Seiko Caliber 4r36a Drawing

Seiko Caliber 4R36

Seiko Caliber 4r36a Drawing

Manufacturer Seiko
Caliber Number 4R36, 4R36A
Movement Type Automatic
27.4mm (casing 27mm)
Jewels 24
Vibrations Per Hour
21,600 bph
Lift Angle
53 degrees
Power Reserve
~40 hours
Hand Windable? Yes
Winding Direction
Hacking? Yes
Anti-Shock System
Seiko Diashock
Regulator System
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds, day/date calendar at 3:00
Country of Manufacture Japan
Known Models
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The Seiko caliber 4R36 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 7S36 movement as it offers the user the desirable hacking and hand-winding functionality.

Caliber 4R36 VS SII NH36:

The caliber 4R36 is basically a Seiko-only version of the NH36. Seiko Instruments (aka SII) sells the NH36 to other manufacturers for use in non-Seiko watches.

Caliber 4R36 VS 4R35:

There is also a similar caliber 4R35. The different between the two is that the 4R36 has a day/date calendar complication at 3:00, and the caliber 4R35 only displays the date at 3:00. Everything else is the same, including dimensions, jewels, accuracy, etc.

Differences Between 4R36 and 4R36A?

The A indicates that it is the first generation of this caliber. 4R36 and 4R36A are the same, until Seiko releases a 4R36B which will be a second generation.

Accuracy Rating:

Seiko claims that the accuracy of caliber 4R36 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 = Day setting / 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:

Here is a Seiko caliber 4R36A in a SARY055:


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