Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

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    Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

    Hey all,

    This morning I noticed a new sound coming from my wrist. It sounds like something is loose inside my watch and rattling around. This is obviously more than just the wind rotor spinning - it sounds like the wind rotor may have fallen off completely! I took a video to demonstrate the sound.

    (video encoding, ready for viewing in about 30 minutes, but i gotta go to work so can't wait to post this!)

    Anyone have any ideas what this might be?? I wear this watch every day - for 3 years. This is the first problem of this sort I have experienced.

    Thanks!
    Keegan

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    Re: Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

    I don't know what changed, but this is a good reason to remove
    the case back and look inside. If you aren't comfortable doing it
    yourself, I think even a busy watchmaker should be able to do
    that while you wait.

    Mean while I would stop wearing the watch. If there are loose
    parts inside the case you don't want them to fall into the
    escapement.

    Thanks,
    rationaltime
    Last edited by rationaltime; March 7th, 2012 at 20:23.

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    Re: Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

    Thanks! Anyone else want to chime in? Anyone had this problem with a Damasko? Again, my best guess is the wind rotor fell off.

    Also, do you think I'm safe taking it to any old watch guy to open it up and take a look? I'm nervous about this because this watch is my baby. I am not sure I want to have someone service it who is not approved by Damasko headquarters.

    keegan

    Quote Originally Posted by rationaltime View Post
    I don't know what changed, but this is a good reason to remove
    the case back and look inside. If you aren't comfortable doing it
    yourself, I think even a busy watchmaker should be able to do
    that while you wait.

    Mean while I would stop wearing the watch. If there are loose
    parts inside the case you don't want them to fall into the
    escapement.

    Thanks,
    rationaltime

    I make leather stuff. Search for "One Star Leather Goods" and you'll find me.

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    Re: Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

    I would contact Greg Stein at Watch Mann for his advice on how to service the watch or if there is any legalities with Damasko if someone else works on the watch. Is your watch still under warranty with Damasko?

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    Re: Damasko DA36 new rattling noise, service?

    Thanks all for the great advice. I called Greg at Watchmann, he said to take it to a trusted local shop and have them open it up. I did (feldmarwatch.com here in LA). They found the center screw that holds the wind weight was loose. Luckily just loose and not off altogether. So he tightened it up and closed the watch back up. Blam! Quick and easy.

    Thankful my favorite thing is ok, and the repair was minor. Now back to saving for a Damasko DK10 (or DC66 Si)

    Thanks!
    keegan

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    Quote Originally Posted by keegan View Post
    Now back to saving for a Damasko DK10 (or DC66 Si)

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