Eta G10 211 Macro

ETA “V8”

What does V8 mean on ETA watch movements?

V8 is the designation stamped on ETA movements that are of Swiss origin.

Is V8 the caliber number?

No, V8 is not the caliber number of the movement. That is not to say that caliber “V8” does not exist, but in the case of most ETA movements, V8 simply means the movement was manufactured in Switzerland.

While the V8 may be marked clearly on the movement, you should be able to find the actual caliber number etched somewhere. Often, especially on smaller movements, the V8 more legible than the actual caliber number, this is why it is prone to causing confusion within the watch community.

Editor’s Note: It’s funny to see serious discussion about a caliber online, with everyone referring to it as “V8” when it’s not actually the caliber number at all. In the early days, this site made the same mistake, see the comments below before this article was updated 😛

Visual Examples:

Below are two similar ETA quartz calibers: On the left is a Swiss made G10.211 with a V8 stamp. On the right is a Swiss parts G10.71A , notice that there is no V8 stamp…

Is V8 only found on quartz movements?

No, you can find V8 stamped on the Swiss made mechanical movements as well. In the examples below, the V8 appears to be part of the movement’s date code.

Bulgari Caliber 220 V8zb6 Omega 3888 V8tk3 ETA caliber 2893-2

Is V8 only signed on movements?

No, some Swatch watches also have V8 etched into the case. The assumption here is that if it’s made in Switzerland, it’s going to have the V8 stamp. This is simply based on observation and not a confirmation from Swatch Group.

What does the V and 8 mean exactly?

Why the code is V8 is still a mystery. If you have more insight to share, please talk about it in the comments below.

Update: After a few more hours of research, there is another “V8” association with Swatch Group (owner’s of ETA)… The address of the company headquarters: Swatch Group AG, Seevorstadt 6, Biel/Bienne, V8 2501. This was found in the public stock listing information. It does not appear to  the post code, since the post code for Biel/Bienne is the 4 digit number 2501.


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Nadiruzzaman
Nadiruzzaman
4 years ago

may be ETA: 955.412 it is also seven 7 jewels swiss V8

Josephvs
Josephvs
6 months ago
Reply to  Nadiruzzaman

ETA: 955.112

Josephvs
Josephvs
6 months ago
Reply to  Josephvs

ETA: 956.112

johnnyjohnny
johnnyjohnny
3 years ago

v8 eta is also referenced as the movement in a swatch scuba libre watch…thanks for the preceding comment that gives a further caliber number

gianfranco
gianfranco
2 years ago

i have a pryngeps with a 7 jewels swiss v8 quartz with also a name daytronic. Do you ever heard?
thanks
gian

JF
JF
1 year ago

I appear to have this movement in a Tag Heuer Professional 2000, perhaps a ladies or youth size. Green circuit board with the same layout, diameter approx 18mm. The only text is “V8 SWISS” “7 SEVEN JEWELS”

Jimmy Bishop
Jimmy Bishop
1 year ago

My son has this Caliber in his Gucci dive, it also has the number F07 111 and is a three jewel version.

Marcelo Lorca
Marcelo Lorca
1 year ago

I have 2 Swatch with this movement, one had 1 jewels (Irony) the other nothing.

nick
nick
9 months ago

l have a sector chrono watch and it has the eta v8 caliber.
The only issue is that it drains the battery way too often . It has a 394 battery inside .

Brad
Brad
8 months ago

Working on Zenith Caprice with this movement installed. Nice but eats batteries.

Billy wilkinson
Billy wilkinson
7 months ago

Hi I know this is an old thread but I’ve just come across a Swiss V8 movement in a ladies oris quartz I bought in a job lot it not working can I still buy a new circuit or is there any ETA replacement

Dan
Dan
6 months ago

Same caliber in Accurate Concerto. Could not find any other number.

Venus Caliber 178
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