Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement
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    Thumbs Up Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    I recently acquired a Raymond Weil Maestro (RW4200 movement = sw200-1) and in a complete silence room I can hear a beautiful chime if I put it over my ear. For reference, this is the watch:



    Searching for discussions about the sound of mechanical movements I could only find references to the ticking, not the bell-like chime that goes with it.

    I've had a Tissot prc200 with the powermatic 80 movement but never noticed something like this.

    On youtube I couldn't find a thing about it except for a couple of rolex sounds.

    The Maestro is really close to this sound:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcsifA5hAF4

    And this one is also nice:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJN_GbcexI8

    Is this something generally considered by the watch aficionados out there?

    Ps: what better name than Maestro for a watch conducting this beautiful music?
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    Re: Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    The 2824-2 (closely related to your SW200) in my Rado has a melodious ding, too. It surprised me when I heard it going "ding-a-ding-a".

    My vintage Omega 550 dings very slightly, but not at all like the Rado. The 7S26 in my SKX009 doesn't ring at all; it has a dry "tak-a-tak-a" kind of sound. The 70-year-old Bulova from my grandpa is pretty dry-sounding, too, I think… I'll have to listen to it again.

    Sorry, no recordings from me. I don't have any quality recording gear.

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    Re: Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    I can definitely hear the melodic chime on my Rolexes. I believe someone posted a short sound clip of theirs on TRF - will try to find.

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    Re: Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    I'd read that rose gold is one of the best metals to harmonize sound. Interesting how the DJ sounds. My coaxial smpc had more of a bell ringing sound like that. There is a video of a deepsea as well. That's what my sub sounds like.

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    Re: Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    I can hear it on my Breitling SOH Chrono 44mm. I love it too.

    Something that I also have, but everyone who's tried mine on hates, is that I can hear and feel the rotor if I move my wrist fast enough. I love that too though ;)

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    Re: Beyond the ticking: the bell-like chime of a mechanical movement

    The 7750 wobble. It's something!
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