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    ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré

    On the Steinhart site some watches are ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré, does this mean that when ordering you will either get an ETA or a Sellita movement, depending on what is in stock at the time, can you choose one over the other when ordering?
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    It’ll be one or the other. As of the last steinhart I got it was marked as both/either. I guess they are so busy they don’t differentiate between the two. On a three hand model cannot go wrong sturdy and accurate.
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    Not sure if you can ask but this option is often used by manufacturers to allow them a choice of what movement they use when transitioning from ETA to Sellita or if supplies of one movement can’t be guaranteed.

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    For me it's simple, it's either ETA or quartz.
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    Re: ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    For me it's simple, it's either ETA or quartz.
    Why? Selita used to make the 2824 under contract, the Selita is a 2824 with an extra jewel to beef up the winding system.

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    Re: ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré

    Many guys think they have an ETA, but in reality have an ETA branded Sellita.
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    Re: ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell44 View Post
    Why? Selita used to make the 2824 under contract, the Selita is a 2824 with an extra jewel to beef up the winding system.
    I like its history and tradition, that matters.

    Otherwise you can just buy an Invicta, it's a good brand too.
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    Re: ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell44 View Post
    Why? Selita used to make the 2824 under contract, the Selita is a 2824 with an extra jewel to beef up the winding system.
    Sellita made ETA movement with ETA tolerances.
    Nowadays Sellita makes their own movements with looser tolerances, and basic steels (heat treatments and burnishing process aren't the same, thus less expensive).
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    [QUOTE=sea_urchin;49105317]On the Steinhart site some watches are ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré, does this mean that when ordering you will either get an ETA or a Sellita movement, depending on what is in stock at the time, can you choose one over the other when ordering?[/Quote

    To answer your question, you cannot specify which movement you want. I have owned several timepieces with the SW-200, and I have never any issues whatsoever. If I was given a choice, I would get a Sellita over the the ETA. Why you may ask? The reason lies with the Swatch Group, only making the ETA for their brands. For me, this is bad business decision and bad marketing. Swatch has always been snobbish, arrogant, and obnoxious due Nicholas Hayek's business practices. This is not a good legacy to leave with your children.

    My two cents worth.

    Try telling Christopher Ward that their movements are crap, they bought the Selita factory and use the movements. Be very careful, your statement could cost you a lot of money
    Your statement is not true. I found online an article written for Fratello Magazine on October 7, 2018.

    The current owner, Mr. Miguel Garcia, bought the company from the founder Mr. Pierre Grandjean in 2003. This was a strategic move to protect Sellita. At the time, Sellita had 120 employees, 15 years later the number is roughly 500 spread over three subsidiaries of Sellita (two in Switzerland and one in Germany). The annual production volume is one million movements, consisting of the 19 calibers that Sellita offers. They do not only assemble movements, but also produce the main plates and bridges in one of their subsidiary companies in Germany. Gurofa, located in Glashütte, supplies the aforementioned parts to Sellita as a double source next to the Swiss suppliers. In their own engineering department, the brand is able to build their own machinery for parts. All this to keep prices low and competitive but also to offer steady quality.
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