Ready for summer, this mustard yellow dialed Seiko Kinetic is ready to enjoy. Model reference 5M42-0F19
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in December 1997. The warranty card is blank.
Seiko invented the Kinetic watch back in 1988, and originally called it the AGS (Automatic Generating System). The idea is genius in its simplicity. Rather than have a battery that needs changing every two years, you have a capacitor that is charged by converting the kinetic energy that naturally happens when you wear the watch into electrical charge. These capacitors were originally due to last 10 years, but the replacements we now fit to 5M62 movements use better materials and should last even longer. You can check the power reserve by pressing the button at two, and a fully charged capacitor will advance the second hand by 20 seconds. That allows the dial to remain clear of any other subdials, and this dial is lovely – a rich yellow that looks almost mango coloured in some lights. The Seiko lume is also still strong, adding to the sporty summer feel. The rubber black and yellow strap is new, and has been trimmed to fit the 16mm lugs. This watch would have originally had a Seiko bracelet, but this has been swapped out over the years. We will install a brand new capacitor before sending the watch out to the new owner.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 42.8 mm
Width without crown 40.2 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 46.8 mm
Case Thickness 10.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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