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Seiko Men's SKA348 Kinetic Two-Tone Watch

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  • Kinetic movement; functions without a battery; powers Kinetically with the movement of your arm
  • Strong Hardlex crystal protects dial from scratches
  • Case diameter: 40 mm
  • Two-tone-Stainless-steel case; black dial; date function
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

Warranty: 2-Year Warranty provided by Asurion, instead of the manufacturer.

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Product Description

The Seiko Men's Kinetic Two-Tone Watch includes bold gold-tone hour indexes and a gold-tone bezel with black hour markers for a polished appearance. The timepiece is constructed with a stainless steel case, a gold-tone-stainless-steel bezel with black hour indexes, and a two-tone-stainless-steel link bracelet with a secure push-button-fold-over clasp. A durable hardlex window shields the black dial face, which features gold-tone hour markers, gold-tone minute indexes, and gold-tone Arabic numeral seconds indexes. The dial also includes gold-tone watch hands and a date calendar at four o'clock. This Japanese-kinetic-powered timepiece is water resistant to 330 feet. It is presented in a luxuriously padded Seiko case.

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.

Seiko Kinetic 1 Seiko Kinetic 2


From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.

A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of world’s first technologies… transforming the principles of timekeeping.

The first quartz wristwatch – changed the history of time.

The first Kinetic – marked a new era in quartz watch technology.

In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.

In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches –And Seiko technology firmly established today’s standard in Olympic and sports timing.

1984, another celebrated first – Kinetic Technology – powered by body movement.

Kinetic – a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy –the driving force behind more world’s firsts.

Kinetic Chronograph – the next generation of high performance timekeeping.

Kinetic Auto Relay – automatically resets to the correct time.

Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.

And now Kinetic Direct Drive – move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.

In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation – A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.

  • ASIN: B000H7LREE
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.9 x 3.3 inches; 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: SKA348
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,068 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Seiko
    Model number SKA348
    Part Number SKA348
    Model Year 2011
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Hardlex
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
    Case material Two-tone stainless steel
    Case diameter 40 millimeters
    Case Thickness 11
    Band Material Two-tone stainless steel
    Band length mens
    Band width 22 millimeters
    Band Color Silver
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Gold-tone stainless steel
    Bezel function Stationary
    Calendar Date
    Movement Japanese quartz
    Water resistant depth 330 Feet

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jee Chung on December 24, 2009
    I got this watch at a Seiko dealer after returning an SKA387, because SK387 was too heavy and bulky for me. Originally, I considered an SKA347 (all stainless steel model) but was won over the by the elegant looks of the two-tone SKA348. The watch is a lot more handsome in real life than photos depict. It is also relatively light and comfortable to wear even for ones with thin wrist as myself. Overall an excellent value.

    - Kinetic movement never needs batteries
    - Comfortable to wear
    - Elegant styling
    - High-contrast dial is very easy to read
    - Great lume

    - The date window is a bit small
    - The Kinetic generator makes a small amount of noise which can easily be heard in even modestly quiet surrounding. Some may be bothered by this.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By j1019 on August 28, 2007
    I purchesed this watch for myself because I was intrigued by the kinetic energy and not having to buy batteries and with the styling and price of this particular model. I looked at most of the Seiko kinetic models available and was won over by the SKA348. I'm very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it if looking for a kinetic watch.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mythic1 on April 8, 2010
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    This is an extremely handsome and comfortable watch. It has no distractions on its face so it's effortless to catch the time with a quick glance. Its charcoal background and gold number setting are nicely contrasted and its hands and number positions illuminate in the dark. It is solid, a good weight, has a nice feel and snaps securely with a safety catch. It's a tad loose on my wrist but I've gotten used to that; I'm sure if I'd taken out a link it would be too snug. I picked this watch for its good looks, sound engineering and because it was self-winding. I am very pleased with its cost, the seller, its quick delivery, but most of all it gives me the sense of a well-crafted piece of art. So as I think about it there's much more to this watch than just keeping the correct time.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William E. Ritter on September 17, 2012
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    I knew this watch would perform well because I have 2 other Seiko Kinetic watches that are in for cleaning and repairs. I am hard on watches and for the last 13 years I wore one or the other of them every night and day of each of those years. And the reason I bought them was that my regular everyday watches, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual SS & Gold, and a gorgeous gold and SS Ebel were being restored and put up for use on special occasions. So now my 2 kinetic watches are in for cleaning and repair, and I need a watch for everyday use. Not wanting to bang up my Rolex and Ebel again, I decided to buy a new watch. As far as I'm concerned it had to be another Seiko because they are so rugged, precise and handsome. They are also so much more reasonably priced here in America. I bought my other 2 Seikos in Europe; one in London and the other in the Canary Islands, and they were literally 4 times the price I paid for this one here in America. So now for how did I decide on the SKA 348? Well, I cut out pictures of several dozen Seikos and pasted them into review pages in PowerPoint, and then flipped through them, back and forth, whittling them down to about 4 finalists. Price was not so great a determinant because of my experience in Europe; the two watches I already have cost me over a grand apiece, so you can see that even at $300, twice the price of the SKA348, I would only be spending 30% of what I spent on virtually the same watches in Europe. So the decision was down, basically, to looks. I have always gravitated towards things on the expensive side, so this time, now that I am retired and on a fixed income, I decided to go for something that was fairly close to average.Read more ›
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim D on August 22, 2012
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    It's striking appearance, good price, large easy to read hands, Seiko quality, and the watch's ability to run up to 6 months without being worn sold me. I probably looked at a 100 different Seikos before zeroing in on this one. Plus I had owned an older Seiko kinetic which gave many years of reliable service. It eventually died for the following reasons.

    What I have discovered with Kinetic watches is that the design of a large gear with a heavy pendulum turning a small one with a magnetic rotor at high speeds is inherently subject to high wear and friction. In addition, any shock to a kinetic watch can be significantly damaging to this delicate gear structure. The bottom line is while these watches are a marvel of design, they are not very tolerant of shock and not likely to last as long as a solar or run of the mill battery powered quartz watch. And getting them fixed is often an expensive option with not very good long term results. I know from having one fixed twice.

    In addition, the Seiko kinetic claim not to need batteries is not quite true. What Seiko calls an "energy storage unit (ESU)" is, in fact, a rechargeable Li-ion battery which apparently lasts 5-8 years if you are lucky.
    Replacing this battery requires removing several very small delicate parts/screws and likely best left to a professional with the right tools. Plan on spending $50+. The ESU alone is about $20 online. So in the long term it isn't really less expensive than multiple simple replacements of a pop in battery in a non-kinetic quartz watch - especially if you can replace them yourself.

    Where you do come out ahead is in avoiding multiple battery replacement trips to a jeweler.
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