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Movements and technical details
> Portofino Question
Nov. 24, 2010
1 Discussions and Comments
Member since Nov. 24, 2010
First post for me..and a question. I hope you can help me. I bought a new Portofino yesterday.. my first real watch that im proud of in my life. Ive wanted one for about 2 years.
Now I have one, but realise I know little about how it works, I know its self winding but not sure about much other than that. Any ideas?
I notice that when you move the watch close to its ear you can hear parts moving around? I assume this is normal? This is all new to me so sorry for my ignorance.
Thanks in advance.
Nov. 24, 2010
74 Discussions and Comments
Member since Nov. 12, 2010
Welcome to the IWC forum and congratulations on your Portofino.
Another forum member, Bill, recently provided a helpful link, which can be found here:
. The website gives an informative explanation on the basics of how a mechanical watch works, which I and many others found excellent.
If you are looking to find out technical details about the particular watch you have just bought, I would suggest perusing the "Collection" tab on the IWC website (
). Clicking on your watch here will open a tab listing information on movement, calibre, features, jewels etc.
Furthermore, if you are looking to deepen your understanding of IWC watches generally, you could try searching or viewing the "Archive" section of this forum.
Being able to hear the parts of your mechanical watch moving around is indeed normal and one of the many pleasures of owning one!
All the best,