No, older watches are quiet due to different bearing techniques

Oct 26, 2021,21:05 PM

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Quick question

 By: Watch_kha_wen : October 26th, 2021-18:50
On both my latest Patek (movement below) and my recent jlc moon phase I hear a lot the rotor moving when wearing them. Is that normal ??they are both brand new and in very good conditions so I am just wondering since none of my other watches are that nois...  

Yes. Totally normal.

 By: Rrpdc : October 26th, 2021-18:56

Not very 'elegant'...

 By: mdg : October 26th, 2021-18:59
...I never hear my Rolex rotor...but it's old.

It’s the bearings

 By: Jurry : October 26th, 2021-19:06
But surprisingly it sometimes seems as if the small or micro rotors produce more sound as well

Yeah ! Had the same impression.

 By: Watch_kha_wen : October 26th, 2021-19:29
I barely move my wrist and I can hear the rotor dancing like crazy. Surprised me too the first time. Kev

Nothing to worry about...

 By: amanico : October 26th, 2021-19:24

Thank you all !

 By: Watch_kha_wen : October 26th, 2021-19:30
Ok my older 5056p I can not hear anything though. Does it mean service ASAP ? Kev

My calibre 240 is noisy too

 By: Centurionone : October 26th, 2021-22:38
I got used to it now but found it quite weird at first

Disconcerting to me, and not high-end luxury.

 By: vitalsigns : October 26th, 2021-22:43
JLC is a terrible culprit here. Who the heck wants to hear bearings rattling around in what's supposed to be a finely engineered movement? Regardless of the superiority of ceramic ball bearings, the noise is not luxury.

It’s normal!

 By: Ed Watches : October 26th, 2021-23:52
And I have to confess: I like it! It makes the watch feel - and hear - alive. IMHO, the sound of the rotor on the 324 and 240 is exactly this: a ‘sound’, not a ‘noise’.


 By: xxn : October 27th, 2021-05:26
to my ears


 By: Piyadet.n : October 27th, 2021-06:54
This is normal and the rotor sound of some certain caliber such as 26-330 even louder than this 240. You may wonder why micro-rotor has the same (or more) amount of sound as the normal rotor, it is because the thickness of micro-rotor is thicker than the ... 

Call me crazy,

 By: Ivan5 : October 27th, 2021-11:42
but that's a primary reason I put my 5980A on the wrist. I adore the sound, lol...