Omega Caliber 8500

Omega Caliber 8500

Brand Omega
Caliber Number 8500
Movement Type Automatic
In-House? Yes
Jewels 39
Power Reserve 60 hours
Vibrations Per Hour 25,200bph
Hairspring Silicon Si14
Shock System Nivachoc
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Features Co-Axial Escapement, date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Models 231.10.42.21.01.001

Omega’s in-house caliber 8500 equipped with Co-Axial Escapement for “greater precision, stability and durability” according to the Omega website. The rotor winds in both directions to reduce winding time. Power reserve of 60 hours. Swiss made. The pictures below are from an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Golf Edition and a newer style Planet Ocean XL.

Is the Omega caliber 8500 in-house?

This questions reappears constantly in the watch community. Omega calls the 8500 and in-house movement, however, many enthusiasts are hesitant in giving this designation to the movement since the movements are apparently made by ETA with Omega (Co-Axial) designs and technology. But ask yourself this, if the conglomerate Swatch Group owns Omega and also owns ETA, does that mean any proprietary movements made by ETA for Omega could be considered “in-house” since they basically live under the same roof (Swatch)?

We do know for certain that Omega’s “in-house” caliber 9300 was made in ETA factories.

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Omega Caliber 8500Omega Caliber 8500 from a Planet Ocean XL

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calibercorner
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A barrel is essentially a drum holding the mainspring – the proportion of which has effect on the watch’s power reserve capacity. Being equipped with two barrels allows for more power reserve.

Wallace
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Wallace

In-house. Nice. Worth $10k? Rolex me.

DavidU
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DavidU

28 jewels ? It has 39.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

When I see these in-house Omega movements I always think they could have made them look nicer. I feel the same about the Panerai in-house stuff too. Maybe I’m expecting too much for a $8,000-12,000 watch?

Steven
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Steven

It’s beautiful…and $6500. Blows Rolex away.

wahi bin abdua
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i’m question? omega si14

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