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How to Charge a Seiko Kinetic Watch

Updated April 17, 2017

Kinetic watches work on the principles of kinetic energy--the energy of motion. What sets kinetic watches apart from traditional watches is that they utilise kinetic energy. This means that kinetic watches do not require batteries, which are commonly known to be bad for the environment upon their disposal. Instead, kinetic watches harness the energy from your body's movements. However you must expose the watch to a greater amount of energy than typical body movement if you are charging it for the first time or charging it after it has been sitting idle for quite some time.

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  1. Hold the watch in one hand, between your thumb and index fingers.

  2. Swing the watch 50 times from left to right.

  3. Pull out the crown after observing the movements of the minute hand. The minute hand should move quickly, stop then move at 20-second intervals.

  4. Set the time.

  5. Push in the crown.

  6. Swing the watch 350 times from left to right.

  7. Put on the watch.

  8. Tip

    The watch generates electric energy while it is on your wrist, so wear it as often as possible.


    Avoid installing a traditional battery watch inside a Kinetic watch because the battery may explode or catch on fire.

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Ashley Brown began writing in 2005 for “The Albrightian,” the student newspaper of Albright College. The same year, she began working as a writing tutor and editor for the school's writing center. Brown holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Delaware.

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