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Thread: Seiko Kinetic owners, battery life?

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    Craftsman
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    Seiko Kinetic owners, battery life?

    I got my watch back from being serviced and fitted with a new battery but once fully charged (ie 30secs) it only lasts a week before it goes down to 20secs.

    Anyone have any ideas how long theirs lasts from a full charge? I mailed the place I got it changed and the wishy washy reply was they are all different. Yeah ok but different by a day or a month, give me a clue.

    Oh and if anyone wants to know how to modify a watch winder to charge kinetics I've done it and it's easy so don't go buying a modified one for twice the price.

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    Just had mine changed by seiko and it’s the same (only £30)
    It shows full charge for a week or 2 and then the charge indicator drops to the next stage.
    These need to be worn on a regular basis

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    Journeyman
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    I’ve had two kinetics and in my experience they would only remain fully charged as long as I wore them daily. If I stopped wearing for few days it would go to the 20 second mark. And this is with a brand new battery.


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    Master
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    Mine's far worse than that (its old and probably on its death bed...) so yours sounds like its working fine to me! As people have said, you have to wear it regularly to keep it charged.

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    OK good stuff, at least I now know it's normal and charging/discharging as expected.

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    much as i love some kinetic models, it seems to me if buying quartz then solar is the way to go these days, bigger power reserves and you can just plonk it on a windowsill if it's a bit low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    much as i love some kinetic models, it seems to me if buying quartz then solar is the way to go these days, bigger power reserves and you can just plonk it on a windowsill if it's a bit low.
    I agree with this.
    When they were released kinetic were a really good idea, accuracy of quartz but with out the ‘short’ battery life.
    Solar powered watches have really improved in recent years and this is now the best recharging technology for quartz.

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