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    Loudest Watch

    As the title suggests, I'm looking for a (automatic) watch that LETS YOU KNOW that it's running. Anyone have one that keeps them up at night? Any movements that are particularly loud?

    ETA: Not rough rotors, or anything like that, I'm really talking about ticking like the intro to "60 Minutes" at, say, 80% volume.
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    Re: Loudest Watch

    Among my watches GO Panomatic Lunar is by FAR the most noisiest watch.

    It has VERY light almost "pinging" sound. Quite nice actually.
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    I have a few vintage manual wind and they are very loud. I guess if you like hearing your watch tick, you should go for a low frequency movement.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    This is the loudest watch in my collection. In a quiet room I can hear it ticking just a few feet away from my ear.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    You probably want to find an old pin lever movement. The nature of their escapement requires them to be much louder than their more sophisticated counterparts.

    That said, if you want a really good loud watch, (I haven't heard the Panomatic, I'm sure it's awesome) try a co-axial. My 8500 is my loudest nice watch by far. My GS Hi-beat has a little machine gun in it, but it has to be like in your ear to know it.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    I had a Venus 170 chrono, which made me love vintage pieces. It was ticking like a watch. My guess except the pin lever as mentioned above, any hand wound caliber with 18000 beats per hour would satisfy you. Between the automatics the rotor wind of Valjoux 7750 was the loudest I used, which you wont be interested in.And not sure but the 8500 is also based on 7750 thats why is also loud, correct me pls if I am wrong, I am not really into Omega.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by zyk1on View Post
    I had a Venus 170 chrono, which made me love vintage pieces. It was ticking like a watch. My guess except the pin lever as mentioned above, any hand wound caliber with 18000 beats per hour would satisfy you. Between the automatics the rotor wind of Valjoux 7750 was the loudest I used, which you wont be interested in.And not sure but the 8500 is also based on 7750 thats why is also loud, correct me pls if I am wrong, I am not really into Omega.
    The 8500 is not based on the 7750 (it's an all-new calibre, at least as all new as watch movements get). I think the reason it's loud is probably the co-axial escapement, but that may be me conflating causation and correlation.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    None of my automatics are especially loud, but if you include manual wind, my Russian Raketa is ridiculous. I would not be able to sleep with it in the room.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenM View Post
    The 8500 is not based on the 7750 (it's an all-new calibre, at least as all new as watch movements get). I think the reason it's loud is probably the co-axial escapement, but that may be me conflating causation and correlation.
    Sorry got confused with another Omega caliber.

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    Re: Loudest Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by zyk1on View Post
    Sorry got confused with another Omega caliber.
    Ah it's fine, it's hard to remember all the designations and what they're based on.

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