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Seiko Kinetic Watch is Exclusive & Needs no Battery or Winding

Updated on December 20, 2013

Dancing is more than fun and soothing - it can also wind your watch!

I have several watches, some that I wear

for dress, with certain colors or with sporty outfits and it happens time and again that I take the watch out of the cabinet only to find out that the battery has bit the dust. I wear the watches regularly but the batteries don't appreciate my devotion.

And there's the nag of the expense of replacing batteries. I've paid as much as $50 for a battery replacement. Let me tell you the story.

I took an old watch in to replace the

battery prior to a trip last Winter. It was my least favorite watch and because of the chance of forgetting it in a hotel room or washroom, where I sometimes place my watch on a counter top for hand washing (and I knew I'd be harried anyway), and then walk away without it.

Losing an everyday bargain watch is regrettable, but it doesn't break my heart.

Surprisingly, I had to trek from store to store

to find the right size battery for my old watch. When I finally found one in a pharmacy I gladly waited for the clerk to insert it. She informed me that occasionally they crack a crystal or can't get the back of the watch case back together after replacing a battery.

No problem - this watch case had no trouble joining front to back the past dozen times I'd replaced the battery so I didn't flinch. But...this was the time and it wouldn't close. I paid for the battery and went home.

There, I got out my dad's little ball peen hammer, thinking it's small and light and I'll just tap the back in place. Oops, big mistake. I whacked one time too hard and the case back dented, but it still didn't close.

Off I went to a special watch repair store. No luck, the watchmaker said to tell my watch goodbye, and that meant that I needed to buy a new watch.

  1. If I had had a kinetic watch I would still have it today.
  2. No finding the right sized battery.
  3. No hammering on the back.
  4. I could just pick it up and wear it.

Problem solved with the kinetic watch that powers itself as you move through your normal activities

Seiko Men's SNE039 Stainless Steel Solar Watch
Seiko Men's SNE039 Stainless Steel Solar Watch

Here's another way to power a watch - use the sun, daylight and room light.

Cold foggy days for a while - don't worry, the watch powers up and stores capacity for up to 60 days. Good deal.

 
Seiko Men's SSC081 Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch
Seiko Men's SSC081 Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch

Oh boy, this is a good looking, fantastic function sportsmen's watch.

It reminds me again of when my hubby and I discovered the latest modes in fancy modern watches back in the early 80s, but it had nothing like these features.

Just goes to show you how much we in the eGenerations (yeah, I think I fit there too) now demand in our toys.

 

Is the battery run-around a regular thing for you too?

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      sousababy 

      4 years ago

      Seiko is an excellent brand and known for accuracy (the Olympics and NASA - to name just two - rely Seiko as official timekeepers).

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