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Seiko Sbcz013 5M62-0Bl0 Prospex


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Battery? Did the Kinetic movement die?

Nicked from t'internet:

"Kinetic watches require maintenance every seven years or so. The battery won't need replacing, but the watch will need a new main capacitor, which stores energy and keeps time."

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4963259_how-kinetic-watches-work.html


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So it's the capacitor that needed replacing?! I have same watch (without Pepsi dial) that have had since summer of '07 so just over 7 years old. Still going strong, but from what I've heard a new capacitor is very expensive, would be interested to know how much the poster paid? I'd be half tempted to go to Creation watches and pick up a brand new one for less than half I paid for it in H Samuel!

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Yep sorry, it was the capacitor that was replaced.

I did the last one myself on another watch, but this one cost a fair bit of money, so decided to send it off.

Total cost was just less than £40, with postage included.

In fairness 40 quid isn't bad if it gives another 7 years service. That said, a Seiko auto 007 for example would probably last 30 years with no maintenance!

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