after i have read your comment, i opened my watch box and checked all of my waches. interestingly my sevenfriday (miyota 821) and my seiko turtle are my quietest watches. i think their cases are very thick that not allow the sound. i have valjoux, eta and other japonese watches. my result is the glycine not the quitest for sure but not the loudest also. im using it nearly a week, in daily life i have not heard any sound by now. i think, stop looking for sth upset you. its a great watch, enjoy it bro. cheers!