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My seiko kinetic watch stops working overnight but it is fine whilst wearing it

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  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    Yep mine too.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my approx. 9year old seiko watch. This is despite it indicating to me that it should keep going off wrist for some time..

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Further to the previous solution...
Despite Seiko's claims regarding never having to change the 'battery', the power storage unit or ECU in Seiko-speak (not technically a 'battery') does eventually need replacing. From the symptoms you describe, it sounds as if the 'battery' on this watch is on its last legs as it is no longer charging properly. The good news is that it doesn't have to be an expensive job to have it replaced (providing you avoid going through the local jeweller <==> Seiko chain!). There are companies on the Internet who offer a replacement 'battery' service. I've used one in the past and was very satisfied with both the cost and the good service. A Google Search will probably return a choice of several in your country. Btw, if you have had your Seiko Kinetic for a few years, its probably worth paying a bit more and having it overhauled (clean and oil the movement and replace the watertight seals) at the same time.

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The storage capacitor is weak already that is the symptom of near to run out..

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