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My Kinetic watch stopped working.

I recently left my Seiko Kinetic watch on my dresser for several days only to come back and find that it wasn't working. I have always worn it and only taken it off before bed and then back on in the morning. I shook it for about an hour and a half only to have the charge scale go up to the quarter level mark. The next day it stopped mid day. I shook it for quite a while after that with no results. What can I do to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    my kinetic watch from seiko is stopped working after i didn't wear it for several months. what I i do? HELP!!!!! it was cost me 500.00 dollars back then..... that made me mad. :(

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I highly suspect and probably you also suspect that the energy storage capacitor needs to be replaced. My experience in working on these is that they are only good for about 3-4 years. I only replace with a new Seiko Lithum Ion battery. Check www.timelywatchrepair.com

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