Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

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    Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

    If you recall I received a Victorinox DM500 Mechanical with an ETA 2892-2 movement. I really like it, and although initially I was a little taken aback by a few scratches (nothing major, normal wear and tear) I have come to appreciate this user-watch as I wear it everyday. One thing concerning me, however, is that the weight, which is visible through the exhibition case back, spins around and winds the spring to power the watch. I have heard it is not good to shake these watches with automatic movements, but what is slightly concerning me is that the weight seems to make a little noise when it spins around. I am not sure if this is normal for the ETA 2892, and the watch still tells time perfectly and the case is intact and working well. However, when I shake or move the watch from side to side (a little more than normal wrist movement), I can hear the weight spinning around inside. Is this normal? I don't think there is anything wrong with the watch, does anyone else have experience with this watch or movement?

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

    The rotor noise you hear is normal, it's probably a little easier to hear it because your watch has an exhibition caseback that doesn't insulate the noise as good as a solid steel caseback would.
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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

    Congrats on a real cool looking watch and a great mvt! I love the 2892 it's very accurate.
    The rotor noise you hear when shaking it IS normal, no worries.
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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

    Thanks everyone, I am loving the watch and appreciate all the help and input.

    Dunn

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    Re: Victorinox Dive Master 500 Mechanical, ETA 2892-2

    Wow. Whoever told you not to shake an automatic watch should never be listened to again on any subject related to timepieces. The very point of an automatic is to charge by being shaken. In fact, it can be detrimental not to shake the watch regularly since lubricants can pool unevenly within the watch causing increased wear and worse timekeeping. That's why automatic watch winders rotate the watch instead of just turning the crown to keep it wound. So enjoy your Dive Master and be worry-free!

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