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March 07, 2013

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Angelo

yes, and as I commented on the original thread, in response to Gary's comment: "I have a Kinetic----and I also have a couple dozen other watches----and unless I go out of my way to make SURE that I wear the Kinetic (even when it's not my first choice) I'd fall into the category where battery life will be shortened. I don't like that. In fact, we had some snow here yesterday----and the city shutdown because of the forecast, even though it ended up being a couple inches of snow and a little rain----my kid had school cancelled and the federal government closed---and our office closed as well since we follow their schedule. So just working from home and doing a few things around the house, I put the Kinetic on just to wear it, to charge it. I really don't like the idea of having to keep track of this----and for that matter, always having to re-set my "automatics" that are worn weekly, but not daily. I know Herc likes the "connection" with a live movement as opposed to quartz-----but I'm seriously thinking quartz is the way to go. You wear the watch when you feel like it, and aside from the date and daylight savings time, generally don't have to reset it----and every couple years perhaps, pay $10.00 or so (often less) for a battery change. That's low stress."

jonnybardo

Now I'm getting paranoid about my two kinetics and thinking I might need to take a break from my love affair with the blue Orient Revolver. Or maybe tonight as my wife watch a movie or something I'll just sit and shake, sit and shake.

Angelo

I wanted to wear a Tauchmeister automatic today, to keep that thing wound----but looked at it and saw that it had already lost time (Haven't worn it since earlier this week). So I wore the Kinetic instead, to keep that one charged. The pressure is getting to me.

jonnybardo

I don't worry too much about the autos stopping - if I did, that would be sheer madness. Most of them are "sleeping." The kinetics, though, get me worried because of the quote above from Gary. I only have two, but it seems that you really don't want more than one per every six watches or so, just in terms of wearing ratio.

Ulysses

I get the feeling that this danger is overstated. Self-discharge rates for these batteries are roughly 2-5% per year. It would be unlikely for a new unit to fail for a very long time, and of course the battery management circuit would turn off the watch before the battery was drained to unrecoverable levels. That's just what you'd expect to happen.

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