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Seiko Kinetic SKA371 Diver Watch
on February 5, 2013
This is another attractive, quality watch by Seiko. I have 5 Seikos, 3 battery powered and 2 Kinetic movement. I have always been a fan of Seiko because of their styling and accuracy. They have always seemed to me to be a good value for the price.
This watch is the largest and heaviest of the Seikos that I own. This watch weighs in at a whopping 7.2 oz with 2 links removed. A typical Seiko battery powered watch weighs only 2.4 oz. So if a large heavy watch is not your cup of tea, this watch is not for you.The diameter of the turnable bezel measures 42mm and the thickness is 14mm. Personally, I like a heavy watch so the size and weight is not a problem for me.
The kinetic movement, to me, is the best of both worlds, utilizing the features of an automatic along with battery backup. Once fully charged it's good for 4 to 6 months. This watch, so far, has been very accurate. I haven't made any sort of a scientific study regarding accuracy but a casual glance at an Atomic alarm clock would seem to indicate that the watch is within a second or so from the time I received it and initially set it. This is certainly close enough for me. This watch will not be used for diving. I just liked the look of it and the data on Amazon's website describing the watch is accurate. If you need to have the band resized. I would suggest you have a jeweler do it. The links on this watch have a sleeve which is easily lost. Generally I am a DIY'er, but this one had to be rescued by a jeweler.
Bottom line: large heavy handsome watch, very accurate. Suggest you look around the house for something that weighs 7oz and imagine it on your wrist. Only thing I wish it had was both the day and date displayed, but then I knew it didn't before I bought it.