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The self winding rotor is very noisy when the watch is shaken;is this normal? the watch is 3 years old and this from day one.Have only worn the watch once for a whole day.All the time it is in it's box and is shaken once a month to exercise the mechanism.

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SOURCE: Noisey Explorer 2,

The noise and the vibration is coming from the winding rotor loose axle. There can be two causes for it:
1) the rotor axle, bridge and setting (fixing) spring is getting loose. This will be quite easy repair as all it takes is to tighten all screws and replace or tighten setting spring.
2) rotor axle is worn, so, consequently the bridge and the setting spring as well. In this case the rotor axle must be replaced by the new one and re-bushed into the bridge and the new setting spring must be fitted. This takes quite a lot of work and new parts as well.
Can not tell you about the costs, but Rolex repairs has never been cheap. In the U.K.about a year ago I did the repairs as described in chapter 2 and customer was charged £195.00, parts inclusive, and it was cheap by the Rolex standards.
Do not forget to rate, please.

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SOURCE: kenneth cole k3771, is the self-wind function working?

Self winding watched should not need to be wound as long as they are being worn.

To tell if the self winding mechanism is working, hold the watch close to your ear (hold it vertical, as though it was on your wrist) and rock it gently. You should be able to hear a ratchet operating (a soft clicking noise).

I can't help thinking your suspicion about the mechanism having failed, sound very likely.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Self winding watch stopped

You need to swing the watch backward and forward for some time (200-500 times!), to re-charge the battery.

This may take some patience!

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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How do you wind the watch


I looked you your watch on the Longines web site and it would appear that your watch is self winding.

To wind it, hold it level and swing it from side to side for about 100 times. This should be enough to make it start working.

Self winding watch will run up to 3 days (depending on make and model), so if you take it off, then it will eventually stop. These watches thrive on being worn, so wearing them most days (with an interval of not more than two days, will keep them running.

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"Self-winding" Automatic mechanical watches that don't run.


Many questions are posted about watches that don't run or just run for a few seconds or minutes. If it's a quartz/digital watch you need to have the battery replaced. If it's a mechanical watch - even a high end "perpetual" watch like a Rolex, you'll need to manually wind it. Self-winding, or automatic, watches have a rotor in the case that spins as your arm/wrist moves throughout the day. The motion of the rotor winds the watch. When the watch is left unworn for a day or you spend your day just reading a book or otherwise remain inactive, the watch runs down. To restart it and provide a power reserve, simply wind the watch manually by turning the crown clockwise about 40 turns. It should run fine as long as you stay active. If you don't wear the watch everyday and don't want to have to wind and reset it every time you put it on, you can buy a watch winder to keep it moving. You can find them for under $100 on ebay for basic models and for more money you will see ones that wind multiple watches and have nice decorative cases.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Watches

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Stops after i take it off, I have to shake it to get it going again, problem is intermittent, I have no clue...


Your watch is self winding and will run down (if fully wound) for about 2 days.

This type of watch thrives on use and if not used will stop. To avoid having to re-wind by shaking, it should be worn every day.

(Some makers say that to full wind up their self winding watches, they need to be shaken (gently) aboiut 200 times).

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My watch is not working,,is there a battery i must change?


Your watch is a self winding type and does not contain a battery.

To wind it up, swing it from side to side gently for a few minutes (this operates the self winding mechanism).

Self winding watches thrive on use and will only run for 2-3 days if not worn.

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Bought a 1970s tissot automatic seastar watch and was ticking for two days the just stopped. Have tried winding but won't work. What is most likely the problem?


A self winding watch will run for 2-3 days if it is not worn (they thrive on being used) and it sounds as if you have not been using it; is this the case?

It could be that the winder does not operate on the spring (some watches don't), so to wind it up you need to activate the self winding mechanism.

You can do this by gently swinging the watch from side to side for a few minutes. This will simulate the normal operation when it is being worn.

If you continue to have trouble with it stopping, it could be that it needs cleaning. I had a similar problem with a watch I had some years ago.

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I bought it new and then a few weeks later the battery seemed to stop. I did not wear it often. I heard some watches do not use battery and function with the movement of one's arm. Is this the case for...


If the watch is a self winding type, then it generally says "automatic" on the face. These will run for about 2-3 days if they are not worn, as the self winding action only works when the user is moving).

Battery driven watches should run for at least a year before needing a replacement, so if it has stopped already, it could be self winding or manually wound type. Some self winding watches can be manually wound so you could try this to see if it starts.

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Watch winding is not holding


Two words: Wind it! When any self-winding (automatic) watch runs down from not wearing it you have to manually wind it to get it going again. Once you've done that the movement of your wrist will cause the self-winding rotor mechanism to keep it running as long as you are reasonably active and wear it everyday. Just wind it about 40 turns and you'll be good to go. Oris is a great watch company and you should enjoy it for many years.

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Noisey Explorer 2,


The noise and the vibration is coming from the winding rotor loose axle. There can be two causes for it:
1) the rotor axle, bridge and setting (fixing) spring is getting loose. This will be quite easy repair as all it takes is to tighten all screws and replace or tighten setting spring.
2) rotor axle is worn, so, consequently the bridge and the setting spring as well. In this case the rotor axle must be replaced by the new one and re-bushed into the bridge and the new setting spring must be fitted. This takes quite a lot of work and new parts as well.
Can not tell you about the costs, but Rolex repairs has never been cheap. In the U.K.about a year ago I did the repairs as described in chapter 2 and customer was charged £195.00, parts inclusive, and it was cheap by the Rolex standards.
Do not forget to rate, please.

Mar 07, 2009 | Rolex Explorer II 16570 Wrist Watch

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Restarting my Citizen Promaster Eco Divers 200 Watch


Since it's eco-drive you can just wear it for a few hours and it should self-wind. The problem is that when it sits still for more than a few days it winds down. It gets its power from the natural movement of your wrist as you walk around.

Once it starts ticking again you'll just have to set the time correctly.

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Rolex runs down


sounds like you need a new watchmaker, Your watch is designed to be worn 16 hours a day an rested for 8 while you sleep and this should keep it running. there are several different mainsprings that can be installed depending on the age and your activity level. I would be happy to take a look at it for you.

Donald McPherson

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www.finewatchmaking.com

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