Eta Caliber 251262

ETA Caliber 251.262

Eta Caliber 251262

Manufacturer ETA
Caliber Number 251.262
Type Quartz, chronograph
Diameter 13 1/4”’ (30mm)
Thickness
5mm
Battery Cell Number 394
Frequency
32’768 Hz
Stem 401-1339, Tap 10
Hand Sizes 200/150/80/30
Jewels 27
Thermocompensated?
No
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds subdial at 6:00, 1/10 seconds at 2:00, 60 seconds central chronograph hand, 60 minutes central chronograph hand, 12 hours subdial at 10:00, split seconds chronograph function, date at 4:00
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Models
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chrono, Certina DS First, Eterna KonTiki Chrono (add yours in the comments below…)

The ETA caliber 251.262 is a 27 jewels quartz chronograph movement. It is part of the Flatline line of movements. This caliber was introduced in 1988. This movement is no longer in production and has been discontinued. Despite some sites incorrectly stating this is a thermocompensated movement, it is not (ETA 251.264 and 251.233 are Thermoline movements).

Eta Caliber 251.262

Central Chronograph Minutes

Caliber 251.262 is favored by many chronograph enthusiasts because behind the central chronograph second hand is a central chronograph minute hand that counts up to 60 minutes. The subdial at 2:00 calculates 1/10 second when the chronograph is stopped.

ETA 251.262 VS 251.264

As of this post, the caliber 251.262 has been discontinued. Caliber 251.264 is the updated version of the caliber 251.262. The 251.264 is thermocompensated and the 251.262 is not. You maybe able to use the 251.264 as a replacement for your broken 251.262 movement. If you do this, please tell us about the conversion in the comments below.

Resetting the Chronograph Hand to Zero

If your chronograph hands are not lining up after a battery change, use the following steps to reset them back to 12:00 or zero:

  • For the 12 hour counter at 10:00, pull the crown out one click to hour hand/date setting position and press the top chronograph pusher. Each push will advance the hand forward one click, you can hold the pusher in to advance the hand faster. When the hand is lined up, press the crown back in.
  • For the 60 minute central chrono hand, similar to the steps for the 12 hour counter above, pull the crown out to hour hand/date setting position and use the bottom chronograph pusher to advance the hand until it is lined up. Push the crown back in.
  • For the 60 seconds central chronograph hand, pull the crown out 2 clicks to the time setting position. Use the top chronograph pusher to advance the hand until it is lined and push the crown in.
  • To reset the 1/10 second subdial hand at 2:00, pull the crown out 2 clicks to the time setting mode and use the bottom chronograph pusher to advance the hand until it is lined up. Push the crown back in.

The small seconds subdial at 6:00 does not need reset because it is continuously running.

Eta Caliber 251 262 Reset Chronograph To Zero

Replacement Prices

Replacement prices were found online in the range of $129 to $149.

Similar Calibers

This caliber is a crossover for the following Swatch Group branded movements:

  • Omega caliber 1675
  • Longines caliber 541.2
  • Certina caliber 54

Examples of watches with this movement

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Rosy Cruz
Rosy Cruz
6 years ago

This is the same movement as the one in my Tissot PR 200 chronometer. It’s been very reliable – still keeping perfect time even though I bought it in 1992.

Palle Johannessen
Palle Johannessen
5 years ago

Same movement in Eterna Kontiki Quartz Chronograf

Lyubo Markov
Lyubo Markov
5 years ago

And RADO D STAR R15937153. Very nice and reliable.

koimaster
koimaster
5 years ago

Isn’t there a difference between versions of this movement? I was under the impression that the location of the date window on your watch was the determining factor on the variations of the ETA 251.262.

Ken stanton
Ken stanton
3 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Question.. I’m thinking about buying a Tag CJF2111 Automatic online and the guy has a picture of the instruction manual next to the watch and it says Cal 251.262. I’m thinking this is a fake he’s trying to sell as from what I’m reading here, that specific Cal is for quartz movement watches only right?

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Jose Merritt
Jose Merritt
5 years ago

I bet the hands are a pain in the ass to put on and get lined up right.

Brian C
Brian C
5 years ago

The Rado Diastar Model No: 541.0638.3 Chronograph also uses the ETA 251.262 movement.

Riz
Riz
5 years ago

Chase-Durer Special Forces UDT also uses this.

Kyle
Kyle
4 years ago
Reply to  Riz

I have a Chase-Durer SF 1000 UDT and yes, this movement is very reliable and has got many functions too, boasting it’s 7 hands

gnik
gnik
5 years ago

251.262 can also be found in tag heuer 2000 series chronographs (like mine). It is precise and sturdy. Always check the crown because it has the tendency to hollow at the point it touches the skin (because of the sweat) and as a result water gets into the watch. It destroyed one of the 2 red coils which control the chronograph but I got it from ebay.

Watch Addict
Watch Addict
5 years ago
Reply to  gnik

You got the coils from eBay?

Paul
Paul
4 years ago
Reply to  gnik

Do you remember which coil regulate chrono hour hand? There are three green coils and one of them is for sure.

Dmitry
Dmitry
4 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Thank you for posting this plot with motors and gear trains! I have this movement inside Victorinox 241213 Chrono Classic XLS.

Mark Jones
Mark Jones
4 years ago

TAG Heuer Official Service center in the US reports that my 2002 TAG Heuer Link Chronograph (42mm) CT1152
includes this ETA 251.262 movement.

George
George
4 years ago

I’m a Certina DS Cascadeur collector. I have a few model from 1995 date window at 3 o’clock position. Never had any problem with 251.262 movement. One of the best quartz chrono

George
George
4 years ago
Reply to  George

Sorry,date at 4 o’clock not 3

SonicDeathmonkey
SonicDeathmonkey
4 years ago

This movement is also in the Revue Thommen Airspeed 16001-9197.

Benjamin Hernandez
Benjamin Hernandez
3 years ago

I believe the Tag Heuer Kirium also has this movement.

Ken stanton
Ken stanton
3 years ago

Question.. I’m thinking about buying a Tag CJF2111 Automatic online and the guy has a picture of the instruction manual next to the watch and it says Cal 251.262. I’m thinking this is a fake he’s trying to sell as from what I’m reading here, that specific Cal is for quartz movement watches only right?

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Yurri
Yurri
3 years ago
Reply to  Ken stanton

It doesn’t mean it’s fake, it just means the guy probably just has the wrong instruction manual. It happens all the time. Just point it out and see his reply.

Vlado
Vlado
3 years ago

The Hermes Clipper Chronograph CL1.910 also has this movement.

Tony Marques
Tony Marques
2 years ago

This is the movement on Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch of the late 1990s – the CA1210-1 model, blue face.

Francois
Francois
10 months ago
Reply to  Tony Marques

Correct, I just got the white face, far better movement than the one in the replacement series 3 F1 that has a cheap swatch movement in G10.711

elf
elf
2 years ago

My Chase Durer 1000XL UDT with the ETA 251.262 keeps the best time of any watch I’ve owned (only a few really). For being 10+ yrs old, never serviced, and worn hard, it’s still accurate to – 2 sec/mo. I continue to find that quite impressive.

Gabriele
Gabriele
2 years ago

Montato anche su Philip Watch seahorse chrono

Maria del carmen valles
Maria del carmen valles
2 years ago

Hola me gustaría saber el precio de la maquina ETA251 262

Alessandro Izzo
Alessandro Izzo
2 years ago

movimento montato anche sul sector 500

Alessandro Izzo
Alessandro Izzo
2 years ago

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Josh M.
Josh M.
2 years ago

This movement is in my Wenger GST Sea 78589

Stever
Stever
2 years ago

I recently purchased a bulova C852430 buzz aldrin apollo lunar module watch. I cannot find anywhere online that has much information about this watch. The caliber looks like one of these 251.262 or 251.264 movements and the seller said it was the .264 but I can’t tell and it’s driving me nuts.
Anyone know which caliber bulova used in this model?
Steve

Aaron Summers Effler
Aaron Summers Effler
2 years ago

Also used in the Swiss Army / Victorinox model V7-22. From what I can find, these watches were produced starting around 2010 for the European market.

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Gu
Gu
2 years ago

Wyler Vetta E-3140W

Pep
Pep
1 year ago

The Ebel sportwave chrono ref E9251641 also features this movement. A true mid – nineties classic.

Claes
Claes
1 year ago

This movement is the heart in my recently bought Certina DS First chronograph from 2011. But you can only calibrate the minute hand. In the second click of the crown,the chronograph starts and stops as if chrown was screwed down in normal position.

Jesus
Jesus
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

I also have the same problem in my Tag Heuer CAF1111 and trying the option I can’t get it to reset. Thanks also for the proposal, we will have to change the caliber.

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Martin
Martin
1 year ago

This movement is also in the AMG chronograph Ref MGQC102 (mine)

Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  Martin

Correct. This is also used in my AMG chronograph ref MGQC102. It is a 36mm watch with a white dial. Date position at 6.

AlexOr
AlexOr
10 months ago

Being used in Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 3 – V.24042 ; V.24043 and also V.241380

Antonio Sanchez
Antonio Sanchez
9 months ago

Hello!! I am the owner of a Tag Heuer 2000Q chrono, purchased in 1991. I have always taken it to the official technical service for battery changes and inspections. To date, five basic services (battery change and O-rings) and three complete inspection services (with movement ETA 251.256 replacement and basic service) and one more a few days back (318,71 EUR). I have spent more than double what the watch cost. How can it be that I have watches that did not cost even fifty euros, that are twenty years old or more, in which I have only changed the battery,… Read more »

Luc
Luc
9 months ago

Hello,
149$ for a old movement !?
It IS better to repare it !!

Claes
Claes
8 months ago

On my Certina DS First 200 m from 2011 you can not longer adjust the sub dial hour counter and the 1/10 second subdial. In the adjustment mode the chronograph only can be started and stopped. I bought it on auction here in Sweden last year for some 135 €. It keeps the time very good and came with steelbracelet and box.

DarrenP
Member
6 months ago

I love this site – so useful.

John Honey
John Honey
8 days ago

This movement is also in my Tutima 768-01 chronograph.

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