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Seiko Kinetic Titanium Sports 100

Purchased above watch 3-4 years ago. This is my first kinetic but having owned several quartz Seikos was expecting the same performance. Everything was fine until about a year ago. It wound not hold a charge overnight. I took it in to my watch repairman. He said he was seeing Seiko "capacitors" failing. He replaced it with one sent by Seiko. Then it would barely run overnight. Several trips and "capacitors" later it still doesn't run properly. He even did the replacement mentioned on this board with the batteries. To no avail. Anyone have an educated opinion on what course of action I should take. I LOVED the watch when it was working properly.
Thank you for any advice or ideas anyone may have. Now, I'm afraid to even consider an Eco-Drive.
Answer:
...from all the daily reading I've done on this and several other forums over the last year, the Eco-Drives have not had problems with holding their charge like Seiko's Kinetics have.
Some people wonder how well the Eco-Drive batteries will hold up in the long term, but only time will tell. At least they are doing better out of the gate than Kinetics did.
I'm sorry to hear that Seiko's new fix didn't work. Seiko is my favorite brand, but now that I've heard your story I will never trust their Kinetic movements.
IMHO the Eco-Drive is a better solution anyway... fewer moving parts.
Regards,
Jim
Answer:
unless of course you haven't worn in some time and did not try "shaking," swing in an arc back and forth about twice a second, can take up to several hundred swings to get it charged enough to run more than a few hours after new capicitor and or battery.-----READ your owners book!!!! 
By the way Siko replacement parts for capacitor have been batteires since 2001. YES, so your watchmaker should not have gotten a capacitor and probably 99.99% did not.----search for other recent posts re this topic on this forum...... especialy by JM & RLMars
Richard: 
Purchased above watch 3-4 years ago. This is my first kinetic but having owned several quartz
Seikos was expecting the same performance. Everything was fine until about a year ago. It wound not
hold a charge overnight. I took it in to my watch repairman. He said he was seeing Seiko "capacitors"
failing. He replaced it with one sent by Seiko. Then it would barely run overnight. Several trips and
"capacitors" later it still doesn't run properly. He even did the replacement mentioned on this board with
the batteries. To no avail. Anyone have an educated opinion on what course of action I should take. I
LOVED the watch when it was working properly.

Thank you for any advice or ideas anyone may have. Now, I'm afraid to even consider an Eco-Drive. 
Who am I to blow against the wind...Paul Simon
Answer:
had their share of problems also...and are somewhat more complicated to set and use:
Seiko makes over thirty milllion watches a year....some are bond to have problems.
 
...from all the daily reading I've done on this and several other forums over the last year, the
Eco-Drives have not had problems with holding their charge like Seiko's Kinetics have.



Some people wonder how well the Eco-Drive batteries will hold up in the long term, but only time
will tell. At least they are doing better out of the gate than Kinetics did.



I'm sorry to hear that Seiko's new fix didn't work. Seiko is my favorite brand, but now that I've
heard your story I will never trust their Kinetic movements.



IMHO the Eco-Drive is a better solution anyway... fewer moving parts.



Regards,



Jim 
Who am I to blow against the wind...Paul Simon
Answer:

By the way Siko replacement parts for capacitor have been batteires since 2001. YES, so your
watchmaker should not have gotten a capacitor and probably 99.99% did not.----search for other recent
posts re this topic on this forum...... especialy by JM & RLMars
 
Believe it or not, there is still a "watchmaker" that advertises on the internet as a sort of Seiko kinetic specialist that claims not to have heard of batteries as replacements. Of course, he may have a vested interest in capacitors.