So, I have an Oris Big Crown Pointer Date with a Sellita SW-200 inside. I've owned it for exactly 2 years. I absolutely love this watch, with one exception.
It's loud. I hear the rotor all the time when moving my arm. Typically, the movement has to be sudden and somewhat forceful, but I definitely hear the rotor. About a year ago, I had to send the watch in for service because when I would hand wind it, I could feel the rotor moving at the same time I was turning the crown, which shouldn't happen. I sent it back to The Watchmaker in Boston (Oris' authorized service center for watches under warranty) and I assumed everything would be corrected, but a year later, I still hear the noise. It's more subtle than before, but it's still there.
My Omega Aqua Terra is dead silent, but that watch is 2.5x the price of the Oris. However, I don't get any rotor noise from any of my 3 automatic Seikos and they are all watches that were $600 or cheaper. Two are Seiko 5's.
There are a ton of beautiful watches that have this movement, but I'm reluctant to get any of them because hearing the rotor cheapens the watch for me. Is this an issue with just my particular watch? Or is this common to Sellita movements? Should I have it serviced again? The watch keeps excellent time, almost within COSC spec even though the movement isn't chonometer certified. So I don't think there is an issue with the movement itself, just the rotor.
More of an enthusiast than a collector. Have been wearing a watch and buying watches for 30 years, but didn't really enter the hobby until about 2019 when I started to investigate the luxury end of th...