The Seiko Instruments (SII) caliber VK64A is part of the hybrid mechanical quartz (mecaquartz) movement line. It is a chronograph movement that uses quartz technology for the main functions of the watch, and a mechanical module for operating the chronograph. Learn more here.
Seiko/Time Module states that the expected accuracy of this movement is less than +/- 20 seconds per month at normal temps. The battery life is about 3 years with normal operation.
Sweeping Chronograph Seconds:
As a mecaquartz type of movement, the chronograph second hand on the VK64 has a rather smooth sweeping motion, unlike most quartz chronographs that impulse with a ticking motion.
After installing a fresh battery cell, remember to reset the circuit by touching the AC terminal of the circuit block (look for an arrow labeled AC pointing to a hole) and the switch spring with your tweezers.
At the time of this post, replacement prices for this movement were found online in the range of $17.95 to $34.95.
The Seiko labeled caliber number for the VK64 is 6T64. You might find this caliber VK64 listed as being produced by SII aka Hattori aka TMI (Time Module Inc) aka Seiko Instruments Inc. Learn more about the different names here. Other calibers with the same base movement are VK61, VK63, VK67, VK68, VK73, and VK83.
Examples of watches with caliber VK64:
The watch below is an AVI-8 Flyboy with a VK64A inside.