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    Confused ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    How reliable and accurate is ETA 2893 movement? Does anyone know about it? Which watch brand use this movement besides Vogard? :-S:-S

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    Almost every brand that has a GMT uses it. The best example for
    tuneing is in the Ebel Sportwave GMT.

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    How reliable and accurate is ETA 2893 movement? Does anyone know about it? Which watch brand use this movement besides Vogard? :-S:-S
    Which brand does not ? Glycine does, Kiber does, Fortis does, Limes does, Tutima does, Zeno does, Martin Braun does, Mühle does, Auguste Reymond does, Omega does, Marcello C does, Meistersinger does, Temption does, Panerai does, Alain Silberstein does.......BTW: Searching google for ETA 2893 will lead to 157.000 results. Must be used by most of the brands on our little world.

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    As for accuracy and reliability, it depends on what you pay for the watch - since this to a great extent determines the grade of the movement! ETA make their movement in various grades, ranging from relatively standard to chronometer grade. To look at, they are identical but the materials used and the tolerance limits on parts gets better as the grade gets better. Hence, your cheaper brands with ETA 2893 will have deviations around the mean daily rate of well in excess of 10 seconds, too much for the chronometer norm, whereas the top grade gets down to about 5 seconds and I have seen the odd movement get down to 2-3, about on a par what manufacturers like Jaeger LeCoultre, Zenith and Rolex achieve.

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    It is just the GMT version of the eta 2892-a2 a good movement but nothing excellent. Go for a seamaster gmt coaxial (cal 2628) or an IWC spitfire UTC (cal 30710)who are the best modified eta gmt based movements. Personally would I be you I would rather by a GMT Master 2 wit hthe best GMT movement ever built the rolex 3185.
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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    How does the word reliable mean in automatic swiss watch?
    Does it mean the watch doens't run too fast or too slow?
    Does it mean the components don't break apart within 2-3 yrs?

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    How does the word reliable mean in automatic swiss watch?
    Does it mean the watch doens't run too fast or too slow?
    Does it mean the components don't break apart within 2-3 yrs?
    I sincerely hope that these are rhetorical questions!

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard
    How does the word reliable mean in automatic swiss watch?
    Does it mean the watch doens't run too fast or too slow?
    Does it mean the components don't break apart within 2-3 yrs?
    Does your question imply that there is a difference of the meaning "reliable" regarding swiss and german, swiss and japanese, swiss and chinese, swiss and russian watches or does reliable just means reliable

    Doesn´t "accuracy" is considered to be the right term for gain or/and loss of a movement ?

    What about using the forum search ? Type "accuracy" and you´ll have 20 pages full of information.

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    ok. I do a search. :oops:

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    Re: ETA 2893 accuracy and reliability?

    An Eta 2824 can be very accurate. It all has to do with how it is adjusted and regulated. A high end movement can be inaccurate because it may not be regulate properly.

    As far as reliable, ETA movements are workhorses. The 2824 is a very reliable workhorse. The ETA/Valjoux 7750 is also a reliable workhorse.

    Seiko movements are also reliable and can be very accurate.

    There are movements that are cheap and not very accurate, but with the proper regulation and adjustments and proper care they can me made into good movements.
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