Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

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    Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    Hi All,

    I'm getting ready to buy a Stowa Marine and was wondering what the difference between the 2824-2 & 2824-2 TOP Movement is. Is it worth the extra 109 Euros?

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    Re: Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by gaussiannoise View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm getting ready to buy a Stowa Marine and was wondering what the difference between the 2824-2 & 2824-2 TOP Movement is. Is it worth the extra 109 Euros?
    Did you read the Stowa FAQ ?
    For your convenience:

    „In the following you will find some detailed information regarding the quality of our

    built-in watch movements.

    Please keep in mind that these information are often very complicated for laymen.

    As customers are asking more and more for the quality of the built-in springs, hair

    springs etc. we would like to publish these things:



    ETA 2824-2

    ELABORE version (our standard movement)

    - golden STOWA logo on the standard rotor

    - or hand-made rotor of German silver with individual engraving

    - Incabloc or Novodiac shock protection

    - min. 38 hrs power reserve

    - 28 800 half vibrations per hour (4 HZ)

    - Regulation from 0 up to plus 10 sec. divergence per day

    (please keep in mind that during the "aging process" of the clock movement the bearing oil can become stiff, and your watch slower. If this circumstance disturbs you or the watch looses time a service of the clock movement will be necessary.

    Our recommendation is every 4-5 years but it is also possible that your watch is working correctly for 6, 7 or even more years).

    - barrel spring Nivaflex NO

    - hair spring Nivarox 2

    - gold-plated Nickel balance wheel

    - max. amplitude 315 degrees

    - min. amplitude 200 degrees

    - max. adjusting mark of dial on top 0.4 ms

    - 25 pallets of synthetic rubin



    ETA announced in the year 2013 that they will change the shocksystem step by step in the movement caliber family with 28...., this means also 2824-2.

    The todays shocksystem Incabloc will be changed to the inhouse produced ETA Nivachoc.

    Both systems are the same quality.

    We are not able to guarantee the one or the other shocksystem because ETA is free to deliver to us what they want.

    The technic specifications and the dimensions in the movement are the same.



    ETA 2824-2

    Version TOP ( additional cost 80.-Euro (incl. V.A.T.) or 130.- Euro (incl. V.A.T.) with blued screws

    - rhodium-plated movement bridge

    - Cotes de Genève stripes, pearl finish

    - golden STOWA logo on the standard rotor

    - or hand-made rotor of German silver with individual engraving

    - Incabloc or Novodiac shock protection

    - min. 38 hrs power reserve

    - 28 800 half vibrations per hour (4 HZ)

    - Regulation from 0 up to plus 10 sec. divergence per day

    (please keep in mind that during the "aging process" of the clock movement the bearing oil can become stiff, and your watch slower. If this circumstance disturbs you or the watch looses time a service of the clock movement will be necessary.

    Our recommendation is every 4-5 years but it is also possible that your watch is working correctly for 6, 7 or even more years).



    - spring Nivaflex NM

    - spiral spring anachronical

    - gold-plated glucosuria balance

    - red rubies on the finger balance, epilamized

    - max. amplitude 315 degrees

    - min. amplitude 200 degrees

    - max. adjusting mark of dial on top 0.4 ms

    - 25 pallets of synthetic rubin“

    If there‘s any question left do not hesitate to ask. Welcome on WatchUSeek and welcome to the Official Schauer & Stowa Watches Forum.
    Kind regards
    Mike


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    Re: Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    If you crave great accuracy, then the TOP version is the way to go.

    Either way you will get an excellent watch no matter the movement, IMHO.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    "The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once..."
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    Re: Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    Here's a question. How do you regulate a movement in 5 positions when there is only one regulator?

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    My top grade movement keeps around +1 sec a day. I’m very happy I went with that.
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    Last edited by stuffler,mike; January 22nd, 2019 at 09:04.

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    Re: Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    You do not regulate a movement to 5 positions, you adjust.

    Watch Adjustment
    Kind regards
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    Re: Stowa 2824-2 or 2824-2 TOP Movement

    I went with TOP, and love it! On a side note, I sent my Flieger and my Seamaster 50th Anniversary GMT to my watchmaker for service and he commented that he felt the Stowa had nicer finishing than the Omega...

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