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    if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Been looking at getting a automatic divers watch . Cant afford a rolex submariner so been looking at the longines hydroconquest, Christopher Ward c60 and steinhart ocean 1 . Ive noticed they al have the same eta movement in them so how can one be better then the other ? Also is ther anything els to consider ?

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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    IIRC they all use elabore grade ETA 2824-2?

    A movement is just one part of the watch. One would consider other areas like the case construction, finishing and quality control etc.

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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Here is a quite elaborate review of the steinhart and C60 (on my wishlist as well). In the end it is all about the details.

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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    There are different grades of eta, though as mew said, I think they might all use the same grade. In that case, it's all about build quality, materials and design. In my opinion, it's Steinhart ocean 1<Christopher ward c60<<<<Longines hydroconquest. Subjective, but I think most would agree. On the extreme other side of eta, you find IWC, Tudor and the such using eta in some products (IWC) or in all their products (Tudor) but being on a totally different stratosphere of feel.

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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    After the movement it's just about aesthetics and your personal preferences. If two watches use the same movement just look at price:quality ratio and which one catches your eye. No matter how well reviewed a watch is or how much of a value it is, if you don't like it you won't wear it.
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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    IIRC they all use elabore grade ETA 2824-2?

    A movement is just one part of the watch. One would consider other areas like the case construction, finishing and quality control etc.

    I'd go for the Steinhart
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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Nirvel or Longines. The Hydro is a nice daily wearing watch.
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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Some brands just seem more like watch case making companies then watchmakers. Heck half the time they aren't even that. Made in China cases, generic Swiss movements, slap a dial and a brand slogan on n "bam" its a watch. Some stand out that use standard eta movements whether it be their case finishing or high tech features such as high temperature n water resistance, dehumidifying technologies, high scratch resistance materials, long lasting special gaskets or tweaking an eta movement to really be their own n to be something special. Brands like Omega, Ball, Sinn, Bremont and Damasko come to mind.
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    Re: if they have the same movements how is one better then the other

    Some will regulate the movement for accuracy before it is sold. Of course you can always have the movements regulated on your own, so not that big a deal really.

    Comes down to brand name and quality of parts/design.

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