Tip & How-To about Seiko Watches
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.
Posted by Stan... on
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