Rotor noise?

Discussion in 'Vintage Rolex Watches' started by Jruta, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Jruta

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    Hi all, ]
    I've been concerned about the rotor noise in my sub, I notice a "tink--tink--tink" sound when rolling my wrist, it is NOT the endlinks/spring bars, as it's on a NATO. the watch has always made this noise, and I'm not sure exactly what a "spinning" rotor should sound like, I'm more concerned that it's some kind of metal-to-metal contact. it runs fine, and seems to keep the power reserve. is this normal? ( you have to be in a quiet room to hear this, it's not loud- you would have to listen purposely to hear it.
    Thanks again. John
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    Whoa :yikes: I've never noticed that before. Is it an older model sub? I'd suggest taking it to a watch maker for evaluation and depending on the results, sending ti to RSC for service.
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    Hi,, sorry I should have been more specific, it's a 14060m, Z serial.
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    Yeah, that's too new to be making an obvious noise. I'd be concerned and get it checked out.
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    Thanks, thats what I thought. I just wasn't sure if it was the rotor spinning. time to get her checked out. john
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    Get it checked out. Your Sub shouldn't be making any noise, especially when worn with a NATO.
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    thanks all
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    Keep us posted John and I hope it no big deal!
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    One other watches I can hear the rotor spinning, but very very hard to hear on Rolex. This leaves me to believe that something may be loose, probably Rotor related. I had something similiar on my Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, sent it back under warranty, turns out the Rotor was loose. I would get it checked out and send it to the RSC.
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    I had the same clicking noise from a Rolex Sea-Dweller. Admittedly, the noise did turn out to derive from the spring bars, and I KNOW you state that it can't be them. Still, I'd try to take off the NATO strap and wait with installing the spring bars until you've checked once again if the watch still makes the noise.

    Does it only make the noise when you tilt the watch from the 3 to the 9 o' clock side?? If so, I am pretty confident it must be the spring bars. :cheers:
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    I've clearly heard the rotor on my Omega Speedmaster Day-Date, but having had three separate Rolexes, I have never heard a rotor noise, only some light squeaking (for want of a better word) from the bracelet, and the sound of the mainspring as the second hand ticks.
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    Hi guys, hopefully it hasn't done any damage, I will keep you posted. Bo, it seems to do it whilst rolling the watch fron 12 to 6. thnks. John
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    If it were a loose rotor, it should make the noise in pretty much every direction...Try taking the band off (and pins) and see if the watch still makes the noise after that. :cheers:
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    In my considered opinion, rotors always make a noise. Depending on the movement, it varies a lot, though!

    If it only makes the noise when the rotor is in one particular place, it seems to me that the rotor is loose OR something is in its way. Either way it should be looked at by a watchmaker. But donĀ“t worry, nothing is broken! Yet... Just scratched...

    Rolf
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    Huge welcome to TKF, Rolf! :cheers:

    Glad to see you here, my friend! :thumbsup:
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    Hello Rolf, welcome to TKF, hope you really enjoy your time spent here. :cheers::cheers:
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    Welcome to TKF, Rolf! :beardjump:
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    Thanks to all who replied, i'm going to try taking off the spring bars tommorow, it's tough to say whether the rotor makes that clicking noise in one particular spot, if that doesn't solve it--------- off to RSC we go I guess. J
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    Welcome to TKF, :rocker:
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    Jruta, good luck with the repairs.
    I can only reiterate what everybody else had said.
    And that is," I have never heard a Rolex movement, make any noise"

    Rolf, welcome to TRF.