I have one of the firt Kinetics those that came with the silicone strap in diferent colores.
Before i wear it i usually put it in my watch winder so it powers up, the probles is that it does not maintain the charge
What could the problem be?
I apreciate your help on this!
Thanks a lot for your valued time
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Re: After hours of winding, does not keep charge,
As you probably have found out by now, the capacitors that came with the Seiko watches usually only last about 3-4 years. Then they need to have a new Lithium Ion battery installed in place of the capacitor. Please get a qualified person to do this for you. I do this every day. Ron at timelywatchrepair.com
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Almost all automatic wristwatches made today have an 18-24 hour "power reserve" when fully wound. A 24 hour reserve is actually very, very good. I can't think of a modern self-winding wristwatch that has a 48-hour power reserve because that would require a super-long or much larger mainspring than would fit in a modern watch movement / case. There may be some hand-crafted or super-premium watches that can do this, but only a very select few.
Manual wind railroad pocket watches, which were some of the finest and most accurate mechanical watch movements ever made, generally had a 40-hour power reserve. That extra capacity was created by using a large mainspring to store the extra energy. These mainsprings could be used because of the much larger size of these watches, compared to modern wristwatches.
If you are concerned about keeping your watch ticking, even when you're not wearing it, you might want to look at a "watch winder"--basically, a small watch case that rotates the watch for you, keeping the automatic winding rotor moving and the watch ticking. In addition, sitting at a computer all day will wind your watch much less than walking and otherwise moving around. Even though you're wearing your watch, if you're not moving, you're not winding it.
mcdevito75 here, Yes it is normal, especially if your Rolex is an automatic watch. The motion of your Wrist / Hand keeps your watch wound thru the Counter balance on the movement, as the counter balance turns it winds the mainspring little by little, thus keeping your watch wound. Once you take off your watch, if long enough the mainspring simply un-winds and slows and will eventually stop your watch completely. You can keep your Rolex wound even when you take it off by means of a watch winder, a small machine that will keep your watch in motion, or by hand, by rocking the watch back and firth in your hand for about 30 seconds, say before you gpo to bed at night, this way there is always some wind to your watch.
Its easy to tell if its battery operated or self wind. Turn the crown (where you set the time) forward. Self wind watches will click as you turn the crown. If its battery operated then you will hear no clicks. Some watches have a screw down crown so if the crown wont turn forward then try turning back. Some watches have a capacitor that needs to be charged! Seiko Kinetics are charged by movement like an older automatic. Citizens are charged by light!
I have been trained by a Master watch maker and I have worked on many Seiko Kinetic watches. Yes the original watches came with a capacitor that is charged by your arm movement. But unfortunately, they seem to only last a few years. All replacements are now done with a Lithium Ion battery that is much better and lasts longer than the original capacitor. This is the correct solution and don't try to use a battery type that is used in other quartz watches.
You have to wind the watch till it is fully wound (significant resistance should be felt). It doesn't matter how many times you wind it (1 or even 40) - what matters is the strength of the spring. Do as follows: At any time in the morning wind the watch up till you feel there is no more winding left (should be quite tough). Memorize the time you did it. Leave the watch (or wear it) till it stops completely. Count the hours your watch did work (from the time you wound it). Now you know exact power reserve for your watch. It is advised to wind the watch 2-3 hours before the power reserve is gone.
I´m experienced the same problem of incorrect readings after a long time without use.
I cleaned the rubber parts of the chest strap with soap and water, than I use some silicone grease or other silicon liquid to keep the rubber hydrated. Make a careful cleaning in the contact area between the rubber and the plastic parts, the fissure in these area use to be full of "sweat dust".