The BEST Service for Seiko Kinetic Watches

 SEIKO KINETIC WATCH REPAIR SALE 
BEST VALUE & LIMITED WARRANTIES UP to 3 Years! 

Service Starting at $39.95* and up!

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*For watches diagnosed by us to require QUICK CARE service - shipping & handling additional. 
Please see our terms & conditions for specific information on service levels and limited warranty periods.

STOP - You may get an inferior repair!

          'Budget Repair'                'Old-Style Cap'                   'Factory New'

"Pay less and get more!"  That's what the competition would have you believe. Don't buy their excuses.  We see the results of many 'budget repairs' performed on Seiko Kinetic watches that have been serviced at other places on the internet - improperly installed 'generic' L-Ion cells, and leaking old-stock capacitors such as those pictured above, coupled with NO new gaskets installed in the crown (click here for more).  

These all-too common 'short cuts' result in an inferior repair! 

We utilize only factory new Seiko parts for a job done right. And we stand behind our work with the BEST limited warranty in the business, and no bogus excuse that 'you did not keep your watch properly charged up.'  Less than 2% or our serviced watches come back for any limited warranty work.  You get what you pay for.  
Don't settle for less.  
Send us your watch so we can properly diagnose it, and show you why we are the BEST at servicing the Seiko Kinetic Watch.   

 THE BEST watch repair for your Seiko Kinetic:

100% Genuine Seiko Parts
  BBB A+ Rating!
 Expert Diagnosis for the correct service level!
 PROOF of Water-Resistance Test 
New Gaskets and Seals Installed
 3-year Warranty on Complete Service Plus
100% American Company - NO foreign or unskilled workers
 All Repairs by a Swiss-trained Certified Watchmaker


             We know exactly WHY your Seiko Kinetic watch is broken!

  • Is your Seiko Kinetic watch failing to charge as it should?
  • Does your Seiko Kinetic watch stop during the night?
  • Does your power reserve indicator only show '5' or '10' seconds of charge, no matter how much you 'shake' or 'swing' the watch to charge the capacitor?
  • Is your second hand 'stepping' two-seconds, indicating a low charge?
  • Have you already had your Seiko Kinetic watch repaired only to have the original problem come back in a few weeks or months?
  • Were you told your Seiko Kinetic watch needed an expensive, new movement?

       Kinetic Watch Repair ANSWERS - CLICK HERE!



Wonder why NONE of the other 'Seiko Kinetic' Internet Watch Repair Sites show you photos of a kinetic watch being tested or properly serviced?  This ONE critical inspection is the 'game ender,' and we do it on every watch that comes across our bench for a repair quote.  More importantly, we know how to correct high consumption, and have advertised service levels to fix this problem. 

Our Kinetic Repair Estimate tests your watch's charging circuitry, coil resistance and critical "consumption."  Most competitors DO NOT perform these tests, the results of which are the ONLY way to verify that your Kinetic watch will provide years of trouble-free operation.  Still in doubt about sending us your watch?  Read this person's watch repair HORROR STORY.


Sending your Kinetic Watch for Repair is Easy!


Our limited warranty for complete service is 2 years!  Ask the competition why they won't match that!

 


We utilize ONLY genuine SEIKO parts in the repair and servicing of your Seiko Kinetic watch.  Many of the competitors do NOT use genuine Seiko parts.  The photo on the right shows the all-important new generation titanium, Lithium-Ion energy storage unit (ESU), together with the new bridge and insulator, which MUST be utilized when upgrading your watch's old, defective capacitor to lithium ion technology. 

100% Genuine Seiko Parts

 $79.95 $59.95* - BASIC Kinetic Watch Repair Service

For watches quoted to require BASIC service, the following are performed:

  • Ultrasonic cleaning of case and bracelet with our SurgicleanTM process!
  • Replacement of original capacitor, capacitor bridge and insulator with a Factory Seiko Lithium-ion energy storage unit.  Competitors may call this a 'capacitor overhaul,' but may not be installing a factory part. 
  • Voltage testing of your new Kinetic Energy Storage Unit (LI rechargeable).
  • Testing of your watch's charging circuitry.
  • Electrical tests of coil continuity & insulation (generating and operating coils).
  • Testing of both movement & circuit consumption. Why is this important?
  • Charging on factory Seiko equipment.
  • Digital/electronic timing analysis for quartz accuracy verification.
  • New caseback and crown gaskets properly greased and installed.
  • Spring bars inspected and replaced as needed.
  • Proof of pressure testing (receipt showing test results)
  • One year limited warranty on new L-Ion ESU power cell
*For watches estimated to require BASIC service.  Price does not include shipping charges.


 

 NEW SURGICLEANTM - 2010 Innovation in Service Award Winner!

KineticRepair is proud to announce a new process in watch case and bracelet cleaning!  SURGICLEANTM (or 'surgically clean') is a unique blend of both ultrasonic and steam cleaning combined with Simple Green D Pro 3, an expensive one-step, hospital-grade germicidal cleaner and detergent which serves as a disinfectant, virucidal and fungicidal.  Integrating Simple Green D Pro 3 with our ultrasonic and steam cleaning process results in your watch being truly 'disinfected,' and no longer a source of disease transmission on your wrist.

FACT - Simple ultrasonic cleaning alone may NOT kill all the bacteria, viruses and/or fungi that lurks in your watch bracelet!  You would be shocked to see what lurks on your watch case, bracelet and clasp, even AFTER it is supposedly 'cleaned' by the competition and/or even the manufacturer. 

ALL repairs performed by a Swiss-trained professional watchmaker utilizing state-of-the-art tools, and factory Seiko diagnostic & charging equipment. 

Compare our basic service to other "cheaper" services claiming to "overhaul your capacitor."  Most competitors are ONLY changing your capacitor and cleaning your watch case and bracelet.

Some kinetics require MORE than basic service to function properly.  Unsure what service level your watch requires? 
Click here to find out if your watch may need intermediate or complete service!

 


Replacing the caseback gasket involves pre-cleaning of the gasket channel and caseback, selection of
the proper size and type of new gasket, pre-lubrication, proper seating, and then correct torque.
 
 What might the competition do to your watch? 
Mark Cuban, internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, says there are three types of "entrepreneurs."  INNOVATORS, IMITATORS and IDIOTS. 

                                         Who do you want repairing your watch?

A search on the Internet for a qualified business to repair your Seiko Kinetic watch reveals many options.  More than a few of these companies can spell disaster for your watch.  How do you know who to choose?  Fortunately, there is a simple TEST.  


Look for the MAXIMUM length of the warranty on a complete 'overhaul' of the movement.  For an auto-quartz like the Seiko Kinetic, if it is anything less than two years, avoid the business.  If you can ONLY find a '6 month' or 'one year' warranty on their website, KEEP SHOPPING - better genuine 'deals' can be found.

 

The 2-year warranty test is your best defense against a substandard repair by an unethical repair company.


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The competition won't guarantee anything longer than one year because they are usually ONLY replacing your watch battery - and many of them do NOT use factory Seiko parts.  65% of the Seiko Kinetics that fail to charge do so because of the need for movement service in addition to the need to replace the capacitor with a new 'energy storage unit' (also known as a 'battery')Buyer Beware!  If you send your watch to these 'battery swappers' there is only a 35% chance that they will get it right the first time.  Your watch may run for a few months.  But then  . . . ?  We don't like those odds.  And neither should you. 

There is a SIMPLE SOLUTION to help you know which companies to TRUST - The GOLD STANDARD when it comes to ANY watch repair . . .

                                  THE 2-YEAR WARRANTY TEST 

Companies that swap batteries or movements will NEVER offer this length of warranty.  They will ONLY offer a maximum warranty of six months to one year.  Why don't they offer a longer warranty?  Because their shoddy work would NOT stand the test of TIME, and upset customers would put quickly put them OUT of business.

We are the ONLY company, including the manufacture, who will offer an incredible THREE-YEAR warranty on watches which receive 'complete service plus.'  No other watch repair company in the world offers a 3-year limited repair warranty.  Go ahead and look.  You won't find one.

We also do NOT sell new watches, but some of our major competitors do.  Why anyone would send their old watch for repair to a place that sells new watches is beyond us.  You should realize that new watch sales are at all-time lows in the USA.  Perhaps you can see the 'set up' coming. 

Many competitors utilize expensive SEO companies and Google Adword campaigns. They HAVE to PAY huge  advertising fees to get work in order to offer you 'FREE SHIPPING' or a 'FREE ESTIMATE.'  Ask yourself why that is?  We KNOW why.  They need TONS of watches to repair because they charge so little to repair them.  And more watches = more overhead to pay for.  The biggest expense is the labor of doing it right the first time, and that is precisely where most of them ARE cutting corners. 

When you don't charge enough to properly repair a watch, and/or offer FREE shipping or FREE estimates, you have to repair MORE watches for LESS money.  You are then tempted to take short cuts in the repair to make the watch run and get it out the door.  You realize that most folks won't send a broken watch back within the six month or one year 'warranty' period.  So you fall into the trap of being unethical and dishonest in your repairs.  We don't have to repair 30,000 watches a year to make a living 'doing it wrong.'  Length of warranty will weed out the scam artists. 

                     FOREIGN/UNSKILLED (AKA 'SLAVE' or 'SWEAT SHOP') LABOR

Do us a favor before you send the 'competition' your watch to take advantage of their 'free' shipping and/or 'free' estimate and/or one price fixes it all approach.  CALL THEM.  Do you hear that foreign accent with 'broken' English being spoken?  Why is that?  You may have just called a 'sweat shop,' that's why.  This is a place where foreign and/or unskilled labor is USED to do shoddy, quick repairs by underpaid and/or undocumented workers.  One such company proudly claims to swap 200 watch batteries a day!  These companies also may NOT pay employment taxes.  They come to the USA, set up a 'sweat shop,' pay thousands of dollars for a nice, convincing website, and then abuse our country's broken immigration and tax recovery systems to take YOUR money.  These companies are run by unethical businessmen who 'hire' low-skilled, hourly workers, and also fail to pay their share of local, county, state and federal taxes.  You can help to eliminate scumbag watchmakers, by not patronizing such a business. 

                 WHAT DOES THE COMPETITION SAY THEY WILL DO TO YOUR WATCH?

Most competitors don't tell you ANYTHING.  Go ahead and look.  There is a very good reason the will not say a WORD about what they are doing in specific terms.  If they do put anything in writing it will read 'replace capacitor' or 'clean, oil and adjust' or 'overhawl' (they can't spell or repair watches).  One competitor actually claims to replace the 'mainspring' in your Kinetic quartz watch, even though it has NO mainspring.  We can't make this stuff up, really.  Another competitor advertises to "a 21-point inspection" but fails to mention what, exactly, is being inspected.  And what if they found 'high consumption' during their 'inspection?'  What would they do to correct this common problem in the kinetic auto-quartz watch?  What are they going to FIX.  That's what you need to look for in any advertising you read.  Our website is full of technical description of what we REPAIR with no gimmicky references that prey on your ignorance.  

We tell you, in writing, what we are inspecting, testing, and repairing.  If you take the time to read our website it will EXPLAIN all of this to you in great detail.  Why would we do that?  A better question for you to ask is, "Why doesn't the competition explain it in detail?"  Could it be they don't understand what they are doing?  Know this.  The competition routinely READS this website, in order to better understand how to repair YOUR watch, and mirror what we say and do.  Yes, they really are that incompetent.  

SMOKE & MIRRORS . . . & a '21-point Inspection'

One competitor spews misinformation about all the checks they are performing on your watch (copied from our website), but read carefully, ALL THEY ARE DOING IS REPLACING YOUR BATTERY.  This same BS artists then claims that you need to wear the watch for "at least 3 days each week" or your warranty is invalidated due to a "drained capacitor." (11/29/10 - They have removed this claim now.  Wonder why? We will tell you why - they are learning to repair YOUR watch by reading OUR website!)

Want to know why your watch stopped working when you took it off for a week?  
This is normally caused by the consumption of your movement being SKY HIGH.  The "new fully charged" power cell can not keep up with the demand unless YOU wear it constantly to charge it, or put your watch on a "charging platform."  Why would you need to do that?  Did you need to do that when the watch was new?  Why now?  Seiko states that a fully charged capacitor will have a "power reserve" of between one to six months (depending on the model).  This means you CAN take it off and leave your watch sit idle for at least that long before causing the new LI battery to drain and suffer ill-effects.

Competitors Copy What We Do

Many competitors copy either our business model, our diagnostic information, and our website material verbatim.  But they aren't smart or motivated enough to sit down and properly repair your watch.  Ask them why they don't offer a warranty longer than six months or one year . . . Crickets . . . These hack artists are royally upset with us for exposing their BS, and telling the public the TRUTH about watch repair.  It seems we have violated the 'code' - an unspoken 'rule' that watchmakers are supposed to 'keep secrets' about how to utilize 'repair short cuts.'  Some 'old school' watchmakers were taught that keeping you 'in the dark' meant more of an opportunity to rip you off.  All these unethical watchmakers are doing is insuring that the public will soon STOP wearing and/or buying new watches, because it is becoming very difficult to locate a truly honest place to have your watch repaired.
                 
         What Keeps The Competition from Performing True 'Estimates?'


They claim to do it 'for free.'  No way an estimate can be done properly for free or without seeing the watch in person.  How do you think that they 'pay' for
all those Google ad words?  VOLUME.  And volume means short cuts . . . in your repair . . . translation = your watch won't work properly.  End of story.  Buyer beware.  


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ur exclusive estimate and diagnosis will test your watch movement's operation using Swiss and Seiko diagnostic equipment.  These tests are the only way to know what is BEST for your watch repair.  Your watch's charging circuitry, its coil's resistance, its consumption, the capacitor's voltage and its ability to hold a charge . . . all these are tested when your watch is diagnosed during the estimate, and tested again AFTER the repair, in insure the watch is performing as it should.  We realize that those terms may not mean much to you, but they are absolutely the proper terms to utilize when describing what HONESTLY should be done to troubleshoot and repair your Seiko Kinetic watch. 

 Pressure Testing:  Wet pressure testing is a service designed primarily for DIVE WATCHES (rated at 200m or more).  If you are not scuba diving or submerging your watch, the basic service is normally ALL your watch will require.  In addition, almost no watch repair facility will guarantee, in writing, that they will be responsible for damage caused by a watch failing to operate underwater.  Why?  Because the consumer/end user may do any number of things that compromise the water resistance security that has been restored and tested during a repair process.  If you don't believe us, start asking around, and look for this in writing.   While your at it, look for pictures of their pressure testing equipment, and ask them if you get a receipt of the pressure test with your watch when it is returned from being repaired?

Water Resistance & the Basic Service: Our basic service includes pressure testing for water resistance up to 50m or 5 bar/atm on all kinetic basic-service watches, which will insure that your watch is properly sealed. Verification to 50m or 5 bar/atm will allow your watch to resist water that is splashed on it, or a brief immersion in water to several inches, but will NOT rate it for swimming. If you desire your watch to be pressure tested to its rated depth (if higher), then you should request our intermediate or complete service. 


Here is what the competition will NOT show you, because they do NOT own this equipment!  SAFE PRESSURE TESTING is performed with a Greiner/Vibrograf LT-100 Poseidon dry tester (above),
and an AF/Swiss wet tester - if required to isolate a leak (pictured lower right, below). 


 
Results of your pressure test will be documented (pictured above left) when the watch is sent in for ANY SERVICE LEVEL.  Ask the competition if they can or will provide you with PROOF of your watch's pressure test results.  Go ahead and ask them.  No proof = More BS.

Would you like your watch and bracelet ultrasonically cleaned and/or pressure testing to verify water resistance?

If you desire these additional services, we offer an intermediate level, and a
complete level for your Seiko Kinetic watch.

And unless the new battery was a "budget" battery or a non-tested factory battery (which is what the competition may install) there is no reason it would not CHARGE back up when you started wearing the watch again . . . no reason except your watch can't charge the battery properly, because the battery is either defective (not genuine Seiko or a defective genuine battery - yes they do exist), and/or the consumption is SKY HIGH, and/or they did not verify that your charging circuitry was working properly.

Still don't believe us? Imagine if your auto mechanic installed a new battery in your car, and then after you left the car in a parking lot for a week, it would not start. The mechanic then told you that you needed to "drive" your car 3 days a week in order for you to keep the battery charged and qualify for his warranty.  'Awkward!'

 

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Your Seiko KINETIC watch will be expertly repaired following the same guidelines utilized at the factory where your watch was originally manufactured.