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Old 5 June 2015, 10:34 AM   #1
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Rolex v Omega

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I bought my first Rolex today, a Milgauss GV
It is totally different than my Omegas
As I reclined to watch a tv show just now I realized it is SILENT
I had to put my ear next to it to hear the escapement at work
My GSOTM, as beautiful as it is, echoes ticking noise if my wrist even approaches my face. So does my Bond. So does my Moonwatch.

I have always been an Omega value fan but this is a major feature in Rolex's favor that isn't often discussed
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Old 5 June 2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if that is good or bad?

I actually noticed the same exact thing with a new sub.

I personally like the feedback, but can see the appeal of the silent machine as well. It definitely speaks to how well a rolex is sealed.
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Old 5 June 2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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OK...
I bought my first Rolex today, a Milgauss GV
It is totally different than my Omegas
As I reclined to watch a tv show just now I realized it is SILENT
I had to put my ear next to it to hear the escapement at work
My GSOTM, as beautiful as it is, echoes ticking noise if my wrist even approaches my face. So does my Bond. So does my Moonwatch.

I have always been an Omega value fan but this is a major feature in Rolex's favor that isn't often discussed
Yeah? Hmm, never thought of that as a "feature", much less a major one. I actually kind of like hearing the movement a little, reminds me that there's a tiny machine on my wrist.
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Old 5 June 2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Snap. My sub-c is silent unless I train to hear it.
My manual seamaster (cal.285) was loud, very loud, but the connie (561) almost as quiet as the sub...
Being used to vintage watches I have noticed that I do have 'phantom' ticking going on now though! Yikes!
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Old 6 June 2015, 05:03 AM   #5
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I can't hear a thing from my CrPO
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