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Sellita SW200

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Do many of you that have a watch with the Sellita SW200 movement, have the spinning rotor issue that seems to plague this movement?
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When you consider the sheer number of these movements out there, and consider that people will only complain when something is wrong and not conversely note every time everything is right, I wouldn’t categorize this anywhere near a plague.

I have 4 (maybe 5, not sure about 1) with the sw200, never had an issue with any of them.
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ajax87 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:30 pm When you consider the sheer number of these movements out there, and consider that people will only complain when something is wrong and not conversely note every time everything is right, I wouldn’t categorize this anywhere near a plague.

I have 4 (maybe 5, not sure about 1) with the sw200, never had an issue with any of them.

Fair comment. Suppose i might have been unlucky with my first auto movement purchase in a five years. The Alpina alpiner i bought not only had the spinning rotor, but the bezel didny line up either.
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widge34 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:46 pm
ajax87 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:30 pm When you consider the sheer number of these movements out there, and consider that people will only complain when something is wrong and not conversely note every time everything is right, I wouldn’t categorize this anywhere near a plague.

I have 4 (maybe 5, not sure about 1) with the sw200, never had an issue with any of them.

Fair comment. Suppose i might have been unlucky with my first auto movement purchase in a five years. The Alpina alpiner i bought not only had the spinning rotor, but the bezel didny line up either.
Just my 2 cents, I could be wrong. Someone posed a question in another thread about whether sellita sends these fully set up to the various brands that use them, or do the brands have to assemble/oil/regulate them when they place them in their watches? This could have something to do with it as someone a little more knowledgeable said that too much or too little oil or the wrong kind of oil can cause this issue.

No doubt the issue is out there, I’m just of the opinion that it’s a smaller issue than the people who unfortunately experience it believe it to be.

Of course the first time it happens to me I could change my tune!
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5 of my CWs with Sellita 200 Movements went 'home' to fix that problem during early to mid 2020 - given the Lockdown situation I was impressed that they turned them round in 2 months or less.
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Laird wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:04 pm 5 of my CWs with Sellita 200 Movements went 'home' to fix that problem during early to mid 2020 - given the Lockdown situation I was impressed that they turned them round in 2 months or less.
Surely that is very unlucky to send 5 back?

Wouldnt this issue be checked for before shipping watch out?
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widge34 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:26 pm Wouldnt this issue be checked for before shipping watch out?
It may well be, but that may not help. Fortunately, I have only had the issue on one of mine with this movement. It was fine when it arrived, and it started after a couple of months. I solved it with the short-sharp-wind method.
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I’ve not had the issue once with any of my Sellitta’s over 8 years
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I’ve owned 8 watches all with the Sellita SW200 movement . Each one has performed flawlessly.

Including the C60 that’s on my wrist again today.

“Plagued this movement “ seems an over the top generalization as well IMO......unless you have access to Seliita’s movement repair rate?

ETA, as well, has reports of the occasional spinning rotor issue.
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Hello,
I’ve had a dozen or more watches with the SW200 movement and I can’t remember any of them having the spinning rotor issue.

However, I did once own a Tudor watch with their version of the ETA2824 movement, and this little sod spun like a helicopter!
One watch, one user, one movement is definitely no proof, but I’ve had better experience from Sellita movements than their equivalents.

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widge34 wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:26 pm
Laird wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:04 pm 5 of my CWs with Sellita 200 Movements went 'home' to fix that problem during early to mid 2020 - given the Lockdown situation I was impressed that they turned them round in 2 months or less.
Surely that is very unlucky to send 5 back?

Wouldnt this issue be checked for before shipping watch out?
Depends on a number of factors.

However if you mean is there a basic way for a watchmaker to check for “spinning rotor syndrome” before casing the movement?

The answer is yes.

But you need to take into account that time is money.

(This isn’t a CW specific comment).

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Hi there, has anyone else experienced a loud knocking from the rotor with these movements?

I’m guessing it’s the spinning rotor issue as I’m sure I can feel it move when winding. I’ve hit a returns bag now so I’ll send it in this week for repair. Such as Shane as the rest the f the watch is superb!
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I have problem with automatic movements in general; that's why I now favor quartz watches. I do, however, have a couple mechanicals. Over the past 2 years I'm 0 for 5 with autos. The SW200 in my Limes was erratic. Fortunately, I was able to have the movement replaced under warranty. Even so, it is sitting unloved in the watch box next to a Seiko Samurai that also had its movement replaced.
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I own several watches with the Sellita SW200 movement and have never experienced any problems. The only movement in my collection that has repeatedly failed me has been the ETA 2893-2. I guess I was unlucky.
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I had to send back a cranwell after two weeks with the rotor issue they inspected said no fault found ,after another look replaced the watch with another. QC must be non existent as the replacement is worse than the original , they also fitted the old strap to the new watch and its full of marks this strap was taken off when I first got the watch and never worn .QC my anal passage .
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