Archive for ETA 2824-2 Movement

ETA Movement Grades

The movements provided by ETA come under a specific grading system. Each movement has a specific set of grades for various applications. This article will go through the various grades and describe their applications.
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ETA 2824-2 vs Miyota 8215

As most of you surely know, the majority of watch makers don’t have their own in-house movements. They usually purchase their movements from ETA, Valjoux and other firms. This became exceptionally common after the advent and popularity of quartz driven watches. Everyone wanted a quartz watch for their unparalleled precision, reliability and dirt cheap pricing. This forced the surviving watch makers to start buying movements rather than developing their own. There are of course exceptions such as the new Breitling B01 movement.

So I would like to give you a comparison review of these two extremely common automatic movements. These movements have been used in countless watches for many years. They are excellent movements and provide accurate and reliable mechanics for your coveted time pieces. We see the ETA 2824-2 movement in many watch makers brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Maurice Lacroix, TAG Heuer and Tissot. While the Miyota movement is common in lower priced watches from Invicta and Citizen running as cheap as $100! Read more