i have searched and have not been able to find anything regarding this directly, so i thought i would ask here.
the ETA 2824 seems to be a pretty well respected and reliable movement...a workhorse if you will. both its accuracy and reliability also appear to be predictable. i am not saying it is the greatest movement of all time or anything...but just that it 'gets the job done well'. this is my conclusion based upon reading and research.
however, i am unfamiliar with the seiko movements, so i am asking how they compare using the 2824-2 as a baseline for the comparison.
i am looking to buy a new watch, and would like an automatic with reliable movement that can be used daily. my budget, in the watch world, is pretty small at around $400. seiko, at first glance, seems to be a good brand with good QC, at an attractive price (i am sure most of you will agree on this forum).
has anyone done any type of comparison in this regard? also, what suggestions would you have for an automatic from seiko?
Thanks in advance.