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Hey DLJr. Just picked up the same Seiko second hand on the cheap. It's my first automatic, but compared to my friends Seiko SNK809 it rattles like a baby toy when I shake the watch. Does yours do the same? I think I'll have a dealer give it a once over to check it out.

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Hey. Just picked up the same second hand on the cheap. It's my first automatic, but compared to my friends Seiko SNK809 it rattles like babies toy when I shake the watch. Does yours do the same? I think I'll have a dealer give it a once over to check it out.

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Originally Posted by cptstowe View Post

Hey DLJr. Just picked up the same Seiko second hand on the cheap. It's my first automatic, but compared to my friends Seiko SNK809 it rattles like a baby toy when I shake the watch. Does yours do the same? I think I'll have a dealer give it a once over to check it out.

I wouldn't be concerned, it's likely just the rotor of the automatic movement. If I shake mine off my wrist I hear a faint rattling sound, but if you move it in a controlled slow arc, you shouldn't hear anything (and that should mimic more closely what you would expect to hear on your wrist). If it makes significant noise during that motion I might be more concerned. Also, try shaking it with the dial facing the ground, if it is significantly quieter the rotor may be loose.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I wouldn't be concerned, it's likely just the rotor of the automatic movement. If I shake mine off my wrist I hear a faint rattling sound, but if you move it in a controlled slow arc, you shouldn't hear anything (and that should mimic more closely what you would expect to hear on your wrist). If it makes significant noise during that motion I might be more concerned. Also, try shaking it with the dial facing the ground, if it is significantly quieter the rotor may be loose.

Thanks for the quick response. Even in a slow arc I get a "ball bearing rolling" sound. Dial down seems to make some difference. Considering I payed $100 shipped and it's in 95% cosmetic shape I'm cool with getting some service done for good measure. 

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Well in a slow arc, it's still doing work, it just shouldn't be a baby's toy at that point haha. But yeah, it can't hurt to take in and have someone open it up and look at it. It's a machine made, cold movement, but it is very durable so I'm thinking you should be in good shape when someone opens it up. Good luck.
 

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That was my thought. The loudest ball bearing noise really comes into play when the dial tilts more than just when it shakes with the dial staying horizontal. I'll keep wearing until I get it checked out or until it stops. Thanks again for all of the help.

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Bauhaus watch

 

Kent Wang Bauhaus automatic watch $350

 

$50 off with this deal: http://perks.urbandaddy.com/national/kent-wang.html

post #2379 of 3829
Does anyone have any strap suggestions for my blue spark? Looking to spend less than $100. Would like to limit it to black since I already have a brown strap, but I'm open to other brown straps as well.
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Any recommendations for a poor man's watch winder? Needs to hold at least 4.
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Any recommendations for a poor man's watch winder? Needs to hold at least 4.

Put it towards a watch.
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On that note, any recommendations for a single watch watch winder?
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I am new here but just wanted to post about 2 watches I own. They are both available for an OK price.

 

Hamilton khaki GMT and the Sinn UTC model

 

I really like automatic watches and I need a second time zone for my work, so these 2 were perfect. Just an appreciation post ;)

post #2384 of 3829
No such thing as a poor man's watch winder, really. You could probably get a plastic one on Amazon or something but that's still going to run you $50 for a single.
post #2385 of 3829
^ Yeah, checked out some used Orbitas and just not worth it to me at this point. I only have one automatic watch and I guess I'll just have to take it with me on my travels every single week. It's just annoying that I'll have to change the time twice a week to take into account the time zone differences, but guess I'll just learn to deal with it. So, no watch winder for me.. for now, at least.

Back to looking for straps! I'm so beyond lost.. Who knew there could be so many aspects to bands.. crocodile vs alligator.. deployant/deployment bands.. long/normal/short bands.. sigh. Just too many different types of combinations and I don't know what would look best with my Blue Spark.

To be honest, I wouldn't be opposed to spending a bit for a nice band, even though the watch itself isn't very expensive. I guess my best bet is to visit a jewelry store and compare straps in person? I have a thin wrist so I'm starting to think that a 'normal' length band might actually be too long. Apparently the proper length band will cause the buckle to align right in the middle of the bottom of your wrist? I'm always using the second-to-last hole on my straps.
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