I've started looking at replacing my everyday WW. looked at the Seiko, Kinetic, Auto Relay as a possibility. I really like the perpetual calendar feature I have now, and it's available on the Kinetic. Any goods?, bads? uglies?
Posts: 3112 | Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon in the USA | Registered: October 13, 2007
my nephrologist in London got so tired of the constant cost of service keeping his Seiko Auto-Kinetic Relay going that his wife bought him a Rolex Submariner --- which about gagged me since I gave up my Rolex Submariner when I came down with cancer a few years back. They didn't think I'd survive so I sold my little beauty LOL, I did survive, but now am without my well loved Sub LOL
Posts: 1746 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
Hi Mike, I get a good few of these in for service, and a waste of money, your better off with a normal quartz that are getting 1-5+ years out of a cell that costs 50c-$1 the kinetics fail and cell costs many times that of a normal cell plus re programing. worst still are the "eco-drive" cells are well over 10x -20x cost of a normal cell.
You’re missing the point, they run fine in fact very well until the capacitor fails at which point they cost you considerably more to replace than if you had got a normal quartz watch which will now give several years service on a simple cell. I get countless people saying they bought this type as they thought it never need a cell/capacitor and most upset when they get a large bill for repair.