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[align=justify]Very interesting information on how the Power Reserve function on many of the Seiko's work. There is not a power reserve sub dial or area on the dial showing the amount in reserve.
[/align][align=justify]I JUST learned about this with my new SKA383P1 that I received this week. There is a button at the 2pm spot that you push and the second hand moves to show the amount of power reserve for the watch as explained below.[/align][align=center]
[/align]My SKA383P1 is showing at the 20 second marker for power reserve, which is 1 month, but I have not worn it for more then one day yet, so it must have come charged up somehow.[align=justify]---------------
[/align][align=justify]The PR button is standard with all Seiko Kinetics with the 5M-series caliber. It’s not a very accurate means of gauging the reserve power of its internal rechargeable lithium ion cell (not to be confused with a capacitor). Seiko’s recommended procedure to check the remaining power is to wait for the second hand to point to 12 o’clock and push the PR button.[/align] [align=justify]The reserve power is measured by the how far the watch’s second hand moves in an arc. Depending on the amount of remaining power, the second hand will swing to the 5, 10, 20 and 30 second mark. If the watch has between 75%-100% worth of power, the second will swing 180 degrees to the 30-second marker.[/align] [align=justify]The second hand will freeze momentarily until the time catches up and the hand will resume its normal timekeeping. You can only press the PR button twice until second hand starts ticking[/align] [align=justify]At full charge, the internal storage cell will power the SKA013P for six months. The diagram below clearly illustrates how to read the watch’s power reserve.[/align] [align=justify][/align]

Source - http://quartzimodo.com/review/seiko-kinetic-ska013p-diver-review/
 

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THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION JAMES. THIS IS SOMETHINKG I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT KINETIC WATCHES. I THOUGHT ONLY A SUB DIAL INDICATOR COULD GIVE YOU THE POWER RESERVE. IE THGIS TRUE ONLY WITH SEIKO ?
 

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:c:bSeiko watches are great. It's nice to be where they are appreciated. I have a bunch of them all shapes and sizes. Another thing I noticed,when the power is low,the second-hand makes erratic 2 second jumps.

:lSince I've been here,I started wearing these guys again
 

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Good point woody. I forgot to post that and that is in the manual I got with my watch also. The erratic 2 second jump thing is a good indicator that the power reserve is really low.
 
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