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Hi just got this new oris t33 its the caron fiber face with the red accents. Anyways i love the watch.. But i dont know if i didnt notice it when i first got it but the noise seems to make alot of noise.. its almost sound like its grinding. Also when i take it off my wrist i tap the see threw glass i feel like it sounds like parts are loose.. im sure it isnt cuz obv. its been very accurate. I just want to know if this is normal. Im scared cuz the watch is like 2 weeks old.. and it just seems like it makes way too much noise.,
 

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Hi Marlon and a warm welcome to WTF,

Can I just clarify something. Is the grinding noise coming all the time and, therefore, something to do with the escapement or wheel train? Or is it only happening whilst the watch is winding ie the rotor is spinning.

If it is the former I don't think there is much to worry about because, as you say it is keeping accurate time. What do you mean by accurate time BTW. +/- 6 seconds per day would be OK.

If it is the latter then maybe the winding mechanism is catching slightly. This shouldn't affect the running of the watch because, although it may not be as efficient as it should be, it will still keep the optimum state of winding of the mainspring whilst you wear it.

Ideally, take it to an AD and they will be able to help you once they've listened to it. Also, if you do this, ask to listen to other Oris automatic watches to see if they sound the same.

Hope this helps.

P.S. we would love to see pictures of your new TT3.:biggrin:
 

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Hi. I think you're referring to the famous Valjoux 7750 (chronograph movement) wobble that is much beloved by many collectors. Sometimes you can actually feel the entire case head vibrate on your wrist as the winding rotor spins (counter clockwise on the VJ 7750). This is no cause for alarm.
That "grinding" sound is also pretty common - though I'd describe it more like a rubbing.
Hope this helps. And welcome to the forum
 
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