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Seiko Gent's Kinetic Bracelet Watch was £250 now £125.00 delivered @ h samuel

£125.00 @ H Samuel
Seiko kinetic gent's bracelet watch featuring black multi dial and simple yet stylish design, perfect for everyday Read More
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Seiko kinetic gent's bracelet watch featuring black multi dial and simple yet stylish design, perfect for everyday
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Hot from me - I love my Seiko Kinetic but paid a hell or a lot more than this for mine 6-7 years ago.

£125 I think is a steal.
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I used to work for a jewellers and personally, I'd recommend a Citizen Eco Drive watch over a Seiko any day. With the citizen watch, the watch face acts as a solar panel - it's very effective and can store charge for a good while (usually months). With the kinetic watches, because of the intricate nature of the mechanisms, there is more to go wrong, and are expensive to get fixed.

Citizen are cheaper than Seiko, generally, but in my opinion the quality is just as good, if not better, than the Seiko.

Just my two cents :)
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I have a Seiko Kinetic although I no longer use it as it needs a replacement "cell." I personally would neither recommend a Kinetic (or Eco Drive) system as all you are dong is buying a watch with an expensive rechargeable battery.

The problem with my Kinetic is that as the battery ages they vent a gas inside the watch, the gas mixes with the oils inside the watch mechanism and causes them to become stiffer requiring more current from the battery to keep the mechanism turning. This increased load causes more stress on the battery and causes more gas to be released. Rather than just being able to replace the cell the watch will require a proper service which will include some dissasembly, cleaning and re-oiling. For my watch (which cost about £150, 8 years ago) this totals about £80 (the battery on it's own is about £20.)

When I bought the Kinetic it was sold on the "fact" that it runs solely on mechanical movement and never needs a battery.... They lied.
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I've had both types of watch, and they all ultimately fail when the cell wears out.
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I have a Seiko Kinetic although I no longer use it as it needs a replacement "cell." I personally would neither recommend a Kinetic (or Eco Drive) system as all you are dong is buying a watch with an expensive rechargeable battery. The problem with my Kinetic is that as the battery ages they vent a gas inside the watch, the gas mixes with the oils inside the watch mechanism and causes them to become stiffer requiring more current from the battery to keep the mechanism turning. This increased load causes more stress on the battery and causes more gas to be released. Rather than just being able to replace the cell the watch will require a proper service which will include some dissasembly, cleaning and re-oiling. For my watch (which cost about £150, 8 years ago) this totals about £80 (the battery on it's own is about £20.)When I bought the Kinetic it was sold on the "fact" that it runs solely on mechanical movement and never needs a battery.... They lied.

Just sent mine off as the capacitor has gone (7 years old). Trouble is i think the 'gassing off' has caused mine to seize as you can no longer hear the kinetic unit move when you shake the watch. Gonna cost me £70-85 depending if it has seized or not. The watch was £400 and a 21st so have to get it repaired really.

The new capacitors don't suffer this problem and are meant to last at least 20 years so shouldn't be a problem on any watch from the last 7 years. Based on that, hot from me!

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