Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

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    Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Hi !

    I just got my new Zeno Watch. Since Zeno is known as a good brand, the price was really low and the Zeno certified that the watch is even authentic, i paid the price (150 Euro)

    Now i am sitting here with the watch and discovered that the movement is not made in Swiss. It is an Miyota OS10 movement that is obviously used in many other low-end brands. -What the heck? I never expected Zeno to build in Asia Movements. I am pretty disappointed.

    What kind of movement is this Miyota OS10? Is it reliable? How much would you pay for such a movement.

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    A Google search will give you an idea about how many brands use this movement. It is a reliable movement. Question is if you asked about the movement prior to purchasing the watch or if you assumed it would be Swiss?
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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by xsenon
    Hi !

    I just got my new Zeno Watch. Since Zeno is known as a good brand, the price was really low and the Zeno certified that the watch is even authentic, i paid the price (150 Euro)

    Now i am sitting here with the watch and discovered that the movement is not made in Swiss. It is an Miyota OS10 movement that is obviously used in many other low-end brands. -What the heck? I never expected Zeno to build in Asia Movements. I am pretty disappointed.

    What kind of movement is this Miyota OS10? Is it reliable? How much would you pay for such a movement.

    I wouldn't worry one bit about the Miyota OS 10. Citizen has been using them for years. Its a proven reliable movement. I bought a Zeno with the same movement recently and even though the case was likely made in China it was a well designed watch still a heck of a good buy for the money. I believe the ads for the lower end Zeno's specify the OS10 movement. I checked and when I found out it was the Citizen/Miyota I was quite happy. I have had a couple of these movements before and have had no problems.

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    It´s not a secret that ZENO is using Miyota movements, here´s a link to an interesting review of the ZENO "Explorer". click here

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Just some comments, for those that are confused by the company names, Miyota is a subsidiary company of Citizen and is the only source for Citizen movements for other manufacturers as far as i know. So they supply (selected, even some mechanical) citizen movements to others, mainly export.
    Zeno makes use of several of their quarz movements, i've seen OS 10, OS 20 and FS 00, mostly used for special models on demand of clients. They are (a little) cheaper and offer different functions than swiss made quarz movements for example Ronda or ETA, ISA is also a swiss company that produces those movements but in most cases they are not swiss made, ISA is owned by an asian company and the production is outsourced to Asia.
    Last edited by AJPeters; October 28th, 2006 at 22:58.

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by xsenon View Post
    Hi !

    I just got my new Zeno Watch. Since Zeno is known as a good brand, the price was really low and the Zeno certified that the watch is even authentic, i paid the price (150 Euro)

    Now i am sitting here with the watch and discovered that the movement is not made in Swiss. It is an Miyota OS10 movement that is obviously used in many other low-end brands. -What the heck? I never expected Zeno to build in Asia Movements. I am pretty disappointed.

    What kind of movement is this Miyota OS10? Is it reliable? How much would you pay for such a movement.
    OS10 from Otto Frei is $24.50 + shipping

    KRW

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    Question Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KRW View Post
    OS10 from Otto Frei is $24.50 + shipping

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    I don't get the point, an ETA/Unitas hand-winding costs below $100 (per 1000 pcs), an ETA/Valjoux auto chrono below $200 (dito), an ETA G10.211 probably the same as the OS.

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJPeters View Post
    I don't get the point, an ETA/Unitas hand-winding costs below $100 (per 1000 pcs), an ETA/Valjoux auto chrono below $200 (dito), an ETA G10.211 probably the same as the OS.
    He asked the question: "How much would you pay for such a movement[?]"

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    Re: Zeno Watch - Movement Miyota OS10 - Quality ?

    :thanks i thought he was referring to the value of a watch with that movement.

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    OS 10 movement cost about $10us

    but it is not a bad movement...
    Miyota is used and owned by Citizen watch co.

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