Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

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    Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Which movement would you prefer? Assuming that a watch with the ETA retails for about $150-$200 more than a watch with the Miyota?

    What are your experiences in terms of accuracy with each movement?

    Why do you prefer one over the other?
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    There was no option for indifferent, so I chose Miyota if I were to "[assume] that the ETA 2824 is $150-$200 more". I have watches with both movements and I like them equally. I have one ETA 2824 that is running about +2 sec/day and the Miyota 9015 runs about +1 sec/day (though with more positional variance).

    I also do not believe that ETAs in boutique watches are grey market. My understanding is that it is only the ebauches that ETA has cutoff; complete movements are still sold to whoever wants them.

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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Is there a good list of divers using the 9015 or other 9000-series movements? I am very interested in checking this movement out.

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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Depends on the price point - if the watch is $1k or more I'd expect to see the 2824. If I was looking for a quality diver in the $500 price range I'd be happy with the 9015.
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    An ETA 2824 costs about 100-150 if you buy it brand new. I don't know about the 9015. I don't have a watching with the 9015 yet, I have on incoming so I can't speak about performance but my Stowa Seatime non-cosc keeps time at about +6 or +7 everyday. That means the movement is extremely accurate, only varying 1-2 seconds a day and could be regulated to +1 or +2 but Jorg decided to set it a bit fast so when it needs service in 5 years, it will be dead even or just a little slow.
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Benarus Remora II will be out at the end of the year, I pre-ordered. A pretty neat diver if you ask me and they just decided to put in a sapphire crystal over the bezel insert.

    Helson Tortuga also has 9015 but I don't really trust the company.

    Quote Originally Posted by mayostard View Post
    Is there a good list of divers using the 9015 or other 9000-series movements? I am very interested in checking this movement out.
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Don't trust Helson? odd statement but to each his own, I have had only perfect experiences from them, the 9015 is a nice movement and shows great promise.
    Quote Originally Posted by bin31z View Post
    Benarus Remora II will be out at the end of the year, I pre-ordered. A pretty neat diver if you ask me and they just decided to put in a sapphire crystal over the bezel insert.

    Helson Tortuga also has 9015 but I don't really trust the company.
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Nothing against the 9015, but I'd prefer the 2824. Mainly this is based on the fact that the eta is a solid performer with a long history of reliability. Miyota mvts in general have good history, but I'll wait a year or two before I fully endorse the 9015- or until I learn a little more about the testing etc that demonstrates it's hardiness. I've no reason to doubt it, but if given the choice I still see the eta as a prefered product, though that may change in the future.


    I also agree with the above statement that it depends on the price point, I have a sub $500 watch that was available with the m-8215 or eta-2824, and I chose the miyota as in this tool watch I didn't perceive it to be worth the extra money (about $150)
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    My only issue with the ETA are the concerns regarding handwinding the movement. I know some beleive it and some don't but I've heard from pretty legitimate sources that you at least shouldn't handwind it all the time.
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    Re: Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2

    Quote Originally Posted by bin31z View Post
    My only issue with the ETA are the concerns regarding handwinding the movement. I know some beleive it and some don't but I've heard from pretty legitimate sources that you at least shouldn't handwind it all the time.
    Looks as if the "shake don't wind" advice for 2824 is not just an urban legend. This discussion over on the WUS German Watch forum uncovered a serious flaw in the ubiquitous ETA 2824-- it is just not designed to be regularly hand wound:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/shake-dont-wind-438851-2.html
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