Seiko Fans: show your knowledge & help the new guys - Question 1

Jun 06, 2019,22:46 PM

In 25 words or less: What is a Seiko Kinetic Chronograph & how does it differ from other chronographs?

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It's an electronic watch with an analogue display [nt]

 By: mpg13 : June 6th, 2019-23:23
Not sure how that makes it different from some other watches though. Best, Martin

A Hybrid

 By: Denes Papp : June 7th, 2019-02:32
It conwerts your hand movements to electricity that powers a quartz watch.

It’s a simple quartz movement run by a re-chargeable battery.

 By: Boron : June 7th, 2019-05:33
The battery is charged by the rotor spinning, but there’s no mainspring nor escapement. Prior to the change to a Li-Ion battery, Seiko used to use a capacitor.

As the Winner of the Cazalea Inventory Quiz a few years ago, you are qualified to add new information that is right on!

 By: cazalea : June 7th, 2019-16:43
No a complete answer yet, but we are working towards the definition. I'll add more tomorrow if we aren't finished. For sure it's not a simple quartz movement; it's got "Tokyo" stripes decorating the plates and 38 jewels ... ...  

I have a Seiko Kinetic Diver 150m

 By: renerod : June 7th, 2019-19:02
It is bombproof and has the feeling of a higher price watch. I only had to change the rechargeable battery for a new capacitor and it has been running for more than 25 years without a service. But I have never taken the time to investigate more about this... 

No one has yet mentioned the movement's capacity to track time and date while "dormant" in a drawer for several months.

 By: halgedahl : June 7th, 2019-20:16
(That length of time depends on the particular iteration of the piece one happens to be discussing.) But for me, this is probably the watch's most endearing quality: pick it up after a long rest and the hands go through a slow-motion ballet to arrive at t... 

That might not fair to non-native English speakers

 By: cazalea : June 7th, 2019-21:28
I’ll settle for up to 25 essential words in a reasonable order.

Oh, hell...

 By: halgedahl : June 8th, 2019-09:10
Spent entirely too much time at this, but learned a lot (your intent, no doubt). SO here's my best shot: SBCG003 quartz; Automatic (rotor) regenerating system; LiOn batt w/overcharge prevention; low energy warning; train wheel setting; instant date set; 1... 

Kinetic Chronograph in MORE THAN 25 WORDS

 By: cazalea : June 8th, 2019-10:08
Fred has crammed an awful lot into a single sentence (or string of word-fragments). And he is right, I was trying to get a few people to help spread a little extra Seiko input beyond snap-shots on the forum there. To make this chronograph work, here's wha...