7 year power reserve?

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    7 year power reserve?

    I remember seeing an ad watch a watch with a seven year power reserve at the HK airport. Didnt check it out because I had to catch a flight, and back then I just started getting in watches. Does anyone know what it is?

    The slogan was something like "Havent moved for seven years? This watch hasnt/will still be ticking" or something.

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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    I believe that's called quartz, lol.

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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vito_Corleone View Post
    I believe that's called quartz, lol.
    Definitely.. No way thats an automatic.

    btw OP, the breitling colt quartz series has an 8 year battery.

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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    My bad. It uses a capacitor not a battery. it was kinetic.

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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    That's pretty impressive. I didn't know kinetics could last that long.

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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    They don't really. They auto relay. When they don't get moved for a long time they stop moving the arms and keep the time internally only. Once it detects its getting motion and thus powered again it'll auto relay to the correct time.
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    Re: 7 year power reserve?

    Takes about 24 hours of non-movement on my Seiko kinetic to go into a power saving mode and will stay correct for 4 years or something close to that.

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