Charging the Seiko Prospex GMT Kinetic Tuna Air Diver 200m aka SUN019 (Braun Toothbrush Charger)

Edit : 21 Apr 2016 – added Braun Toothbrush Charges – Best induction area !

Edit : 10 Aug 2016 – added more types of charger that works with Seiko Kinetic watches.

Reference to the  Seiko Prospex GMT Kinetic Tuna Air Diver 200m aka SUN019.
The review can be found here : https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/review-seiko-prospex-gmt-kinetic-tuna-air-diver-200m-aka-sun019/

In this article, its just an update that the Seiko Prospex GMT Kinetic Tuna Air Diver 200m aka SUN019 can be brought up to FULL charge with the Braun Toothbrush induction charger. (also there is a thread on WUS delicated to alternative charger http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/induction-chargers-work-seiko-kinetic-482363.html )

You can also buy the expensive Seiko Kinetic Charger to perform the same task…… but at a much much higher cost ! ($200-250) but it cannot beat the Braun Toothbrush induction charger on cost ratio !

Method
The thing about charging the Kinetic watches with Braun toothbrush charger is the placing position.
I have success in these 2 position : (different watches)

1) Case back on the bottom of charger
2) side ways beside the “little stick”

Some Kinetic will takes a couple of days to receive charge. So be patience.
Cheers !

Seiko Kinetic Charger ($200-250)

$_13 $_12

Braun Toothbrush charger Type 4728 ($15)

$_57

2 days on the Braun Toothcharger ….. to FULL charge !

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Conclusion :
Braun Toothbrush induction charger  Type 4728 – $15

VS

Seiko Kinetic charger – $250

Choice is obvious !!

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Braun charging other Kinetic watches below : (*note the different position!)

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*sewingman [Bob] of SCWF has measured and found the best induction area for the Braun Toothbrush charger. (photos with permission from Bob).

Braun charger type 4728 a Braun charger type 4728 b

Other charger that works too !

Charging Seiko Kinetic Giuguaro

Dakota REQ charging stand

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Philips LED Candle charger (3 slot type) 691086048, or 818655 Imageo Candle Light

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Philips 69126/60/48 Imageo LED Rechargeable Tea Lights (6 slots) – suitable for those with lots of Kinetic watches to charge at the same time !

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Another Braun Toothbrush charger that works. (Note the head has been chop off for easy watch head placement ! Good idea !)

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15 comments

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  2. […] Got the SUN019 up to FULL charge in 2 days with the Braun Toothbrush charger. Details in my blog : Charging the Seiko Prospex GMT Kinetic Tuna Air Diver 200m aka SUN019 | seikoparts Like me ! Like me ! Reply With […]

  3. […] excellent job of charging Seiko kinetic watches by induction (see this post for more information: Charging the Seiko Prospex GMT Kinetic Tuna Air Diver 200m aka SUN019 | seikoparts). I bought this one week ago, and I love the functions and look, but it is simply way too large and […]

  4. […] excellent job of charging Seiko kinetic watches by induction (see this post for more information: https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2014…0m-aka-sun019/). I bought this one week ago, and I love the functions and look, but it is simply way too large and […]

  5. Jayson Tan · · Reply

    In the last two photos that you’ve shown ( braun charger head that have been chop off) What’s the correct position of the Kinetic watch model SUN 019 did you do that properly charged the watch?

    1. The photos are not mine.
      Position still is very much depending on the type of knietic movement the watch has.
      Generally , be patience and try various position, once you get it up to charge. Take a snap or note.

  6. I have the same seiko kinetic gmt prospex SUN019 and braun tooth brush charger i how ever have not been able to figure the right position for it to charge , have tried in different positions for over three hours each i used a sponge holed and balanced the watch on the charge point that protrudes, the watch touches this exactly at the case back in the centre where the seiko tsunami is located.

    Could any one help me on this , share pics etc thanks

    1. Mine got charged in this position.

  7. hello i am looking for this Dakota REQ charging stand could not find it anywhere any clues about price and where to find it???
    also my question is would it work with this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Universel-Induction-Qi-Mini-Round-Shape-Wireless-Charging-For-Smart-Phone-/282074666362?var=&hash=item41acf5d57a:m:mMjB3dsTb0fM2un4lU-BRvA
    it is for wireless charging for Phones but the the technic is the same or must be based on the same technic?
    would be happy on any feedback and or help
    Thanks

    1. Think Dakota has increased their price for their charger, as it was a sell out earlier. Not sure if they are still selling them.
      I had tried the wireless phone charger before but it wasnt successful unfortunately.

  8. Dan Holland · · Reply

    Just got a new LG Watch Sport smart watch. It came with a great little wireless charging stand. I have been trying all the different positions with my Prospex but so far no luck. Either it’s not working or charging very,very,very slowly. Here is the charging stand I’m talking about: http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-accessories/lg-WCD-H100-wireless-charging-cradle-watch-sport Anyone else tried this?? If you have, and have found the sweet spot please share your results. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Dan, I have not tried the LG charger yet.
      had tried to Samsung and Qi wireless charger. These didnt work too.

      So far it seems only the Braun Toothbrush charger and the Philips LED charger works nicely.

  9. How about the Apple Watch charger? Anyone tried it?

    1. I have not try one before.
      Hope to have an opportunity to try it.

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