I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Now you'll find yourself shaking your wrist surreptitiously so that you can induce more wobble....it's addictive 8)
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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TBH I am not wearing it today as my wife knows nothing about it at the minute so will have to have that conversation tonight. I gave my 13 year old a quick peak and he literally gave a small shriek of approval.
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Nice one Castle. I enjoy being given a wee reminder that I am wearing something mechanical when I wear my fortis b42 chrono. So, what have you timed so far? Eggs boiling perhaps? Or how long it takes you to walk to the shops? When you show it to your partner, why don't you time how long it takes her to ask 'So what's so special about that one then and how is it different to all your others?' :lol:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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jmarchitect wrote:When you show it to your partner, why don't you time how long it takes her to ask 'So what's so special about that one then and how is it different to all your others?'
I don't think that they can go down to micro seconds. :shock: :lol:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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I had my first wobble about an hour ago. I'm still recovering. :shock: :oops: :thumbup:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Peteo wrote:I had my first wobble about an hour ago. I'm still recovering. :shock: :oops: :thumbup:
Well 'they' do say that the older one gets, the longer it takes to recover from a wobble. :lol:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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jmarchitect wrote:
Peteo wrote:I had my first wobble about an hour ago. I'm still recovering. :shock: :oops: :thumbup:
Well 'they' do say that the older one gets, the longer it takes to recover from a wobble. :lol:
The older one gets, does it also sometimes take longer to get ready for a wobble? :lol:

I'd be interested to know:
- How often does one usually get a wobble? I've had my Steinhart on my wrist for 3 days and I've only had one so far.
- How strong is the wobble on the Nav B Chrono compared to other models with a Valjoux? I remember downer saying that the C90 Becketts White had a very strong wobble. The one I had seemed pretty strong to me, but I have no real point of reference.

And yes, I'm plenty aware that given how my last post started, what I just typed has a lot of innuendo if you care to look for it. :lol:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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I have had mine on since Saturday and the wobble has occurred a good 4 or 5 times.
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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What is this "wobble" of which you speak?
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xtriple wrote:What is this "wobble" of which you speak?
You don't get it with quartz watches. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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ianblyth wrote:
xtriple wrote:What is this "wobble" of which you speak?
You don't get it with quartz watches. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Another example of quartz superiority then :D So what is it?
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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The rotor in Valjoux 7750's winds in one direction only, and freewheels in the other direction. At the point the direction of travel changes, there is a sufficient moment of inertia to create a small 'wobble', which can be felt when wearing the watch.

It is a reminder that your watch contains moving parts.
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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Mr. Blyth has already answered your question, x-t:
ianblyth wrote:Most ETA movements wind both ways but Valjoux was a separate company before being bought by Swatch (ETA). The 7750 only winds clockwise so it spins freely anti-clockwise. As one way spins freely but the other winds the watch you sometimes get a wobble on your watch while wearing it. I presume it is because it is changing direction and so creates a bit of imbalance momentarily. One of the little things about mechanical watches that make then so endearing.
I get the same "wobble" on my LIMES moonphase :D
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Re: I've just had my first 7750 wobble.

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downer wrote:The rotor in Valjoux 7750's winds in one direction only, and freewheels in the other direction. At the point the direction of travel changes, there is a sufficient moment of inertia to create a small 'wobble', which can be felt when wearing the watch.

It is a reminder that your watch contains moving parts.
For me, the first wobble was really very strong. Makes me wonder... I know it's hard to convey this stuff over text sometimes, but that first wobble was more like a vibration, almost like a cell phone on the vibrate setting. Seems a bit more than what you all are talking about.
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