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  1. Stan Cooke Mar 18, 2023

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    I bought my 3861 Speedmaster new in late 2021. I wind it fully every morning and it is keeping perfect time. Just recently I have noticed that when winding it, as I reach full wind, on the last turn of the winder as the resistance to turning builds, there is a faint 'creaking' noise. It is as if the main spring creaks as the coils fully close. The watch is only 18 months old and working flawlessly, so I don't want to be sending it away for service just yet, but can anyone (Archer, perhaps?) assure me that this noise isn't a sign of anything seriously wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

    Stan.
     
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  2. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Mar 18, 2023

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    Mine does that. Almost more felt than heard. It's from 1985 and features the 861 movement.

    It's just part of my Speedmaster's character and I've not been concerned.
     
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  3. SC1 Mar 18, 2023

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    Upside: you've got appx four more years for it to present itself as a real problem.
    That said, I believe you are fine and good to go.
     
  4. Evitzee Mar 18, 2023

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    If it's working flawlessly you don't have a problem. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
     
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  5. Stan Cooke Mar 19, 2023

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    Thanks, everyone, for your reassuring replies.

    Stan.