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Advice needed - Genève vibrating and creaking noise when shaken

  1. Andydi

    Andydi May 15, 2019

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    Hi all, just got a 166.0163 (first vintage watch) and had it serviced . After some inspection when I got the watch back, I noticed two things when I actively shake the watch:
    1. strong vibration almost felt like watch is trembling and causing high frequency vibration noise (almost sounded like a loose parts on a vibrating table);
    2. creaking noise, while I don't think its the rotor rubbing against the caseback, i don't think this is normal for a vintage rotor.

    I think I'll have to take it back to the watchmaker but would like to hear some thoughts first so I don't get BS from the watchmaker.
     
  2. Walrus

    Walrus May 16, 2019

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    Shoot dude wish I could help. Definitely doesn’t sound right. My guy gives a one year warranty on his work hopefully you’d does the same. I hope someone comes along to give better advice I hope it works right
     
  3. Andydi

    Andydi May 16, 2019

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    So positive reply from the watchmaker (or at least positive attitude), he has 1 year warranty and is happy to take another look. He mentioned it might be the spacer ring holding the movement not in place properly (perhaps bs but I'm no expert). Will update again!
     
  4. Walrus

    Walrus May 16, 2019

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    I think you will be fine if it’s a nice watch they know what you like and will want to keep you happy. That’s why my guy gives me breaks. I’m giving him two to work on this week he wants me to be happy
     
  5. DaveK

    DaveK May 16, 2019

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    Congrats on your first vintage piece! By law you must now post photos of it ;)
     
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