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 Post subject: Luminor GMT 88 noises
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I just purchased a new N series Pam 88. When I have the watch on my wrist and I shake it back and forth a couple of times, I hear noises coming from watch lasting from about 5-10 seconds. Is this normal?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:59 pm 
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It sounds like the self-wind rotor spinning. If you can detect a little wobble at the same time that would confirm it. The 7750 based movement inside it is well known for these two traits.

Nothing to worry about from your description.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Thanks. That must be it. I was unaware since it is my first pan. Now I have piece of mind!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Yup - its the famous 7750 wobble. It happens when the rotor is swinging the opposite direction of the winding, where there is little resistance so the rotor spins like crazy! Once you've owned a few 7750-based watches, you will become very familiar with this phenomenon.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Thanks for the info. I guess this authenticates my new Pam 88! :D


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Actually.. that used to be true until the Asian fakers created a fake 7750 with a working power reserve.. so I am guessing the good fake 88's also have the wobble, though I've never handled one.


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