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    Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    This is considered an upper end movement and I'm curious what kind of watches offer the genuine ETA 2892A2 movement, not a clone.

    I'm going to guess Hamilton or Tissot might offer watches in the $500 range for a watch containing it? Any others?

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Do you mean as a regularly supplied item right now? Because I've gotten some pretty good deals on 2892A2-based watches recently, but usually because they are discontinued.

    Hamilton offers the Jazzmaster Slim which retails around US $700 (I think), so a decent discount will bring it into your price range. However, it doesn't have a sweep second hand.

    If you don't mind variants of the 2892A2, such as the 2895-2 with sub-seconds dial, then you can get quite a few at a good deals. The Hamilton Aviation QNE and Frogman (automatic) both use this movement and are available at quite a discount.

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Exactly the kind of reply I've been looking for. Its really anything you care to post about this, just trying to expand my knowledge on it.

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    The Sea Angler uses the ETA 2824-2 at<=$400
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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Actually specifically looking for 289x watches, not 2824 or 2836 based watches.

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyPenFly View Post
    Actually specifically looking for 289x watches, not 2824 or 2836 based watches.
    Debaufre GMT uses a 2893-2 for around ~$575

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    In all of my research, I don't think I've ever seen a 289x at the $500 price point. If you are willing to get into the $800-900 range, you have some options:

    Epos Originale 3387:
    http://www.orolus.com/cgi-bin/Shoppi....&search_logo=

    Oris Artelier Small Second Date (Oris-worked 2895-2):
    http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Oris-Artelier-Mens-Small-Second-Date-Watch/3051256/product.html?cid=123620&fp=F&ci_src=14110944&ci_sk u=11190939

    Various Robert Lighton Models (Soprod-worked 2892):
    http://www.robertlighton.com/watcheshome.html

    As usual, I am not vouching for any of these sellers. Just giving links.

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Quote Originally Posted by resipsa99 View Post
    In all of my research, I don't think I've ever seen a 289x at the $500 price point.
    Hey, you have some pretty good finds there, but let me help your research! I'll include a couple that are within $100, since you're including non-ADs that means pricing can probably be found better.

    From ashford.com :

    Hamilton QNE (ETA 2895-2), $433
    Hamilton Khaki Sunset or Twilight (ETA 2893-2), $482
    Movado Museum Automatic Cushion (ETA 2892A2), $478
    Hamilton Dodson Automatic (ETA 2895-2), $302-$382 <<<<----!!!! 300 bux!

    Also:

    Debaufre GMT (ETA 2893-2), $575
    Some Invictas (Reserve Collection oftentimes)

    A couple that I picked up recently:

    Bulova Accutron, from shnoop.com (ETA 2892A2), $156
    Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve, from Macys (ETA 2897-2), $532

    If you go to preowned or on the sales forum here, you can find quite a few good deals!

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Quote Originally Posted by skoochy View Post
    Hey, you have some pretty good finds there, but let me help your research!
    Good info! I was so focused on buying my Viewmatic that I never bothered to look closely at the rest of the Hamilton line.

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    Re: Affordabe watches using the ETA 2892A2?

    Bling Daily also has an ETA 2892A2 Victorinox watch for $149 today. 32mm so it's kind of a ladies' watch, although the Khaki Field Mechanical is 32mm and called a men's watch.

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