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    Rotor noise

    hello everybody,

    I just got a really nice Hamilton Jazzmaster slim, but I have to ask this: I noticed if I swing it to spin the rotor it makes quite some noise presumably against the backcase. Does anyone else have this watch or have this issue? I'm assuming this is not that normal at all as I have cheaper auto's where I can't almost here their rotor spin. Opinions please.
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    Re: Rotor noise

    Some autos make noise, some don't. If it works, don't fix it.
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    Re: Rotor noise

    I have a Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono with a 7753 and it makes a little buzz when the rotor gets spinning. I've heard that is normal.

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    Re: Rotor noise

    Quote Originally Posted by cottontop View Post
    Some auto make noise, some don't. If it works, don't fix it.
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    Thank you for your input. That is my way of thinking as well.
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    Re: Rotor noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Pitguy View Post
    I have a Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono with a 7753 and it makes a little buzz when the rotor gets spinning. I've heard that is normal.
    I have been searching WUS and the web about this noise and this movement in particular and it seems to be normal. Thank you.
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    Re: Rotor noise

    Yeah, it's normal. Most of my watches make a noise when the rotor spins.
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    Re: Rotor noise

    Nunocrt,
    I inquired about the same problem with a Seiko kinetic.
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/quer...nd-601064.html
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    Re: Rotor noise

    While it's difficult to say definitively whether there is a problem or now, it's highly unlikely the rotor is scratching against the bridges or the caseback since that amount of friction should affect winding enough for the watch not to function properly.
    If you're THAT concerned, get it checked out.

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    Re: Rotor noise

    My Seiko 7002 does this as well; but it's normal. :)
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    Re: Rotor noise

    Quote Originally Posted by nunocrt View Post
    hello everybody,

    I just got a really nice Hamilton Jazzmaster slim, but I have to ask this: I noticed if I swing it to spin the rotor it makes quite some noise presumably against the backcase. Does anyone else have this watch or have this issue? I'm assuming this is not that normal at all as I have cheaper auto's where I can't almost here their rotor spin. Opinions please.
    Hi. If the rotor is actually scraping against the case back that would indicate a worn rotor bearing or a movement fitted to the wrong case. Because this is a new watch I think you are just hearing the normal sounds it makes.

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