Why is my mechanical watch making a noise?

The majority of mechanical watches will make some sort of noise. Why? Because mechanical watches are powered by movement and as the automatic rotor spins around the case or the mainspring slowly unravels, you are likely to hear a gentle sound.

When we say noise, we don’t mean something that can be heard from the other side of the room, but if you were to put your ear against your watch you will be able to hear the intricate complications hard at work.

How loud the movement is will of course depend on the model you have and the material of the case. Some materials stifle out the sound completely while cheaper watches made of weaker metal will be easier to hear.

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