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Old 19 April 2018, 08:03 PM   #31
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I own a Datejust 41 with a 3235, and my particular example is quiet. In fact so quiet that I was afraid it wasn't moving at all lol. But it is. Perhaps I'm just used to my Breitling Superocean which has a Caliber 13 (Valjoux 7750) that is loud as all get out.
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Old 20 April 2018, 05:59 AM   #32
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Oh yeah, the 7750 is loud. Mainly because it doesn't wind bidirectionally. It just spins like a lunatic to one side
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:14 PM   #33
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If you are finding such problems then take the watch to Rolex Service Center
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Old 13 May 2018, 04:35 AM   #34
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Much like Brian, I cannot hear any loud noises coming from my SD43. :shrugs:
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Old 20 May 2018, 11:17 PM   #35
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I dropped my DJ41 once and I thought I knocked something loose when I can hear the rotor winding, took it to RSC and 2 weeks later was told that the watch is perfectly fine. I had a sub with 3130 movement and I couldn't hear a thing
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Old 22 May 2018, 10:30 PM   #36
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Think I can just about hear something if I hold the watch close and shake it. Definitely not an issue or problem in normal wear.
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Old 22 May 2018, 11:00 PM   #37
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No noise with my sd 43. Take it to rsc
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Old 28 May 2018, 08:56 AM   #38
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IMHO the reason the new movements have the ball bearing rotors instead of the old style is not durability but efficiency. In most cases, the old bearing overall seemed to last fine for 7-10 years until servicing and was in fact really quiet. But with the 32-- movements they were looking to eliminate friction and gain efficiency in every aspect of the movement, hence the ball bearings. They probably do make more noise. My Tudor Black Bay Bronze also has a ball bearing based rotor, and it is in fact noisier than my Rolex watches. I thought this might have something to do with the bronze case, but now I think it may just be the bearing design. And like the new Rolex movements, it has a 70-hour power reserve with a single barrel so maximum efficiency was a design goal.
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Old 13 June 2018, 12:02 AM   #39
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Yeah, my ETA 2824 and 2892 based watches, which have ball bearing rotors, have always been louder than my 3135 based watches when moving around. Trade offs.
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Just take the rotor off, problem solved

Such an awesome photo. Thanks for sharing, Bas.
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Old 15 June 2018, 01:51 PM   #41
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Uh, I dropped my 16014 on the carpet and apparently the rotor snapped and the jewel broke too. So looks like I'm getting slugged a good $600 for the repair.
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