Kinetic movement, Dress watch, Chronograph, Silver-tone luminous hands, Silver-tone numbers, Analog date display window, Automatic power generator, Stopwatch minute and 1/5 second hand, Stopwatch measures up to 45 minutes in 1/5 increments, Energy depletion forewarning function, Overcharge prevention function, Duration of full charge is approximately 5 months, Sapphire crystal, Stainless steel bezel (with engraved numbers), crown, selector buttons, case and screw-in caseback, 100 meters/330 feet water resistantThis ultra-modern men’s kinetic watch has sleek styling and advanced technological features. Like all Seiko kinetic watches, it is powered by human movement. Instead of relying on a battery, it draws energy from the natural movement of your wrist. It has a five-month power reserve capacitor, so that even if you leave it on the shelf for six months, it will continue to keep accurate time. It has both an overcharge prevention function and an energy depletion forewarning function.
This watch’s round black dial features a prominent stopwatch. The stopwatch second hand circles the main dial, measuring 1/5-second increments. The stopwatch minute hand measures up to 45 minutes. Both hands are red and stand out against the black dial. If you simply want to know what time it is, you’ll find that displayed on two smaller sub-dials. This watch also features a date window at the 4:30 position. Other features of this watch include a sapphire crystal and a screw-down caseback. The watch has a polished stainless steel bezel with engraved numbers at five-minute intervals. Its case and bracelet-style band are crafted from brushed stainless steel with polished steel accents. The band fastens with a push-button release clasp. Water-tested to 100 meters, this watch is suitable for both swimming and snorkeling.
Kinetic: A powerhouse in technological innovation
Like mechanical and quartz, Kinetic is a platform. Over the past 20 years, SEIKO has created on this platform a suite of Kinetic movements, each bringing unique features to the consumer.
It was at the 1986 Basel Fair that SEIKO unveiled its first Kinetic prototype. Introduced under the trial name of ‘AGM’, it was the first watch in the world to convert kinetic movement into electrical energy. It was the first step in a development that, 20 years later, has made Kinetic synonymous with environmental friendliness, high performance and long-lasting convenience to a generation of users worldwide. From the launch in 1988 of the first commercially available watch (then under the new name AGS) until today, over eight million Kinetic watches have been sold (as of 2007).
In 1998, Kinetic Auto Relay was released, extending the ‘at-rest’ operating period of the watch to a remarkable 4 years. 1999 saw the launch of the Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph, a masterpiece which fused the very best of SEIKO’s mechanical and electronic watch making skills, and in 2003 another Kinetic Chronograph was launched. At Baselworld 2005, the Kinetic Perpetual made its first appearance, combining Kinetic convenience and longevity with a perpetual calendar, correct to the year 2100. In 2007, SEIKO’s emotional technology Kinetic Direct Drive is introduced.
- Quality Japanese Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
- Sapphire crystal
- Stainless-steel case; Black dial; Date function; Chronograph functions
- Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)