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ETA Caliber 2824-2

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

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

Since the patent giving exclusive rights to ETA for the design of the 2824-2 expired, there have been similar movements 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

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

Joseph Golonka
Joseph Golonka

Breitling Colt Superocean

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress

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 eventually put in some other guys watch later on.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2012/02/08/467489/245185/en/ETA-Restricts-Distribution-of-Movements-to-All-Non-Swatch-Group-Timepiece-Companies-WatchRepairNY-com-Weighs-in-on-Potential-Breitling-Watch-Repair-Price-Increases.html

Brenden M.
Brenden M.

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

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

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

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

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

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

Paul Hamilton
Paul Hamilton

There’s no such thing as an ETA distributor.

Rene
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