ETA Movement 2824-2
ETA Movement: 2824-2
ETA 2824-2 is a product of the ETA SA Manufakture Horlogère Suisse (ETA SA Swiss Watchmaking) company. Known for manufacturer for quartz, self-winding movements, hand-wound movements and mechanical ébauches. The company was founded in 1856, headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland.
The ETA Caliber 2824-2 is the watchmaker's most famous movement. It has existed since 1982 and is based on the Eterna caliber 1427 of the 1950s. Called the "work-horse movement" by most watch enthusiasts, bloggers and marketers, the 2824-2 continues to live up to expectations.
The ETA 2824-2 is described as a movement that has withstood the challenges of many ups and downs and maintains a reliable quality choice with great respect. The caliber ETA is one of the most widely used movements throughout the watch industry. Reliable, easy to manufacture and most importantly durable. The ETA2824-2, when properly tuned, resembles the higher grade ETA2892 movement. Released in 1982, the -2 is a Swiss second-generation self-winding movement based on the Eterna caliber 1427.
The diameter is 25.6 mm and the thickness is 4.6 mm. This ETA2824-2 provides a watch with a central hour, minute and second capabilities. It also comes with a date which can be located on various area of the dial, depending on the design. Equipped with an Etachron regulator, the ETA 2824-2 movement has a beat frequency of 28,800 vibrations (4 Hz) per hour. This Swiss caliber also uses a ball bearing rotor that rotates in both directions and produces more energy for its power reserve. This allows the ETA 2824-2 to power for up to 38 hours when fully wound. This caliber is self-winding, but also has manual winding and stop-second functions. The movement's Novodiac or Incabloc impact-resistant system, each consisting of 25 jewels, keeps all components of the ETA 2824-2 in place and reduces wear. Like most ETA calibers, the ETA 2824-2 comes in a variety of qualities including standard, elaborate, top and chronometer. The standard variation uses a Novodiac impact resistant system that is adjustable in two positions, magnetically resistant nickel-plated balance spring, Nivarox balance spring, and 25 polyruby jewels. The accuracy of this standard ETA2824-2 variant ranges from +/- 12 seconds to +/- 30 seconds per day
A manual wind version of ETA 2824-2 is also known as 2804-2. This diameter is fat and has 17 gems and a 42-hour power reserve. In 2003, ETA rights have reached its expiration date in the 2824-2 caliber design. As a result, some other watchmakers created their own version of the caliber. One of the recognized clones, SELLITA SW200, is considered as the most important rival movement of ETA 2824-2.
Why are so many brands using the ETA movement?
Over the years, ETA movements have proven to be extremely reliable, accurate and most importantly durable. In some cases, ETA movements have been shown to be superior to other inhouse movements. ETA is also a great choice for watchmakers who do not create their own movements, especially since the ETA movement can be changed very easily. Given its quality, affordability, and versatility, it's no wonder that many watchmakers use calibers based on the ETA movement. In addition, most ETA calibers come in a variety of grades, and there are many options that watch brands should consider when choosing the best movement for their watches.
The ETA 2824-2 is arguably one of the most legendary self-winding calibers in the entire watch industry. Considered by collectors, enthusiasts and watchmakers as a "workhorse movement," the ETA 2824-2 is a proven caliber that is extremely reliable and efficient, despite its affordability and general nature. The ETA 2824-2 movement is cheap and easy to maintain and service so you don’t have to worry too much about it.