Eta 2824

ETA Caliber 2824-2

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ETA caliber 2824-2 in a Chase Durer watch

Manufacturer ETA
Caliber Number 2824-2
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Diameter 25.6mm
Thickness 4.6mm
Power Reserve ~38 hours
Jewels 17, 21, or 25
Hands 1.50/.90/.25
Balance Staff ETA 2801
Shock Protection Incabloc Novodiac
Regulator Etachron
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Functions Hours, minutes, central sweeping seconds, date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Too many to list (add yours in the comments below!)

The ETA caliber 2824-2 is perhaps one of the most well-known and most recognized movements in the watch industry. It has been in production since 1982 and was based off of the original Eterna caliber 1427. The “-2” designation indicates the generation.

The 2824 is considered to be a “workhorse” movement by many watch enthusiasts.

Four Grades of ETA 2824-2:

  • Standard – adjusted in two positions; accuracy of +/-12 sec/day up to +/- 30 sec/day
  • Elaborated – adjusted in three positions; accuracy of +/-7 sec/day up to +/- 20 sec/day
  • Top – adjusted in five positions; accuracy of +/-4 sec/day up to +/- 15 sec/day
  • Chronometer

Same Movement, Different Caliber Numbers:

The ETA caliber 2824-2 is supplied to many different watch companies for use in a wide variety of watches. These companies will often put their own branding on the rotor, or make other small changes. This sometimes leads them to creating their own caliber number.

Before the watch industry’s rush to produce and market in-house movements, some watch companies would create their own caliber number to disguise the fact that their watch was using the ETA 2824-2. This isn’t because the 2824-2 was less desirable movement, but rather because much of the watch industry was smoke and mirrors, and also in an effort to create higher prices in the market since nobody knew the cost of the parts within the watches.

Click here for more examples of 2824-2 movements that are branded under different caliber numbers.

Clone Movements:

Since the patent giving exclusive rights to ETA for the design of the 2824-2 expired, there have been similar movements aka “clones” popping up that are based on this movement: For example the Sellita caliber SW200, STP1-11, Valanvron VAL-24, Hangzhou caliber 6300, Seagull caliber ST2130.

Other Examples:

ETA 2824-2 from micro watch brand Sablier Grand Cru. It features a rarely seen brass finish:

ETA 2824-2 from Sablier with brass finish

ETA 2824-2 in a Stowa Back to Bauhaus minimalist watch with a custom engraved rotor:

Eta 2824 2 Eta 2824

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Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
4 years ago

Also found in Steinhart, Helson, Armida, C.Ward, NOA, Squale, H2O, Helberg,

Joseph Golonka
Joseph Golonka
2 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

Breitling Colt Superocean

Rameez A,
Rameez A,
3 months ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

its in my Steinhart Ocean One 39 Double Green Ceramic Premium (Rolex 116610LV Hulk Homage) excellent value. keeps +/-2 sec per day. After Tudor no other brand comes close to quality per $ as Steinhart. debated alot about Monta, Oris, Lobginees, Hamilton, Christopher Ward, Ginautl and Ball.

Rameez A,
Rameez A,
3 months ago
Reply to  Rameez A,

find back case picture attached

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
4 years ago

Hand winding a 2824 movement has definitely caught the attention of many owners. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-2824-winding-issue-2322506.html http://forums.watchuseek.com/f6/f6-2824-handwinding-thread-866942.html http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/eta-2824-2-winding-question-847082.html http://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/why-soprod-a10-considered-better-movement-2679010.html It is a Seiko design, the 8L25. ETA is restricting the parts to repair 2824 movements and not sending any parts to outside watchmakers. Watches sent to Swatch (ETAs owner) for repair or service just get a different, renovated 2824 swapped in. Your old movement goes in to be renovated by semi-skilled labor, assembly line style and is… Read more »

Brenden M.
Brenden M.
4 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

This seems like a question maybe you would know the answer to… If people say the Sellita SW200 is basically the same as an ETA 2824, does that mean some of the parts from a Sellita SW200 movement would work in an ETA 2824? Maybe a dumb question, but I’ve always wondered. Thank you in advance.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
4 years ago
Reply to  Brenden M.

Some parts may swap, but not all, as the SW200 was streamlined a bit for easier manufacture.

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis
1 year ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

I spoke to my local watch repair shop (Pt. Hueneme, CA) and was told spare parts for ETA (in general) are readily available. He also told me to stay away from Tudor as overpriced due to movement. He stated Rolex or nothing at all.

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Williamher
Williamher
3 years ago

The 2824 is a true workhorse imo. I won’t buy a dive watch without it.

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Hastings
Hastings
3 years ago

Did ETA ever make a 21 jewel ETA 2824-2?

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Ivan
Ivan
2 years ago

How is one to know which of 4 grades of movement is installed in a particular watch?

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Mike
Mike
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GROVANA
Diver Black Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Men’s Watch 1571-2137
Bought today 10/2018 has it also.

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Rene
Rene
1 year ago

Do you know if you can get repair parts directly from an ETA distributor?

Paul Hamilton
Paul Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  Rene

There’s no such thing as an ETA distributor.

Rene
Rene
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Hamilton

Thanks for clarifying that, my question was because I have a Panerai and I just found out that has a standard ETA movement, so I was wondering in case I need a repair I can skip the high cost of sending it to an expensive dealer

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Traser T5 Master Automatic Prestige, Tritium Swiss Automatic 106975

Allen
Allen
11 months ago

Sinn EZM3F

Larry
Larry
11 months ago

Is flooding 5 seconds a day unusual?

John M
John M
9 months ago
Reply to  Larry

No, that’s actually pretty good for cheap automatic like this.

ILikeWatches
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Ilya
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Frederik Drost
Frederik Drost
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Marc & Sons are using them alot, and for very good money !!

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Michael
Michael
7 months ago

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Ken Rankin
Ken Rankin
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I have a Polar Swiss, unsure of the year, as I have never heard of the brand before, but I found it on Ebay and it has a 2824 movement, runs great!

Joshy Goerge
Joshy Goerge
6 months ago

Very good mechanism, I am using certina 1888 DS 1 black dial more than 15 years, excellent performance

AGS
AGS
5 months ago
Reply to  Joshy Goerge

I just got my Certina DS Podium (Antracite Dial) a few days ago, running the 2824-2.
VERY impressed for the (grey market) price of $250USD

Jazz64
Jazz64
5 months ago
Reply to  AGS

Just got a Calvin Klein dress watch with a ETA 2824-2 in it.

Jazz64
Jazz64
5 months ago
Reply to  Jazz64

And sapphire crystal for $119

AGS
AGS
5 months ago
Reply to  Jazz64

Yeah. I’ve seen them reviewed on YT. It’s my understanding that the movement alone costs around $120USD – if you aren’t in the Swatch group or buying them in large quantities, so any piece with this workhorse movement and sapphire on the dial for that price is an absolute bargain.
Enjoy the watch!

Fraser
Fraser
5 months ago
Reply to  AGS

They must be giving the movement away to CK… one of the compensations for being part of the SWATCH corporation, I guess. Quite a strange move for CK after years of producing cheap watches with cheap quartz movements. I have seen the YT videos too, but I am left wondering where the wider market for these watches is, they don’t advertise them as if they are targeting those who know what that movement is.

AGS
AGS
5 months ago
Reply to  Fraser

I think – but don’t quote me on this – that ETA are working on an upgrade to the base 2824-2
I remember hearing something about them bridging the gap between the ETA powermatic that runs at 21600bph and has 80hrs by retaining the 28800bph but increasing the power reserve.
If that *is* the case, maybe they wanted to shift some movements without devaluing the Swatch group brands?

Fraser
Fraser
5 months ago
Reply to  AGS

sounds highly plausible…

Watchan
Watchan
5 months ago
Reply to  Jazz64

What is the model? Any pics? 2824 for that price I want one!

Jazz64
Jazz64
5 months ago
Reply to  Watchan

I’m sure that the 2824-2 here is the standard grade. There’s 4 different types.

Jazz64
Jazz64
5 months ago
Reply to  Watchan

Slickdeals site

steven walker
steven walker
6 months ago

I have just bought the Bronze Ebel discovery with this movement , looks very nice, I hope it lasts.

Syaiful
Syaiful
5 months ago

Tissot le locle automatic

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