I have a kinetic watch that I would only wear occaisionally. I would shake it for a minute or two and it would work fine; accumulating a full charge on the gage by mid-day. Now, if I shake it for a few minutes, the second hand seems to pause for about two seconds and then jumps forward two seconds. It will do this a few times and then stop altogether no matter how long I shake the mechanism. Do these watches have batteries that can be replaced; assuming it's a battery issue?
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You can replace a tired capacitor (battery) in any Seiko Kinetic very easily, by yourself.
Online places charge 60 to 100 dollars.
The battery cost 20 dollars.
You will need a quality eyeglass screwdriver.
If you want step by step instructions just let me know.
This watch does not have a battery, but
has a capacitor which is rechargable.
It is not taking a charge, and needs to
be replaced. You should take it to a store
with a watchmaker ON THE PREMISES. Or you
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After 10 years it will be likely that the Kinetic capacitor will need upgrading. Your watch is designed to tick in two second intervals to tell you the power is very low. The power button will work again when it has some power to show. Yorkshire Watches www,yorkshirewatches.co.uk can do the upgrade for you if your in the UK. Give them a ring.
I am going to make an assumption or two. One is you wear your watch regularly. At least every other day. Two is you are not sedentary. Try wearing the watch for three days. If the power indicator doesn't read at least 15 to 20 you have a bad cell (capacitor). If it does charge up to 15 to 20 then see if it lasts very long. Should last a couple weeks or more. If not then you still have the same problem. You can also go to a watchmaker and he will have a piece of equipment that can charge your cell in 3 1/2 hours. Then if the cell goes dead rapidly he/she will replace it. Should cost around 50 or less.
For sure it is time to replace that old capacitor and replace it with the latest solution that uses a Lithium Ion battery. Find a good experienced repair person to do this for you. I do this daily and I am a Certified Master Horologist/watch repairman.. Ron at TimelyWatchRepair.com