Seiko Watches - Page 2 - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Where do I purchase a
you can call Seiko and they will sell you a new strap, though fair warning they are not cheap. You can also if you want just any watch band not having to be the exact band , try a watch repair shop and they should be able find one that fits.
on May 11, 2018
Replacing the Battery/Capacitor of a Seiko Kinetic watch
There are some articles and videos circulating recently about replacing a Seiko Kinetic Capacitor with a common Silver Oxide battery, the type used in common watches.
In a word: Don't.
I have replaced over 200 Seiko Kinetic Capacitors (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "battery") and am very comfortable discussing the right way to get a Kinetic running correctly, versus the wrong way.
Can you remove the Kinetic's rotor and put in a Silver Oxide battery the same size as the previous Capacitor and your watch will work? Possibly.
Will you install the new battery upside-down? Very likely.l
If you touch any of the vital contacts inside the watch with the battery will it fry your watch? Possibly.
Will the watch overheat or burn? Possibly. Typical batteries don't have the inner chemical makeup of a Lithium-Titanium Capacitor.
Is the pendulum that is weighted and designed to turn the rotor going to be negatively affected? Probably.
The cost of a correct Seiko Kinetic Capacitor has dropped dramatically, reputable sources like Amazon now sell genuine Seiko Capacitor kits for about 20 dollars.
Why risk a 400 dollar watch to save 10 dollars on a battery.
Let me know if you have any general questions about Seiko Kinetic Capacitors and/or Batteries.
There is a lot of inaccurate information floating around, which can be expensive.
on Mar 11, 2018 | Seiko Kinetic watch
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