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ETA caliber 2836-2

ETA Caliber 2836-2

ETA caliber 2836-2

BrandETA
Caliber Number2836-2
Movement TypeAutomatic
Jewels25
Power Reserve40 hours
Vibrations Per Hour28,800
Shock SystemIncabloc
FeaturesHours, central seconds, day, date
Hacking Seconds?Yes
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known ModelsSwiss Legend Abyssos, Tissot PRS 516 (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The ETA caliber 2836-2 can have 17, 21, or 25 jewels.

There is a less common COSC caliber as well as non-COSC.

Examples of watches with the 2836-2:

These are photos of the caliber 2836-2 found in this Swiss Legend Abyssos dive watch, 25 jewels with an Incabloc Novodiac shock absorber.
ETA caliber 2836-2

ETA caliber 2836-2

COSC Model

Pictured below is a 25 jewels COSC example of the ETA caliber 2836-2 found in a BALL Cleveland Express. 28,800 VPH, Incabloc shock absorber.

ETA 2836-2

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Tissot Men’s Heritage Visodate TIST0194301603101 Watch Review - WatchReviewBlog
3 years ago

[…] Tissot Men’s Heritage Visodate watch uses a form of movement that is called ETA Caliber 2836-2, which is known to be excellent and highly reliable. It usually will only either speed up or slow […]

Dave L
Dave L
2 years ago

ETA 2836-2 is also used in my Oris Classic Modern Worldtimer : 690-7485-4064

Gerardo Lozada
Gerardo Lozada
2 years ago

I am contemplating ordering a Sandoz Submariner TT diver’s day-date watch which uses the 2836-2 partly because of sentimental reasons, a Sandoz was my first long-term brand-new watch back in my high school and college days plus it is relatively scarce on the market.

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

Also used in the Tissot T Navigator sport watches. Great reliable movement!

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Also used in my Oris TT1 7517-14 Diver

Chuck Thomas
Chuck Thomas
2 years ago

How long would a Tissot Visodate have to be worn to develop the full power reserve of 40 hours? Will it achieve full power reserve simply by being wound manually?

Robert Klumpp
Robert Klumpp
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck Thomas

Hand winding is the most efficient way to add power reserve to your watch. I think Tissot recommends 40 turns….But there is also a built in clutch which prevents harmful overwinding.

Fadi Bakir
Fadi Bakir
2 years ago

Also used in Fortis Spacematic model

Shane
Shane
1 year ago

Just wondering if this movement can be adjusted easily? Mine is 15 seconds fast per 24 hours

Chris Kross
Chris Kross
1 year ago
Reply to  Shane

15 seconds fast is nothing imo. I won’t adjust it for that.

Chuck thomas
Chuck thomas
1 year ago

I would advise leaving it alone if it is running reliably

Shane
Shane
1 year ago

Thanks for your replies, it is actually 40 seconds fast per 24 hours, better fast than slow!

Robert Klumpp
Robert Klumpp
1 year ago
Reply to  Shane

You CAN regulate your watch yourself. If course it means removing the back of the watch, from there most watches, (especially one of this quality) are pretty simple to adjust. Look on You Tube for videos. BUT I kind of agree with the other folks, If the watch is otherwise reliable…leave it alone and enjoy it.

Ilkka
Ilkka
8 months ago
Reply to  Shane

I realise this is an old thread, but perhaps someone still reads these occasionally… I bought a grey market (so no warranty in my country) Tissot T-Navigator with 2836-2 movement which ran quite fast, about 30 seconds in 24 hours. I snapped off the caseback and – very carefully – took a jeweller’s screwdriver to the regulator’s adjusting screw. I turned it two click towards the minus marker, closed the caseback and hoped for the… Read more »

MrM
MrM
5 months ago
Reply to  Ilkka

Greetings sir ! I have a T-navigator that runs at +15 sec. a day.Can you tell me how exactly did you remove the caseback.By rotating or just pulling it up?

Kevin L Richards
Kevin L Richards
1 year ago

The Tissot PR 100 P764 Automatic also uses this caliber. Tried finding out for sure before i purchased the watch but no information was found on the older PR 100 Automatics just the newer PR 100 Models had the Powermatic 80’s and the 2824-2 calibers.

Tom Beatty
Tom Beatty
11 months ago

My Fortis Flieger Pro uses this movement. For me, it’s very reliable: -3 seconds per day, with very little variation.

Adi
Adi
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Beatty

I have Fortis Marinemaster with this movement – works amazing, -2.3 seconds/day worn, -0.4 sec/day in a winder (I use WatchCheck app). Not sure which grade Fortis uses but it seems they fine-tune their movements. My Longines Conquest is not as accurate although uses higher class movement (L888.3 based on ETA 2892-A2). Sadly Fortis brand is not broadly known. I think they marketing sucks.

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9 months ago

[…] has a thickness of 14.5 millimetres. Movement is an automatic Ball RR1801, that’s an ETA 2836-2 base movement, water-resistance of 50 meters and has a sapphire […]

vlad
vlad
7 months ago

the ETA 2836-2 can be adjusted to few secs/day. The watchmaker just needs to do a good job.

Stef
Stef
4 months ago

My Revue Thommen Airspeed Automatic runs on this high-frequency engine. Very precise and trustworthy movement.

Hicham
Hicham
4 months ago

Used also in Yelang v5.1 kaply the chinease brand

Jrman8445
Jrman8445
3 months ago

Ball Engineer III Starlight Antimagnetic Eta 2836-2 mod. RR1102

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2 months ago

[…] resistance, 200m water resistance and 4,800A/m magnetic protection. Its motivated by the [modified ETA 2893-2] BALL RR1203-C movement, COSC certified for -4/+6  seconds per day accuracy. It’s all a bit […]

John Ulver
John Ulver
1 month ago

Hamilton Khaki Night Pilot. Used daily for over 10 years, serviced once and runs 3-5 sec. per day slow. Great watch!

Rich
Rich
22 days ago

This movement is also in the Momentum Innerspace diver watch from Vancouver, Canada.

John M
John M
11 days ago

I’m trying to build a good quality chronometer rated watch around the ETA 2836-2 movement. I’m unsure if anyone has done this lately. I’ve been on Ebay looking for chronometer rated calibers but haven’t found any for sale.

Is there a smart move that I am missing here?

Dave L
Dave L
11 days ago
Reply to  John M

Did Christopher Ward use the ETA 2836 in the C60 Trident Day-Date COSC Limited Edition?

Dave L
Dave L
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave L

Apparently also: Mido All Dial Gent Limited Edition 1918 used the ETA 2836-2

John M
John M
10 days ago
Reply to  Dave L

Dave, I have seen a nice case and want to build my own watch just like Tudor does and says that their 2836’s are then worth $3-4000 .. I’m not into the BS but I do want a decent watch.. I used a mechanical Rolex to navigate across the Indian Ocean about 40 years ago. I may end up doing an Atlantic and Pacific crossing before I pass away.. I’ve got to do the job… Read more »

Harvey
Harvey
9 days ago
Reply to  John M

This is an interesting thread. Just curious, why a 2836-2? Are the any other movements you thought about using?

John M
John M
9 days ago
Reply to  Harvey

Harvey I have a 2472 ETA coming to me that is chronometer rated. I thought it was a 2824-2 and that was my error. I’ve set my ideas on a particular case but chronometer rated 2824 or 2836 are quite tricky to find for sale on eBay.. I have date watches but no day-date watches. For me this is a personal thing. My sister ended up with my old Rolex 1016 Explorer that I bought… Read more »

omar
omar
6 days ago
Reply to  John M

“put together a watch you want with the dial you want with the hands you want with the bracelet (strap) you want”
This is my dream

Dave L
Dave L
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave L

of course, this doesn’t help to do it, only confirms it’s… do-able.

John M
John M
10 days ago
Reply to  Dave L

Dave

The Christopher Ward might work too..

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