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    Question Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Hi,

    Watch newbie here. So please forgive me for asking this question.

    I did a search on this forum for "Soprod", but dont seem to find any answer to why this is a better movement than, say, the 2824.

    People just say its better, but not much supporting facts other than it has better finish, and any watch with the A10 in it seems to be substantially more expensive.

    The specs seems to be similar, PR length, accuracy, etc.

    Can anyone sheds some light on why it is a better one? Is it worth the extra money.

    Thanks
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    The Soprod A 10 for sure is more elaborated than a 2824 or the Sellita 200 clone. If compared to ETA it should be compared with the (better) 2892-2. A lot of info (and I mean a lot) is available on the www and here on WUS, just do a search
    However, there is not much difference in comparing the SOP A10 vs. ETA 2892-2. Because of its lower production levels Soprod company can' t compete directly with ETA (2892-2) or Sellita (SW 300) on price. In 2014 The A10 was available at 180 francs per unit and was not offered in different different quality levels, the A10's "grade" is equivalent to ETA’s "Top".

    More important when looking into the near future: Soprod, under the umbrella of the Festina Group, does not depend on the Swatch Group for its escapements. Headquartered in Reussilles, Kanton Jura, Soprod can source components from other subsidiaries of the FG, including MHVJ in the Vallée de Joux, for escapements, and MSE in Muriaux (JU) for balance springs. So, sooner or later, production figures will raise.
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncle6 View Post
    People just say its better, but not much supporting facts other than it has better finish, and any watch with the A10 in it seems to be substantially more expensive.

    who the hell said soprod is better than eta??
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    I have 2 Soprod and 5 eta watches. The Soprod powered ones are both +\- 2 secs a day. The ETA (Elebore & Top) are all roughly +/- 4-5 a day.

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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    The 2824 has hand-winding issues that the A-10 Soprod does not have.

    Hand winding a 2824 movement has definitely caught the attention of many owners.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-...e-2322506.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f6/f6-2...ad-866942.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-...on-847082.html


    To be clear, I like the 2824 (and SW200) but I don't hand wind them.
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stelyos View Post
    who the hell said soprod is better than eta??
    Lots of folks:

    Enter soprod vs. eta into your favorite search engine for a wake up call.
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    The 2824 has hand-winding issues that the A-10 Soprod does not have.

    Hand winding a 2824 movement has definitely caught the attention of many owners.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-...e-2322506.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f6/f6-2...ad-866942.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-...on-847082.html


    To be clear, I like the 2824 (and SW200) but I don't hand wind them.
    I am aware of the 2824 manual winding issue, thanks to this forum.
    So A10 really has no such problem, I mean theoretically it call solely rely of hand winding?

    If its true it will be a great selling point for me since I dont have watch winder and I dont want to have to reset the time every time I use it.

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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Have an A10 in my Schofield and ETA 2836 (I think) in my Bremont MBII. The ETA is substantially more accurate, runs about -3. The A10 is poor - set it a couple of days ago and it's -30s. Not due for service as it's only a year old - may have to have it regulated.
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    Re: Why is Soprod A10 considered a better movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by geezerbutler View Post
    Have an A10 in my Schofield and ETA 2836 (I think) in my Bremont MBII. The ETA is substantially more accurate, runs about -3. The A10 is poor - set it a couple of days ago and it's -30s. Not due for service as it's only a year old - may have to have it regulated.
    Or demagnetized.
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