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  • Remove back
  • Locate battery and note installation details.
  • Identify type (number)
  • Obtain replacement battery
  • Install new battery
  • Check operation
  • Reinstall back
  • Set time, etc.
OR,
Pay a jeweler a few bucks to replace it

Seiko Watches | Answered on Oct 25, 2016


You may need to reset it. Unfortunately, this can not be done without taking the unit apart. I fixed ours yesterday when the screen was blank, by replacing the internal battery. Part of that process is resetting the clock.

This might solve your problem and so, I have included my full instructions for replacing the battery.

You will need a small phillips screw driver, a paperclip and a new battery. ( a CR2032 works fine and can be bought anywhere)
Keep in mind, you will be handling some electronics, so keeping static discharges to a minimum is a good idea.
*Place the unit face down on a table.
*Remove the battery cover and batteries.
*Using tape, cover the two switch sliders located on the sides of the unit so they stay in place when you remove the back.
*Remove the three screws inside the battery bay and the four longer screws on the main body.
*Before you gently seperate the back from the front, take note of the two battery connections that are on the outer edge of the battery box and are opposite of the strap brackets. These will need to be coaxed through the plastic as you pull the back off. You will also need to manipulate/open the paper roll cover.
*Remove the back cover.
*The top circuit board and printer are connected to the lower circuit board and front cover by a white ribbon cable and wires to a switch. Gently lay the top circuit board and printer to the side, being careful not to unlpug the cables.
*Locate the battery, it is standing on edge. Note the orientation.
*Straighten the paperclip and make a hook so you can remove the battery.
*Install the new battery, taking care to not bend the connectors.
*A label on the inside of the back cover details the reset procedure. Locate the AC and + on the lower circuit board.
*Use the paperclip to make an electrical connection between those two points.
*Reassemble the unit in reverse fashion.
*Pay attention to the switches on the top circuit board and the slots they fit into. These are the black switch sliders that were taped to the side.
*The printer assembly should set into place.
*Reinstall the back cover, coaxing the battery connections through their respective holes.

I hope this solves your problem.

Seiko S149... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016


I have the same, assume the watch battery is gone. Handbook says the whole timer has to go to a dealer to replace the battery.. the printer batteries are easily replacable, I wonder why they made the watch battery such a costly deal?

Seiko S149... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016


If you go to "www.sportscounters.com/seiko-s149-stopwatch-printer-all-in-one" you will see a telephone number, try calling them for advice.

(This problem is fairly common after replacing batteries, so I suspect that there is a procedure for resetting the timer.)

Seiko S149... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016


The LCD is having issues. The Seiko Service Center is the only place to repair this watch. Contact them at:

(800) 722-4452

Seiko S149... | Answered on Oct 18, 2016


  • Remove back
  • Find battery mounting
  • Identify battery type

Seiko Watches | Answered on Sep 06, 2016


http://www.seikowatches.com/support/ib/index.html
try this link below
http://seikousa.com/support/watch-instructions/?language=0

Seiko Watches | Answered on Sep 05, 2016


Honestly? Take it to walmart the jewelry dept can pop the back off and tell you. BONUS, have the battery to change it! :)

Seiko Watches | Answered on Sep 05, 2016


Bill, when you say "does not work" I am going to guess you mean that the second hand does not sweep as it should, so you do not have an accurate indication of remaining capacitor charge.
There are many other malfunctions of the Indicator on a Seiko Kinetic but I am guessing that is your current watches malfunction.
The button at 2 o'clock depresses a tiny lever inside the watch, and that in turn releases a discharge from the capacitor.
The strength of that discharge swings the indicator.
The lever itself is very very small, and can be misaligned, very commonly after capacitor replacement.
Actual breakage of the lever is quite rare.
Does the button have a definite detente when you press it?
Or is it instead like pushing on Jello.
Is the button spring loaded such that it returns to the neutral state on its own?
It is actually a quick diagnosis for anyone familiar with Kinetics; as a quick peek will tell if a broken lever, absent button gasket, need of lubricant, etc.

Seiko Kinetic... | Answered on Aug 12, 2016


Taking out the old one will tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seiko Watches | Answered on Aug 04, 2016


Eugene, SR920W battery, nice watch, I would just take it into a local jewelers and have them replace battery, would not be that expensive and save you the hassle. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
2PC Energizer 371 370 SR920W SR920SW Silver Oxide Battery
Energizer Batteries 371 370 SR920W SR920SW Silver Oxide Watch Battery On...
https://www.seikowatches.com/support/ib/pdf/Analogue_E.pdf

Seiko SGF204... | Answered on Aug 04, 2016


That is way too fast for a Seiko Kinetic. There is no adjustment to slow it down. With time of course it might run slower as the gears get dirty. Maybe Seiko will replace the movement, worth asking

Seiko Kinetic... | Answered on Jun 09, 2016


check seiko website for manual but we do not value items here http://seikousa.com/index.php

Seiko Watches | Answered on May 30, 2016


By a watch repairman. The nut that tightens the hand to the shaft has loosened enough to allow the hand to slip slightly.

Seiko Watches | Answered on May 29, 2016


http://www.seiko.co.uk/customer-support/support/instruction-booklets
the date might be out as the time might be out by 12 hours .
model is on back of watch put it in the above web site link and get an instruction manual
Good luck !

Seiko Watches | Answered on Apr 03, 2016


If you can have both clocks running at same time, yes but they'll be on different screens. you just have to go back and forth between screens.

Seiko Watches | Answered on Apr 03, 2016

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