Seiko Kinetic is the first quartz watch powered by human movement, a development so significant it led to the application for more than 50 patents. The process uses an oscillating weight that is rotated by the movement of your wrist: this movement is transformed into a magnetic charge, then into electricity, which is stored in a tiny capacitor or a rechargeable battery. A Power Reserve Indicator shows exactly how much energy you’ve created.
• Never needs winding
• Never needs a battery change
• Captures and stores energy for up to six months (most models
• Environmentally friendly
To initially start your watch, you are required to swing your watch from side to side in a horizontal arc. When the watch is swung, the oscillating weight in the generating system rotates to drive the mechanism. As it rotates, it gives out a sound, which is not a malfunction. When the watch is fully charged, the watch will keep operating If you use the watch only occasionally, it is likely that you will find the watch running down when you decide to use it. Before wearing the watch, be sure to charge it sufficiently following the below procedure. Please also note that even if the watch is worn on your arm, it will not be charged while your arm is not in motion eg. working on computer all day.
HOW TO CHARGE AND START THE WATCH
1. Swing the watch from side to side approximately 500 times.
==> Swing rhythmically at a rate of twice a second.
==> 500 swings will start the watch and the second hand will move at a one-second intervals.
2. Swing the watch approximately 200 times further to reserve one day of power reserve.
3. Set the time / calendar and put on the watch.