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How to change battery
mcdevito75 here, With the tools and time and effort required to change the battery yourself, the best bet is to have a small watch repair shop in your area do the job., Add to that you may need a special size battery.
on Jul 01, 2010
My seiko orange monster gains about 5 min every 30 min
dont do anything!the watch needs service.perhaps somehow the watch fallen in a hard surface and something moved or broke in the balance wheel.the hairspring the pallet or the wheel have serious damage.to have your watch healthy wateresistance and accurate try to find a seiko authorized service center to repair your watch!
on Mar 15, 2010
Seiko divers watch skx033
unthread the crown winding,the crown is threaded,first you do pull the crown half not full,for day and date adjusment..second pull full is hour and minutes setting,thats it,.when setting is done, push while winding the crown so it lock..rate me as fixya..
on Aug 07, 2008
Seiko dive watch - s/n 530687 8123-7190
What battery does this watch take?
Unfortunately, the Seiko website does not have a serial number lookup, so you'll have to identify the model. The "8123-7190" is what Seiko calls the "caliber code." Entering that on the page linked below will narrow down the model number list for you. Clicking on the link for your model will give you the instructions in PDF format. The instructions for your model tell you what size battery to use. For example, the manual for the 8F32 states on page 11 that the battery size for that model is CR2412. (Note - be sure to get the correct instructions; different models have different battery sizes.) "Automatic" Divers watches have no battery, they are powered by a spring mechanism.
on Sep 28, 2018
Do not test a Seiko Kinetic Capacitor with a battery tester
The Seiko Kinetic watches use a Capacitor (rechargeable battery) that costs
between 16 and 30 dollars.)
They drain drastically if they are tested using a typical battery tester using 2 prongs to get a reading. It shortens the life of a capacitor significantly.
Don't ruin a good capacitor by testing it with a battery tester.
You already know if it is doing the "2 second Tango" the capacitor is depleted and needs replacement.
A lot of Kinetics sold used will tick when worn and a little while after being taken off the wrist, but then stop.
Those are depleted capacitors, that need to be replaced.
If it is a 10 second Indicator swing replace the capacitor within a few weeks.
A 20 second swing is good for months in most modern Kinetics.
The Kinetic capacitor will not be at full charge when first installed.
Either wear the watch you installed the new capacitor in for a few days,
or put it on an electric toothbrush charger for a few hours, and it will reach maximum charge.
on Jul 15, 2018 | Seiko Watches
Money saving Tip about Seiko Kinetics
Seiko makes genuine Seiko capacitors for the various Seiko Kinetic watches.
The Seiko capacitor 3023 5MZ is about 16 dollars on Amazon right now, it fits the 5M42 and 5M43 Kinetic.
The Seiko capacitor 3023 44Z is about 26 dollars on Amazon. It is for the 5M62 and 5M63 Kinetic models.
However the less expensive 3023 5MZ replaces the 3023 44Z for 10 dollars less.
And also comes with the 2 accessories I like to replace when I install a new capacitor, the metal hold-down, and the Mylar insulator.
The 3023 44Z, although more expensive, does not include either.
Both capacitors are the TC920S.
Don't waste money buying the 3023 44Z.
Get the 3023 5MZ instead. It is 10 dollars cheaper and the same thing.
(Use plastic tweezers always, and don't touch the contacts, ever.)
on Jul 15, 2018 | Seiko Watches
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