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    Question about 5000

    Thinking of getting a Pro 5000T; I have a 1000T. (Love the 1000) How do you like the 5000? Specifically, does anyone have an opinion about the 2892 movement in the 5000 vs the tried and true 2824-2 movement? Any problems with the new movement? Has anyone found one to be more robust than the other? :thanks

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    While I don't have a 1000T, I do have, or have had, a 300T re-issue, a 600T, a 600 T-Graph, a 750T, a 750T GMT, and a 5000T. As for which movement was most accurate, I would have to go with the GMT. It is spot on for a week and loses ~3-5 seconds a MONTH! I have noticed that my 5000T, which I have worn almost exclusively for the last year and a half, loses 5-8 seconds a day, and when I reset it at the beginning of the month, it has lost ~ 4-5 minutes. It should also be noted that I don't take my watch off at all, other than to wash it and the wrist underneath. I also find the 5000T to be the most comfortable watch I have ever worn, so much so that most of my collection sits in a drawer feeling very unloved ! I decided to take my 750T caribbean out for a spin, so it has been on my wrist for the last 3-4 days, and it has gained 15 seconds.

    As far as robust, I have never had any on my watches fail, and I don't baby them at all. As I said, I wear one all the time and I work full time security at night in a hotel/casino in Las Vegas. Needless to say, my watches have seen their fair share of abuse over the years! I only wish Doxa would find some way to make the paint stay on the bezel a bit better!

    All in all, I have not for a single second regretted my decision to purchase a 5000T. The only reason I don't have one of each color is that I don't have the funds...YET!!!

    Hope that helps!

    Jeremy
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    Re: Question about 5000

    I've had a couple 1000's, and a bunch of others with the 2824-2, plus a few with the 2892. The 2892 isn't a new movement, except to Doxa. It's usually considered a step up in the ETA family from the 2824-2, and is the base that Omega used for the 1120 chronometer movement. I certainly wouldn't be concerned by a watch with a 2892, and consider it a real improvement over the 2824.

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    Re: Question about 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by henryj View Post
    I've had a couple 1000's, and a bunch of others with the 2824-2, plus a few with the 2892. The 2892 isn't a new movement, except to Doxa. It's usually considered a step up in the ETA family from the 2824-2, and is the base that Omega used for the 1120 chronometer movement. I certainly wouldn't be concerned by a watch with a 2892, and consider it a real improvement over the 2824.
    This is a great help. Thanks so much for the information.

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    Re: Question about 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by JBernstein View Post
    While I don't have a 1000T, I do have, or have had, a 300T re-issue, a 600T, a 600 T-Graph, a 750T, a 750T GMT, and a 5000T. As for which movement was most accurate, I would have to go with the GMT. It is spot on for a week and loses ~3-5 seconds a MONTH! I have noticed that my 5000T, which I have worn almost exclusively for the last year and a half, loses 5-8 seconds a day, and when I reset it at the beginning of the month, it has lost ~ 4-5 minutes. It should also be noted that I don't take my watch off at all, other than to wash it and the wrist underneath. I also find the 5000T to be the most comfortable watch I have ever worn, so much so that most of my collection sits in a drawer feeling very unloved ! I decided to take my 750T caribbean out for a spin, so it has been on my wrist for the last 3-4 days, and it has gained 15 seconds.

    As far as robust, I have never had any on my watches fail, and I don't baby them at all. As I said, I wear one all the time and I work full time security at night in a hotel/casino in Las Vegas. Needless to say, my watches have seen their fair share of abuse over the years! I only wish Doxa would find some way to make the paint stay on the bezel a bit better!

    All in all, I have not for a single second regretted my decision to purchase a 5000T. The only reason I don't have one of each color is that I don't have the funds...YET!!!

    Hope that helps!

    Jeremy
    It helps a great deal. Thanks very much for the info.

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    Re: Question about 5000

    Quote Originally Posted by henryj View Post
    I've had a couple 1000's, and a bunch of others with the 2824-2, plus a few with the 2892. The 2892 isn't a new movement, except to Doxa. It's usually considered a step up in the ETA family from the 2824-2, and is the base that Omega used for the 1120 chronometer movement. I certainly wouldn't be concerned by a watch with a 2892, and consider it a real improvement over the 2824.
    Not to hijack the thread, but I personally wouldn't consider the 2892 "a real improvement" over the 2824. The 2892 is 1mm shorter than the 2824, is typically better finished (not so much in Doxas, since both are high-grade, decorated versions) and has until recently enjoyed more development than the 2824 since it has been ETA's "top" movement for so long. The reason the 2892 is more prized by "watch people" is that it tends to be in more exclusive watches where the "standard" version of the 2824-2 can be found in many lower-end watches as it is ETA's workhorse.

    The 2824-2s used in Doxas are high-grade units (same parts as the chronometer grades). From what I understand, there is slight advantage in durability with the 2892 , but as far as accuracy goes, the 2892 has no real advantage since both can be regulated to easily run within COSC specs and will easily last a lifetime or more with regular maintenance.

    However, the 2892 is a superb movement and I wouldn't hesitate in getting the 5000T if you fancy it.
    Last edited by autofiend; September 26th, 2009 at 05:59.


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