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It is an awesome watch
on July 12, 2013
For the technical people:
This caliber is a triumph of classical watch-making and modern microelectronics. With 232 parts, which is almost the same number as other high-class mechanical chronograph watches, and the world's smallest ultra-sonic motor, just 0.4 mm thick, the Kinetic Perpetual caliber sets a new standard in Perpetual Calendar watches.
This 0.4 mm thick ultra-sonic motor is the only motive energy for the 101 parts in the mechanical gear trains of the Perpetual Calendar which correctly displays not only date and day, but also months, including February of leap years.
This remarkable calendar is also governed by a photo sensor, which recognizes a certain mark on each gear and judges, and corrects the date, day, month and year, including February of leap years.
The frequency is at 32,768 Hz which I only knew after I went through the manual.
Going through the manual, it was stated that to set the time accurately, one should advance the minute hand 4 to 5 minutes ahead of the correct time and then turn it back to the exact time. Not sure if this was the source of inaccuracy for some of the owners of this watch.
For those who are more interested in the general feel of the watch:
This model is definitely more "friendly" than the gold or black version. Reason being it can go with jeans or working attire. The weight is not overwhelming and feels comfortable on the wrist.
The best part is the sapphire crystal face which should help to keep it free from scratches for a long period of time. At the price of $260, it is really a steal!! Get it!!
I have another automatic watch but it is not perpetual calender and the date function is quite useless once you leave it on the table for a few days. With this Seiko watch, I would be assured that it will be accurate till 2100.
The only reason why I have not rated it 5 stars is due to the warranty card which is not stamped.
18th March, 2014
After more than 1 year in use, the watch still looks great as from Day 1. No scratch on the sapphire crystal face even though I have accidently hit the surface a few times. Love this watch!!!
7th June, 2017
After owing it for 4 years now, I am still getting compliments on what a great looker this watch is. The uniqueness of the date display sets this watch apart from other watches.