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    Weird noise when winding

    I'm still very much new to the watch world. No one in my family or friend group really cares much for watches (other than me).

    I recently bought an Oris Aquis Source of Life. I haven't been wearing it as much lately since my Halios Seaforth GMT came in.

    I decided to manually wind my Oris because it was completely depleted. I noticed when winding (I know I shouldn't do this often).. But I noticed when winding it that it makes a weird noise imo. Almost like air is coming out or rubbing something together. Definitely not a clicking noise by any means. Me being so new to all of this - I won't lie... little nervous right now.
    Would this be cause for concern or am I just stupid and paranoid?

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    I don't think there's any problem with winding it manually, and it's hard to overwind and damage an automatic. Winding my automatic watches, I find that they generally aren't very smooth to wind. Sometimes it's just a very coarse, uneven feel; sometimes it sounds like a bit of grinding. I was concerned with a couple to the point that I took them to a decent watchmaker, and to his ear, there was no issue.

    If the watch is still keeping good time, I think you're ok......

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Wind slowly and back off if sound happens again.

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Quote Originally Posted by brianboisseree View Post
    I don't think there's any problem with winding it manually, and it's hard to overwind and damage an automatic. Winding my automatic watches, I find that they generally aren't very smooth to wind. Sometimes it's just a very coarse, uneven feel; sometimes it sounds like a bit of grinding. I was concerned with a couple to the point that I took them to a decent watchmaker, and to his ear, there was no issue.

    If the watch is still keeping good time, I think you're ok......
    That is exactly what it is. A subtle coarse, grinding feel/sound.

    Watch is ticking and seems to be keeping time just fine.

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Sounds normal to me.
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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Sounds normal to me.
    It probably is! I think I was just a little nervous/scared. I'm still pretty new to this and I just want to make sure I'm taking good care of my watches haha

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Some autos when you wind them make more of a “hissing” (Lord, I’m really struggling for the right word here) sound rather than the pawl on a sprocket noise you might expect.

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Quote Originally Posted by Jbuck24 View Post
    It probably is! I think I was just a little nervous/scared. I'm still pretty new to this and I just want to make sure I'm taking good care of my watches haha
    Wind it just enough to get the watch running and wear it. Arm movement will spin the rotor and wind the mainspring. If you aren't wearing the watch just let it run down.

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Sounds like normal function.

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    Re: Weird noise when winding

    Sounds normal to me. Remember that when winding a watch you are interacting with a series of gears and spring. When the gears mesh together, they will make sound
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