Eta Caliber 2897

ETA Caliber 2897

Eta Caliber 2897

Brand ETA
Caliber Number 2897
Base Caliber
ETA 2892-A2
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Lignes 11.5”’
Diameter 25.6mm
Height 4.85mm
Jewel Count
Power Reserve 42 hours
Lift Angle 51 degrees
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 (4 Hz)
Shock System Incabloc
Regulator System ETACHRON
Rotor Ball bearing system
Rotor Winding Direction Bi-directional
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Features Central hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; power reserve indicator at 7:00; date at 3:00
Notable Feature
Power reserve indicator
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models Doxa SUB 4000T (Add your watch in the comments below…)

The ETA caliber 2897 is Swiss made automatic watch movement with a power reserve indicator located between 6:00 and 8:00. This caliber has 21 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph. Official ETA documentation indicates that this movement has been available since at least April of 2005.

ETA 2897 VS 2892A2:

The caliber 2897 is based on the 2892A2 framework, but with the addition of a power reserve indicator on the dial. These two calibers share many part numbers with each other, however, there are parts specific to the 2897 (see pdf tech sheets below)


Accuracy of the ETA caliber 2897 can range from as much as +/-20 seconds per day to just +/-5 seconds/day. The accuracy that your watch experiences depends on the grade that the watch manufacturer chose to power their watches.

Other calibers using 2897 as a base:

Longines uses the ETA caliber 2897 as a base movement for their caliber L602 power reserve movement. If you know of other brands that have rebranded the caliber number of the 2897, please share the information below.

Official tech doc (pdf) for reference:

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