Seiko Kinetic

Jerry Freedman

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I have worn my Seiko Kinetic for nearly five years. I have never had a problem. Now I am starting to hears some tales of failed capacitors. They also seem to be the subject of putdowns by some watchmakers I know. Have any of you heard any similar stories?
 

Jerry Freedman

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I have worn my Seiko Kinetic for nearly five years. I have never had a problem. Now I am starting to hears some tales of failed capacitors. They also seem to be the subject of putdowns by some watchmakers I know. Have any of you heard any similar stories?
 

Dave Haynes

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Most watch guys, including me, hate quartz movement watches. I do, however, like the Seiko Kinetics. The achilles heel of most quartz watches is that they are poorly cased and must be opened every couple of years for a new battery. Seiko has always cased their watches well, which is the reason you find so many 20 year old Seikos still plugging along.
Additionally, they don't need batteries so
they don't get a dose of lint, body crumbs
and other debris when a battery is placed.
My wife's kinetic has worked well for six years and probably will continue for many more. I like them.
 

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