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My watch runs too fast: adds appr. 1 minute every 24 hours

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I have repaired hundreds of Seiko Kinetics and the ONLY time I have seen that problem you describe is when a "normal" battery is installed instead of the correct Lithium Ion Capacitor.
It won't be a problem for long however because the watch will stop soon, usually due to leakage from the battery.
The Seiko capacitors are expensive, as far as watch batteries go; the 30235MZ capacitor that the 5M42 and 43 series use for example is about 25 dollars retail. I have heard stories of jewelers charging 40 dollars just for installation.
So I can understand why someone who has not done the necessary reading would try to put in a cheaper battery; a silver oxide battery for example.
But the Lithium Ion capacitor is the only power source that will run your watch correctly, and not destroy your watch.
The Capacitor differs from the battery in that the battery discharges until it is depleted.
The Capacitor on the other hand is rechargeable. It's power is renewed with the kinetic energy from wearing the watch.

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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

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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