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    Winding my ball

    Hi guy,

    Whenever you all wind your ball(watch), does it produce a sound caused by the friction of the mechanism inside? I wind it in the clockwise direction after i unscrew it, which i tink is the correct procedure? Thank you for your time

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    Re: Winding my ball

    ...sure a little.
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    Re: Winding my ball

    Once you've wound the watch a few turns you may even hear what sounds like a ratchet noise. This is just the clutch slipping as to protect against over winding the mainspring.

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    Re: Winding my ball

    i found the friction sound depends on the model, or more precisely the movement in the model: my Diver and Chronometer, with their 2824 movement, are MUCH louder than the Hydrocarbon with its 2892 derivative. I also find the same loud friction noise in the Fortis, which also has a 2824. Anyone else notice this difference between movements?

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    Re: Winding my ball

    Quote Originally Posted by tantric View Post
    i found the friction sound depends on the model, or more precisely the movement in the model: my Diver and Chronometer, with their 2824 movement, are MUCH louder than the Hydrocarbon with its 2892 derivative. I also find the same loud friction noise in the Fortis, which also has a 2824. Anyone else notice this difference between movements?
    Your findings are accurate. The 2824 is louder sounding and not as smooth winding as the 2892. That being said, the 7750 is equally loud and strong feeling when manually winding.
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    Re: Winding my ball

    I would not necessarily call the sound "from friction" but from the gears clicking over each tooth and winding up the main spring.. In any case it is perfectly normal. Wind away and enjoy..

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