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This review is from: Seiko Men's SSC081 Adventure-Solar Classic Casual Watch (Watch)
God I wanted to like this watch. I wanted to adore this watch. I treasured and babied this watch, and enjoyed a multitude of compliments I have received. Then exactly a year later, the watch simply dies!! Unbelievable. I looked for pamphlets in the original box only to find out that it has extremely limited one year factory warranty. WTF!!!! Never expected such a horrible craftmanship from Seiko. Needless to say, Seiko is light years behind Citizen in adopting the Solar technology. They tried copying but failed miserably. Seiko should stick with making regular quartz battery operated and kinetic watches and I will stick with Citizen's Eco Drive technology that never disappoints. What a humongous turn off!!!
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2013 10:14:00 PM PDT
I have experienced the same issue with Seiko watches.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2014 7:45:20 PM PST
I have experienced the *same" issue with an Eco-Drive watch. Defects can happen with any brand. But I'm sympathetic, I'd never buy another Eco-Drive watch.
Posted on Feb 22, 2014 5:07:13 PM PST
I have had 2 Eco-Drive watches simply stop running and would never buy another.
Posted on May 18, 2014 11:09:29 AM PDT
R. Hiltz says:
If sold by a authorized Seiko dealer your watch should be covered by a 3 year warranty (unless you're outside of the USA then 1 year).
Posted on Jul 10, 2014 4:03:46 AM PDT
Some Guy says:
"solar powered" doesn't mean "it'll run forever", and I don't understand why so many people think that it does. The solar cells charge a capacitor which in turn powers the watch, but even that will wear out in time. It's more expensive to replace than a regular watch battery, but it's not that much more complicated. You could even purchase the capacitor and take it to any halfway competent jeweler and they'd probably replace it for almost nothing. It definitely sucks that yours died after just one year, but these things do happen. I don't think there's any reason to be so dramatic about it.
Posted on Jan 9, 2015 11:01:11 AM PST
What's up with that? says:
Amazon has a 2 year warranty on the watch. I am returning mine for a full refund, a watch should last longer than 1 year. I used my watch 6 times, divide 6 into the price of the watch and that equals too much money per wear!
Posted on Jul 25, 2015 10:24:23 AM PDT
Stan in Saint Louistan says:
As numerous people have stated, buyers need to understand how a solar watch works. There is a power cell or capacitor that needs to maintain a charge, and it will rapidly degrade if it doesn't stay charged. If you don't wear this watch daily, you will need to leave it exposed to light. It's really that simple. No need for such a ranty review with so many exclamation points in it.
Posted on Sep 9, 2015 4:20:41 PM PDT
Joe D says:
I have an eco-drive that is seldom worn, sits 4 feet from a window face up and has run for 15 years now.
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