Like mechanical and quartz, Kinetic is a platform. We are lucky that Seiko spends as much time as they do in the lab dreaming up new movements. Kinetic is the brand name for Seiko's automatic quartz hybrid movement. You can get a traditional quartz movement, an automatic mechanical movement, a quartz Kinetic movement, a quartz Kinetic Direct Drive movement, and a quartz regulated Spring Drive mechanical movement.
It was at the 1986 Basel Fair that Seiko unveiled its first Kinetic prototype. Over the past 20 years,Seiko has created on this platform a suite of Kinetic movements, each bringing unique features to the consumer. Originally called Automatic Generating System ( AGS Quartz ), it was developed between 1972 and … In fact, Seiko watches now come in at least five different movement flavors.