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Seiko Caliber 4r35b Drawing

Seiko Caliber 4R35

Seiko Caliber 4r35b Drawing

ManufacturerSeiko
Caliber Number4R35, 4R35A, 4R35B
Movement TypeAutomatic
Diameter
27.4mm (casing 27mm)
Thickness
5.32mm
Jewels24 23 (see below)
Vibrations Per Hour
21,600 bph
Lift Angle
53 degrees
Power Reserve
~40 hours
Hand Windable?Yes
Winding Direction
Clockwise
Hacking?Yes
Anti-Shock System
Seiko Diashock
Regulator System
ETACHRON
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, date calendar at 3:00
Country of ManufactureJapan
Known Models
(Add yours in the comments below…)

The Seiko caliber 4R35 is an automatic used by Seiko Watch Corp. in their own branded watches. This movement was released circa 2011. This caliber was considered to be an upgrade from the popular 7S26 movement as it offers the user the desirable hacking and hand-winding functionality.

Caliber 4R35 VS SII NH35:

The caliber 4R35 is basically a Seiko-only version of the NH35A. Seiko Instruments (aka SII) sells the NH35 to other manufacturers for use in non-Seiko watches. At the time of this post, the 4R35B has 23 jewels and the NH35A has 24 jewels (see below).

Caliber 4R35 VS 4R36:

There is also a similar caliber 4R36. The difference between the two is that the 4R35 has a date calendar complication at 3:00, and the caliber 4R36 has a day/date at 3:00. Everything else is the same, including dimensions, jewels, accuracy, etc. Despite tech sheet misinformation, the caliber 4R35B has 23 jewels and the 4R36A has 24 jewels (see below).

Differences Between 4R35A and 4R35B?

The “A” in 4R35A indicates that it is the first generation of this caliber. The official tech sheets show that the 4R35B was an upgrade from the original caliber where Seiko increased the jewel count from 23 to 24 jewels see update below. This happens to be the same jewel count at the 4R36 mentioned above, so it could be for ease of production and documentation. Other differences as listed in the technical docs:

  • Lift Angle: 4R35A = 52 degrees / 4R35B = 53 degrees
  • Power Reserve: 4R35A = 41 hours / 4R35B = 40 hours

UPDATE: 23 or 24 Jewels Confusion

There is much confusion in the watch community around the caliber 4R35B jewel count. Blogs and watch sellers often refer to the 4R35B as having 24 jewels, this is because that is what Seiko’s official documentation has stated since the tech sheets were published in 2011. Interestingly, the conflicting information in the tech sheet appears to be caused by Seiko combining the calibers 4R35B and 4R36A in one document. The original 4R35A had its own tech sheet. The rotor drawing on the 4R35A shows the caliber number and jewel count spelled out (as it would look on an actual watch), however, the 4R35B/4R36A drawing has a blank rotor without any markings, continuing the cause for confusion.

We have not seen a caliber 4R35B powered watch with rotor markings indicating 24 jewels. The Caliber Corner Community is also backing up the discrepancy in the comments below, so we reached out directly to Seiko for information:

“Dear Seiko, can you please confirm if the 4R35B has 23 or 24 jewels? Tech sheets say the “B” has 24 jewels, but many watches with a 4R35B signed rotor say 23 jewels. Thank you in advance for any clarification you can provide. -Caliber Corner”

Dear Customer,
We have inspected few watches with B movements, and they all state 23 jewels.
Thank you for your feedback, we are in process of correcting that information.
Kind Regards,
SWA

This confusion is further perpetuated due to the fact that the 4R35B is regarded as the “Seiko only” version of the SII NH35A which has 24 jewels.

Accuracy Rating:

Seiko claims that the accuracy of caliber 4R35 is between +45 / -35 seconds per day. This rating is based on normal daily wear on the wrist in temperatures between 5 ºC and 35 ºC. When testing your watch for timekeeping, make sure it is fully wound.

Crown Position Functions:

0 (against the case): Clockwise = Manual Winding / Counterclockwise = Nothing
1 (pulled out one click): Clockwise = Nothing / Counterclockwise = Date setting
2 (pulled out two clicks): Time setting clockwise and counterclockwise

Stem Removal:

To remove the stem, make sure the crown is in position 0 or normal position (not date or time setting position). There is a lever with a small indentation for your tool. Gently press down while pulling the stem out. See official instructions below for more guidance:

Seiko Caliber 4r36 Stem Removal

Examples of Watches With This Movement:

Additional Resources:
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1 year ago

[…] Click here for the main Seiko caliber 4R35 post and to learn more about the differences between 4R35, 4R35A, and 4R35B. […]

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

The Seiko SRPC87 uses the 4R35B movement but contrary to the information provided here states that it’s 23 jewels.

Ide
Ide
11 months ago
Reply to  Caliber Corner

Yes, please do inform us the latest clarification from Seiko.
I bought a Seiko 5 Sports with 4R35B movement but it is 23 jewels instead of 24. Also, the date is at the 4.30 position instead of 3. Any explanation for this? Did I buy a genuine Seiko watch?

John
John
10 months ago
Reply to  Ide

I think you and I bought the same watch. I am concerned because the 23 jewels may not have hacking or the ability to be hand wound. Looking for help on this.

Tạ Xuân Trường
Tạ Xuân Trường
3 months ago
Reply to  Caliber Corner

So, If I have a Presage Seiko said in its back that: 4R35A , twenty four jewels. That watch is fake, isn’t it? Thank

John
John
1 year ago

where can I buy a 4r35b movement?

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1 year ago

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Dave
Dave
11 months ago

I recently bought an SRPC19K1 from the grey market, it has 4R35B, Twenty-Three Jewels, written on the rotor.

Tanuj Saxena
Tanuj Saxena
10 months ago

I am having an issue with my Seiko SRPB51 Samurai with 4r35 movement. I noticed that the second hand is not stopping even when I pull out the crown fully on the last position. Initially it, used to stop when the crown was pulled out fully. Its a new watch I have just bought it in June 2019.

Padi Fanboy
Padi Fanboy
10 months ago

My PADI auto has this movement with 23 jewels. I was wondering if there is a 24 jewels PADI?

Mike G
Mike G
9 months ago

Does anyone know the recommended turns per day (TPD) for this movement on a watch winder? Thanks in advance

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[…] The Prospex line has been updated since the 2105 ad above, but you get the point: the dive watches are built like a submersible tank. Size-wise, we’re back up to 44m and 200m water resistance for the Japanese selection, relying on Seiko’s reliable but not astoundingly accurate Caliber 4R35. […]

José Maria Aguasca Ribot
José Maria Aguasca Ribot
5 months ago

En mi muñeca se mantiene en unos muy razonables + 8 / 9 segundos 24h.
Concretamente el 4R35

June
June
5 months ago

Can i replace 4r35 to eta2824?

Stephen
Stephen
4 months ago

Seiko 5 SRPB94 model, machine 4R35B. Comments is rapadly start and stop, some time totally stop. Per day 24hr 6 minutes slow. New watch purchased on 17/8/2019. Price. 110/- KD. Kuwai Dinar.one month also not work properly. Not satisfied with Seiko 5 automatic watch. Kindly advise to me.

John
John
4 months ago

I purchased a Seiko samurai September 2019 from official dealer. Watch kept perfect time,( with my radio controlled watch). After 2 weeks it started to gain about 6 seconds per day consistently. As I have several quartz watches I like accurate time, so I attempted to adjust the Seiko by moving the regulating arm on the balance wheel. The first attempt made it run slow by 3-5 seconds per day, so I nudged the regulating… Read more »

Rocco of Stay Sprung
Rocco of Stay Sprung
4 months ago

The B is def. 23 jewels I have a SRPC model open case back were it states 23 and this is a 2017 piece

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