First post for me but have been surfing the forums for years.
I bought a B&M 8786 from ashford.com. Beautiful watch. I really like it. EXCEPT for the loud ticking sound.
This is my first manual wind mechanical watch. So maybe this is normal? But when I wind up the watch, it ticks much louder than any of my automatics. So loud, I can hear it meteres away in my room, I can hear it when my wrist is by my hip, I can hear it over the sound of a car engine when I am driving. Others comment that it sounds like a time bomb. If you ignore it, it becomes background noise. But once you realize it's there, it's hard to ignore the ticking sound. I have heard from a few others that that might be normal for this watch?
Perhaps some echo effect? Or perhaps because it is skeletonized there is not as much sound insulation?
Can anyone who has owned this watch provide some input that that is the same for their 8786?
I want to kow if it is problem with just mine.
Otherwise, I love this watch!!!
Thank you for taking the time to reply.