ETA caliber 2893-2

ETA Caliber 2893-2

ETA caliber 2893-2

Manufacturer ETA
Caliber Number 2893-2
Lignes 11 1/2”’
Diameter
25.6mm
Height 4.10mm
Power Reserve 42 hours
Jewels 21
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Lift Angle
51 degrees
Anti-Shock Device
Incabloc
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Caliber Number Location
Under the balance wheel
Hand Count
4
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central seconds; central second time zone GMT hand (24H); date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Sinn 857 S UTC, A. Schild Heinrich GMT, Unimatic U4S-T-HS (Add your watch in the comments below!)

The ETA caliber 2893-2 is part of the Mecaline Specialities line of ETA movements. This caliber is available in different grades and 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 modular GMT complication. Official ETA tech sheets were found dated as far back as 2002, showing that this movement has been in production for at least that long. The example in the photos is from a Sinn 857 S UTC.

Setting the GMT Hand:

The 24 hour 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.

Caliber Number Location:

On genuine ETA 2893-2 movements, the caliber number is located on the plate beneath the balance wheel. The ETA shield logo is also present. To the left is an origin/date code with a sequence of letters and numbers. On the example movement pictured here the code is: V8DJ6. The V8 code indicates that the movement was produced in Switzerland.

2893-2 Image Gallery:

Watch brands using this movement as a base caliber:

Breitling uses a COSC grade ETA 2893-2 as a base for their Breitling caliber 32 (aka B32). If you know of any other brands that apply their own caliber number to the 2893-2, please comment below.

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Pops
Pops
7 years ago

I love this movement and how it sets.

Hubie Martello
Hubie Martello
5 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Steinhart

Randall Dunning
Randall Dunning
1 year ago
Reply to  Hubie Martello

I am really enjoying my new Steinhart Ocean 39 GMT Vintage Premium. Caliber setting is much more user friendly than my father’s late 1950s GMT Master 1. (Love the GMT Master but just cannot justify wearing the family heirloom every day.)

William
William
3 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

My Sinn U2 S.

Randall Dunning
Randall Dunning
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Steinhart Ocean 39 GMT Vintage Premium with Ceramic super lumanova bezel.

Out of the box (not measured) watch is 6 seconds fast in 30 hours. Updated report once I have worn it for a month or so.

Mikhail Mordvinov
Mikhail Mordvinov
1 year ago
Reply to  Pops

What do you love about how it sets?

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
7 years ago

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

Christian
Christian
6 years ago

Georg Jensen Delta Classic GMT

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall
6 years ago

Glycine Airman SPHAIR 17 GMT

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall
6 years ago
Reply to  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
6 years ago

Hamilton Jazzmaster GMT

Red
Red
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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

Samuel Golson
Samuel Golson
5 years ago
Reply to  Scott Massie

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
5 years ago
Reply to  Samuel Golson

Go for the Squale or Steinhart. Glycine sucks.

Hubie
Hubie
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

Agreed

A Parker
A Parker
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

Why do you say that Glycine sucks?

Alfonso
Alfonso
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott Massie

Great watch I love it!

Ben
Ben
6 years ago

Xezo Air Commando D45-R includes this movement.

PV
PV
9 months ago
Reply to  Ben

exactly. I have one.

PV
PV
9 months ago
Reply to  PV

to be precise, I own the first edition, from early 2000’s, that’s 43mm and 13 mm thick, much more wereable. The rest is just as d45-R, apart from bracelet.

Mick Peel
Mick Peel
6 years ago

Steinhart 500 GMT Titanium has this movement.

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Hubie Martello
Hubie Martello
5 years ago

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

Thomas M
Thomas M
6 years ago

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

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Iwan Tarmat
Iwan Tarmat
6 years ago

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

Timothy Rogers
Timothy Rogers
5 years ago

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
5 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

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

Dr Fraser King
Dr Fraser King
3 years ago
Reply to  Hubie Martello

It’s his opinion, he has every right to air it in a reasonable manner. Do you have criteria for the amount of checking you deem necessary before someone comments on their watch movement? Just asking…

DAVID
DAVID
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr Fraser King

Ironic that there are several (3) posts since this one from owners experiencing this same problem.

D. Cavanaugh
D. Cavanaugh
2 years ago
Reply to  Hubie Martello

There is something with the GMT hands on the ETA and Sellita 4 hand movements. I own both and both GMT hands misaligned. Both keep great time. Sooner or later someone will reveal the proper cause and correction. For now I adjust the bezel to read properly. Cheers

Tonton_SodomaX
Tonton_SodomaX
5 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

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

Ross
Ross
5 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

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
5 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

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 A. Nelson
Dan A. Nelson
3 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

My Fortis GMT has this movement. I actually own 2. Both have been serviced twice. The 3rd service, with a new watchmaker, came back with the GMT hand about 20 minutes off on the 1st one he finished. Took it back and was told he had to pull the hands off and reinstall in the correct position. The 2nd he got correct.

Woof
Woof
3 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

Same issue on my Fortis Spacematic with this movement – UTC hand keeps going out of alignment.

Morris
Morris
2 years ago
Reply to  Woof

Same issue on my Sinn 857 UTC. Watch Buys was no help. Beautiful but ultimately unreliable watch that falls short of stated accuracy and power reserve claims. Be advised that Watch Buys would not post my honest and balanced review and that their service was expensive and took many months.

chris
chris
2 years ago
Reply to  Timothy Rogers

Same problem here on my Fortis Spacematic with this movement – UTC hand has gone out of sync a number of times.

Dan T
Dan T
5 years ago

Hamilton h325850

Riccardo
Riccardo
5 years ago

Bulova Accutron Astronaut (Buzz Aldrin limited edition)

Hubie
Hubie
5 years ago
Reply to  Riccardo

I that the hybrid MechQuartz?

Scoot
Scoot
3 years ago
Reply to  Hubie

No

Michael Cidras
Michael Cidras
5 years ago

Glycine Airman WorldTimer GMT (GL293)

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
5 years ago

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
5 years ago
Reply to  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
4 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

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

Hashim Javaid
Hashim Javaid
5 years ago

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

Christopher Montrose
Christopher Montrose
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
4 years ago
Reply to  ross

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

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

I have a 30 year old Bulova Seville with an unserviced ETA 2834-2 movement. The watch has been used very hard for all those years yet now gains less than 2 seconds in 5 days. Even my highly tuned Rolex Datejust is only within 3 second per day. I can’t believe how robust and accurate some ETA movements can be.

Gèrard
Gèrard
5 years ago

Magellan 1521

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Speedbird GMT PRS-22 also uses this movement

Brent
Brent
5 years ago

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.

A Parker
A Parker
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

I have the same watch. Took a few moments to work out how to set the
alternative timezones hand and bezel , but once the penny has dropped its easy.Superb value for money and the UTZ readout is useful ecen for this amateur pilot

Andy Whysall
Andy Whysall
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

TimeFactors PRS-22 Speedbird III GMT

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

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

Edward
Edward
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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
4 years ago

Me too! I have #12, limited edition

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
5 years ago

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

Rick Dembroski
Rick Dembroski
5 years ago

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

Jossue Ortiz
Jossue Ortiz
5 years ago

Hamilton Khaki Air Race GMT

Giovanny
Giovanny
4 years ago

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

Zracer
Zracer
4 years ago

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
4 years ago
Reply to  Zracer

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

Zracer
Zracer
4 years ago
Reply to  Nick Meier

Nice! You will love it!

keepthetime
Admin
4 years ago
Reply to  Zracer

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

Chad
Chad
4 years ago

Hamilton H326250
Uses the 2893-2

arvinsign
arvinsign
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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

Kirby
Kirby
4 years ago

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

Mikael Petersson
Mikael Petersson
4 years ago

Also in the Steinhart Ocean Vintage GMT

KP
KP
4 years ago

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

KP
KP
4 years ago

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

ROSHAN
ROSHAN
4 years ago

Montblanc UTC Timewalker Voyager

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

Farer Lander II GMT has it too

Jerry Watson
Jerry Watson
4 years ago

Breightling Avenger II GMT

John Newcombe
John Newcombe
4 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Watson

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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