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    Ok, now I've been bitten by the Anonimo bug. I checked with my watchmaker regarding his ability to service a watch with a Sellita movement ( I am dreading the day I need to send my IWC away, as far as cost and the lenght of time it will take to have it serviced are concerned ) and he said it would be no problem, but he was concerned that a watch the price of an Anonimo was using a Sellita movement. In his opinion, it is an inferior movement for a watch of that price, although he also cannot wrap his head around Tag charging a similar price for a watch with an ETA movement. So...what's the deal? Is a Sellita movement inferior, is it the rest of the watch that makes an Anonimo cost the price it does? Please excuse my ignorance. Thanks, Paul
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    I recall there're were some 'issues' a few years back, but were taken care of. Is your watchmaker an ETA basher?
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    Ok, now I've been bitten by the Anonimo bug. I checked with my watchmaker regarding his ability to service a watch with a Sellita movement ( I am dreading the day I need to send my IWC away, as far as cost and the lenght of time it will take to have it serviced are concerned ) and he said it would be no problem, but he was concerned that a watch the price of an Anonimo was using a Sellita movement. In his opinion, it is an inferior movement for a watch of that price, although he also cannot wrap his head around Tag charging a similar price for a watch with an ETA movement. So...what's the deal? Is a Sellita movement inferior, is it the rest of the watch that makes an Anonimo cost the price it does? Please excuse my ignorance. Thanks, Paul

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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Not at all, he appreciates higher end movements but seems to consider most 'in-house' watch repairs to be a major rip-off, and therefore is a bit of a fan of ETA. His concern seems to be merely value for money.

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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    YOu can find a lot of info about Sellita on the web also in this Forum, Sellita is almos the same as ETA... both are swiss made... google it !

    Is a lot controversial when you talk about prices... Some Expensive timepieces use ETA and sot more than any Anonimo... In my personal opinion... I have passion for timepieces and Anonimo is not only the movement, I follow the brand because os his tradition, heritage, construction and design... you can read a lot in this section.

    If you are thinking to collect timepieces only for the movement they have in my opinion is not working that way.

    If you want to get movement quality and timepiece construction be ready to look at brands with in house movements.... anyway if you do that you are paying a lot for what you get the trick is : " If the timepiece move you, you like what you are buying and you can expend it... just do it " because collecting watches is not an invesment ( A lot of threads about it )
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    For many years early Panerai shipped with ETA movements at prices higher than the current Anonimo and I don't even think they we regulated. Talk to a few of the boutique manufactures the cost difference between the ETA and Sellita is nominal and in some cases they have seen the Sellita be more accurate. I've had a few and I see no difference between the two. I think we banter too much about in-house on WUS. Many things influence price above movement. If that was not the case then why do any quartz watches cost over $100 if the movement is the main pricing factor?
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Anonimo are often bashed for not having 'high-grade' or in-house movements in their watches, and some people believe at the price points they should be doing more movement-wise. For me Anonimo is about the look and the craftsmanship of the cases, and that more than makes up for having what some may call a pedestrian movement for me. I'd rather have something that does the job while admiring beautiful crafstmanship, than look at a generic case and marvel about a movement I cannot see that does the same job as a basic ETA/Sellita.

    Disclaimer; I'm not a movement snob!
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Comments based on experience department: Anonimo's best feature is NOT its "COSC-like" accuracy. I have owned about 12 Anonimo watches and in general, they range in accuracy from +/-5/day to +/-20/day--not bad, but not great--yes, a few were closer to spot on, but on average--as stated. Compare this to my experience with Ball watches. I have owned 43 (!?) and their range is better, on average, from +/-0 to +/-12/day, with at least 1/3 of the group falling within COSC. As Nelson says, buy the watch if it appeals to you--it is, after all, an automatic, and if you want spot-on accuracy, perhaps an automatic isn't the best choice, in-house or out-sourced, Selita or ETA.
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Thanks for the input...what has attracted me to the brand is not the movement at all, rather the design and materials. A watch is more than a time-keeper to me, it is an expression of my personality, and as such I love much of the Anonimo line. I wanted to hear from people who have had experience with the product. As far as timing goes, I can live with +/-20 sec/day. Assuming proper care, the only question for me is one of durability, and so far, no one has written of a problem. Cheers Two hours later...done lots of reading now on the differences between sellita and eta, and no definitive answer = minor quibbles that probably don't really matter that much in the long run.
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Well my friend look as i know ETA as we know was there forever... some of his patents are gone... thats why Sellita ( Company was founded in 1950 ) take then replicate his movements the ones no more under ETA patents ( they run more than 20 years so no more under patent ) so they take of costart making his own movements ( In 2003 ).

    The watchmakers I know personally they agree that Sellita is a lot better vs. ETA, also more accurate and no problems at all.

    Here few links for information and reference :

    Eta and Sellita - Time Talk - Time Tech Talk - TimeTechTalk.com

    http://www.ablogtoread.com/making-se...as-eta-2824-2/

    New Sellita Movements - Sellita SW500 Chronograph Caliber - Sellita SW300 Caliber - Watch School 101<br> - General Watch Discussions - Watch Freeks
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    Re: Sellita movement quality

    Even if they used a standard eta movement, the value question is the same. Eta movements start at about 120 usd so if they did use those then that would just suggest they cost a few hundred more anyway, not the thousands they already cost. Ether way, with most all fine watches, we are paying a small fortune for looks and cache, and a few hundred bucks worth of movement. Unless you get into house motors like omega and rolex, and then so what, they peform exactly the same as a selitta or eta, so who cares. You can get a new stowa with a pimped out regulated top eta, hand built from scratch just for you, that keeps time like a Breitling, for a grand. I wouldn't worry too much about getting rooked by that cheap selitta, the rooking is much wider than that.

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