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    My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    I picked up a pre-owned Speedmaster Date /Day-Date reference 323.21.40.44.01.001 the other week and when I rock the watch back and forth in my hand I can feel (hear maybe) the oscillating weight spin. There's also more resistance winding this watch than others I own. Is this normal for the Speedmaster Calbre 3606?
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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    FWIW I used to own a watch similar, the speed master date 3210.50 and I could feel the rotor moving too. I think the movement it’s based off of only winds unidirectionally so you can feel it spinning
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    My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    The 3606 movement is basically Omega’s version of the venerable ETA Valjoux 7751.

    It’s completely normal to feel the “wobble” when you rotor spins like mad following a simple flick or movement.

    Let me give you an example:

    Tockr, a micro brand using the same movement actually celebrates the rotor wobble. It used to annoy my at first in my watches with that movement (Longines Master Collection Moon phase Chrono and Tudor Prince Date Chrono) but now, I actually like it. It’s unique for this movement and makes you watch feel alive every now and then


    Tockr watches use the 7750 in their Air Defender watch in premium finish and they celebrate the wobble.


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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothbras View Post
    FWIW I used to own a watch similar, the speed master date 3210.50 and I could feel the rotor moving too. I think the movement it’s based off of only winds unidirectionally so you can feel it spinning
    Tooth is correct.
    The 3606 is based off the venerable 7750, much like the Date variant he had.

    It winds only on one direction and spins freely in the other, so there is a distinct "wobble" as in other 7750 based watches and can definitely be felt.

    It's normal.

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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    It's normal. I actually love the valjoux wobble. Wear it, and enjoy it in good health!
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    Ah you have a wobbler

    That is normal like others have said. The movement winds in one direction and free wheels in the other.

    A great trick is to give your wrist a quick flick and that will get that rotor to freewheel good and make the watch feel like it is dancing on your wrist

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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    It's a super accurate movement if dialed in right

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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    Yes the wobble is normal, however I'm unsure how much resistance is there, but if you think you can still wind it without way too much force then I assume it should be okay.
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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    Thank you all! I'll now appreciate the wobble vice stressing over it.

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    Re: My first Speedmaster....Is this normal?

    The wobble in my 3511.50 is one of my favorite things about it. I sometimes take it off and flick it to get it spinning. It's like it's alive in your hand. Like having the alethiometer in Pullman's His Dark Materials series.
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