderful thing is that you can travel the world and change the hours with a few pushes of the side buttons. I love it! (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2012 by jdricho47 (2 reviews written)
I purchased my Junghans Mega Solar Ceramic around 2001, I loved it, it did everything I expected, looked good, worked good. BUT: 2010 new rubber inserts needed in the strap - very expensive. 2012, it doesn't work and I find out that there is a common, expensive fault that rears its ugly head at about 8-10 yrs old. Therefore a very nice, but not inexpensive watch, requires costly attention to the strap every 8yrs and even more costly attention to the mechanism every 8-10yrs. This is not what... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2011 by StephenMM (1 review written)
My wife bought this for me as a birthday present about 8 years ago and I was expecting it to last for a long time. Earlier this year it started to lose time, and the shop where we bought it said it needed a new rechargeable battery - costing about 5x what a standard battery would have cost. It ran for two or three months after that and now no more. My wife and I both called Junghans and got the same story: the (presumably extra lightweight) solar mechanism needs replacing AND THIS IS NORMAL... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2011 by EdChed (1 review written)
I got a Mega Solar Ceramic as an engagement present from my wife. After 9 years and it still looks like new. The watch is made from very good quality materials, ceramic body with saphire glass which is why there is not a mark on it. And now for the but... It no longer keeps time and the hands freeze at certain times. Having discussed this with an authorised Junghans repairer, I was advised it is probably the movement worn and will cost £160 to fix. What shocked me more was that they advised... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011 by BJohnD (1 review written)
Bought the Junghans Mega Solar Ceramic approx 15 years ago as a 'best' watch. I have worn every day since, the strap broke 2 years ago & I had it repaired.
It still looks brand new, altough after 15 years the buttons don't work so well & the date display looks cloudy, so I'll have to send it of to be serviced. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2011
My Mega Solar ceramic watch has not been reliable. Three problems
1. Ceramic strap broke after 1 month.
2. Date display faulty (went cloudy)after 1 year.
3. The automatic time sychonization failed after 2 years.
I also travel to India a lot and the watch cannot cope with 0.5 hour time zones. Very frustrating.
Overall, an expensive disappointment.
KS (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2010
I bought my 'Mega Solar' Ceramic watch in 1999.
It has superb almost date-less styling, and has performed faultlessly over the past ten years.
I have had to return it just once to Junghans, because I forgot to take it off before snorkelling, Deeeeeeer!
The case is original and it still looks brand new. Fantastic watch.
Written on: 08/06/2010
Looks beutiful, behaves perfectly - not one problem in 18 months to date. Keeps time to the second and the materials are first rate. I am a sucker for anything unusual and this is certainly one of those items!
I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2010 by magic mike (1 review written)
I bought this Junghans Megasolar Watch in 2001. I always wanted a radio controlled,solar powered watch and this was it! All black, which I thought was rather different,it always looked stylish in a restrained sort of way. In hindsite, I would probably go for stainless steel, as the black finish has been gradually wearing off the strap over the years and rather spoils the 'neat and tidy' impression.The summertime/wintertime automatic change is brilliant because I can never remember which way... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2006 by ERP Guy (30 reviews written)
The Junghans Mega Solar watch is a good looking watch that uses solar power to charge the battery, and updates the time via a radio transmitter in Germany. It changes to and from BST automatically.
Changing time to account for time zones is very simple with the press of a button. (read more)
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