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ETA caliber 2893-2

ETA Caliber 2893-2

ETA caliber 2893-2

Manufacturer ETA
Caliber Number 2893-2
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Diameter 11 1/2”’ (25.60mm)
Height 4.10mm
Power Reserve 38 hours
Jewels 21
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds, second time zone GMT hand, date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Models
Sinn 857 S UTC (add yours in the comments below!)

The ETA caliber 2893-2 is part of the Mecaline Specialities line of ETA movements. This caliber can be supplied by ETA with a Chronometer rating. The 2893-2 is very similar to the ETA 2892-A2 except that it has a GMT complication. The example in the photos is from a Sinn 857 S UTC.

The GMT hand sets independently. Unscrew crown and pull to position I, turning forward/clockwise will adjust the GMT hand by one hour increments. Turning the crown backwards/counter-clockwise will adjust the date. This is very convenient because you can adjust the GMT hand without hacking (stopping) the movement. For GMTs that require hacking the movement to adjust the GMT hand, it also requires readjusting the time.

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Pops
Pops

I love this movement and how it sets.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress

The C.Ward GMT and Steinhart Vintage GMT have this ETA-2893-2 inside. Great movement!

Christian
Christian

Georg Jensen Delta Classic GMT

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall

Glycine Airman SPHAIR 17 GMT

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall

As for accuracy – while I have 2824-2s that all keep around 2.5-4 seconds a day in normal wear and expected around that from this watch, the Airman’s 2893-2 keeps an average of just three quarters of a second a day.

Patrick
Patrick

Hamilton Jazzmaster GMT

Red
Red

The steinhart Ocean One GMT tatnium has the ETA 2893-2 movement, it is very accurate and keeps dual time accuarately, from what I have read, it is rated as a 4 hz. watch movement, meaning it is rated as a 28k watch, beaking down any given 1 second (to 1/8 of a second) that is fast as most watch such as a seiko presage is only 3kz. thus I believe if Omega uses it, so as Sinn you should not have any problems with this movement, great watch movement boardering on chronometer ratings.

Scott Massie
Scott Massie

Squale Ceramic GMT has this movement. So far about about 2 sec per day.

Samuel Golson
Samuel Golson

I want this watch so bad I can’t make up my mind between it the 30 atmos or a Glycine Combat sub oh and a Steinhart Ocean 1

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

Go for the Squale or Steinhart. Glycine sucks.

Hubie
Hubie

Agreed

Ben
Ben

Xezo Air Commando D45-R includes this movement.

Mick Peel
Mick Peel

Steinhart 500 GMT Titanium has this movement.

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Hubie Martello
Hubie Martello

Steinhart GMT w/2893-2 movement for less that
$1K. I think at $650. Sweet!

Thomas M
Thomas M

This movement is also found in the Revue Thommen GMT, model 17572.2137.

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Iwan Tarmat
Iwan Tarmat

Davosa Ternos GMT Ceramic Batman…1.5 second per day..superb

Timothy Rogers
Timothy Rogers

I think that my Breitling Colt GMT has this movement. The GMT hand is out of alignment by about 30 minutes and apparently needs to be adjusted by a watchmaker. This seems to be a common problem with this movement based on various postings that I found with a Google search. I wonder why the GMT hand goes out of alignment for so many owners?

Hubie Martello
Hubie Martello

You think! Please check before speaking bad of something. Just saying.

Tonton_SodomaX
Tonton_SodomaX

2893-2 is the base, but the caliber is a B32.

Ross
Ross

I just got the Deep Blue Master 2000 GMT with this movement. The GMT hand is off around 25 minutes. Drives me crazy so back it goes and I’ll try another.

Otaku2
Otaku2

I have the Colt GMT and the GMT hand appears to be accurate AFAICT. The watch maintains about 4.5s/day accuracy if I keep it wound every day, otherwise about 6 seconds.

Dan T
Dan T

Hamilton h325850

Riccardo
Riccardo

Bulova Accutron Astronaut (Buzz Aldrin limited edition)

Hubie
Hubie

I that the hybrid MechQuartz?

Michael Cidras
Michael Cidras

Glycine Airman WorldTimer GMT (GL293)

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress

Squale Tropic GMT has the 2893.
Which type of GMT do you want? There are 2 basic types.

Quickset 12 hour hand (Rolex,Seiko,Omega,Alpina)
Quickset 24 hour hand (all ETA-2893 incl. C.Ward, Squale, Steinhart and Parnis)

Pilots, sailors, Ship Captains, globetrotting tourists and world travelers prefer 12 hour hand quickset to change timezones without stopping the movement.
Desk drivers prefer 24 hour hand quickset to set for whatever zone they track or speak with by phone.

Alpina Alpiner GMT 4 has a modified 2893 with an added module to convert to 12H quickset.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress

The Alpina is designed for Aviators with a unique feature: The Date changes when the 24H hand passes midnight so that Pilots know the GMT Date accurately.

Pete G
Pete G

Lol@ “desk divers” wanting 24hr.. or anyone in the field that needs Zulu time.. just FYI

Hashim Javaid
Hashim Javaid

2893-2 ETA Movement also in Limited Edition Bulova Accutron Sir Richard Branson Model

Christopher Montrose
Christopher Montrose

Decorated ETA 2893-2 Movement in my new Deep Blue Rescue GMT Batman. Keeping great time as +1 sec/day. Only con so far, rotor is loud when watch is unwound. After manual wind and on the arm for a day the rotor can still be heard but much less noticeable. By the way, this Deep Blue is an EXCELLENT value in my opinion.

ross
ross

I have the same Batman edition master 2000 gmt. Got it mid december/18. Unfortunetly the gmt hand is off 25-30 minutes. ;-(

Edward
Edward

This is extremely common i Re-stacked the hands on my steinhart titanium 500 gmt myself but I couldn’t imagine a watchmaker charging too much for this pretty simple job

Gèrard
Gèrard

Magellan 1521

Dave
Dave

Speedbird GMT PRS-22 also uses this movement

Brent
Brent

Glycine Airman 42 (GL0069 model). Glycine calls it’s GL293 movement, although im unsure exactly how they modify it. So far it’s lost about 1 second per day out of the box, definitely can’t complain. And setting the GMT hand separate of normal time is the biggest plus.

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall

Glycine Airman 17 SPHAIR, the 46mm one. I don’t normally approve of a smaller movement in an ‘oversize’ watch, but the oversize is mostly taken up with the bezel, and the spacer the’ve put in appears to be a lovely bit of machined stainless rather than plastic. It’s a little over a year old and gains 2.3 secs a day. (The bezel insert is matte black rubber, with the numbers moulded into it, but unpainted, so it’s all matte black. After six months I decided it looked really miserable and I filled my numbers with white and it is now… Read more »

Edward
Edward

The steinhart ocean 500 titanium using the best of material domed sapphire ar inside ceramic all titanium making it so light and highly decorated 2893-2 eta running less than 1 spd extremely luminous includes bezel is a steal at 700 usd

Edward Steinbuch
Edward Steinbuch

The steinhart ocean 500 titanium using the best of material domed sapphire ar inside ceramic all titanium making it so light and highly decorated 2893-2 eta running less than 1 spd extremely luminous includes bezel is a steal at 700 usd

Jim
Jim

Found in the Steinhart Aviation Dual Premium – Elabore version of this movement with additional decoration and 4 Additional Jewels (giving 25 Jewels over the standard 21J)

Scott F
Scott F

TimeFactors PRS-22 Speedbird III GMT

Gary
Gary

Steinhart Ocean-1 GMT models use the 2893-2 Elabore

Edward
Edward

The 2893-2 eta is a very accurate movement and steinhart does a great job with it just expect the first time you knock the watch the gmt hand will probably be 20 seconds behind common problem with this movement but it is easy to get use to

Douglas Burrows
Douglas Burrows

I have this movement in a Momo Design MD-095..watch has been very reliable over the past few years. I also have a Tag Heuer with the Caliber 5 movement and these 2 watches keep the same time very accurately.

Tony
Tony

Me too! I have #12, limited edition

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

this movement is in my Steinhart Titanium GMT 500 premium, excellent time keeping!

Rick Dembroski
Rick Dembroski

The new Boldr Globetrotter has this movement as well shipping December 2018

Jossue Ortiz
Jossue Ortiz

Hamilton Khaki Air Race GMT

Giovanny
Giovanny

My new Boldr Globetrotter GMT has the 2893-2 Elabore with decorations nside…….!!

Zracer
Zracer

The new Zelos Horizon GMT has this movement. Beautiful rose gold plated rotor, and the finishing of the rest movement is gorgeous.

Nick Meier
Nick Meier

I ordered this watch today in bronze with the meteorite dial. Can’t wait.

Zracer
Zracer

Nice! You will love it!

Keepthetime
KeepTheTime.com

Zracer is right, the Zelos Horizons GMT is a gorgeous watch. Here is a shot of the custom rotor that you mentioned:

Chad
Chad

Hamilton H326250
Uses the 2893-2

arvinsign
arvinsign

I have this on my B&R92-03 GMT and is by far the most accurate among my watches at 1s/day. I have 3 Chronometer/COSC rated watches but this non COSC caliber on my B&R is a lot better as far as accuracy.

Edward
Edward

In my experience although not cosc certified the two i have run well within those Parameters the steinhart titanium 500 and a glycine sst the glycine is just about spot on the steinhart +2.7 spd unbelievable performance and a pleasure to wind talk about smooth that they are

MPC
MPC

same movement in my Gevril Batman GMT – extremely accurate – great watch!!

Kirby
Kirby

shows up in the Christopher Ward Trident C60 GMT dive watch.

Mikael Petersson
Mikael Petersson

Also in the Steinhart Ocean Vintage GMT

KP
KP

Just ordered the Aloha 40 GMT. It has this movement. I’ll let you know!

KP
KP

Just ordered the Aloha 40 GMT. I’ll let you know!

ROSHAN
ROSHAN

Montblanc UTC Timewalker Voyager

Mike
Mike

I bought a B&R V2 93 GMT just a few days ago with this movement. The GMT hand ran fine all night but then started running fast the following afternoon. It ended up showing 02:00 at 9pm. Reset it and the same happened the next day. Maybe something to do with friction with the hour hand dragging it along? Anyway, the retailer is going to replace it next week so hopefully was just a one off and I´ll be able to enjoy it soon.

Fernando
Fernando

Just got a Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon GMT II and it uses this movement. I really like the watch as the quality and looks are superb.

B
B

Farer Lander II GMT has it too

Jerry Watson
Jerry Watson

Breightling Avenger II GMT

John Newcombe
John Newcombe

I have the ETA 2893-2 movemnet in my 2000 Maurice Lacroix Pontos GMT. This was the original movemnet used by ML, I believe they have now moved to in-house. An excellent movemnet in my opinion and holds times perfectly, I would say its up there in accuracy with my Omega Seamaster 300

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