Mingzhu Caliber DG5833
Mingzhu Caliber DG5833

Mingzhu Caliber DG5833

Brand Mingzhu
Caliber Number DG5833, DG5833GMT, DG 5833
Base Caliber
DG2813
Type
Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Lignes
11.5”’
Diameter
26mm
Height
5.94mm
Height
Unconfirmed
Jewels Unconfirmed
Power Reserve ~40 hours
Beat Rate
21,600 bph
Source:
If you see this on AliExpress or DHgate it was stolen from calibercorner.com
Lift Angle
Unconfirmed
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Hand-Windable?
Yes
Quickset Date? Yes
Rotor Winding Direction
Uni-Directional
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; date at 3:00; 24 hour GMT wheel at 6:00
Country of Manufacture China
Known Models
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The Mingzhu caliber DG5833 is an affordable GMT movement made in China. The GMT complication on the DG5833 is in the form of a datewheel style disc (not a standard GMT hand). It seems as if this caliber was essentially made to be the movement in knockoff/homage/fake/replica/counterfeit/whatever you want to call them Rolex Sky-Dweller watches.

DG5833 VS DG3804:

It appears that there may be some confusion with caliber DG5833 being used for the standard 4-hander GMT DG3804 and vice versa. Apparently, even the sellers of DG5833 and DG3804 raw movements as well as assembled watches, are not on the same page as to the correct caliber designations and use them interchangeably. It seems that the caliber DG3804 is a standard 4-hander GMT movement, whereas the DG5833 has the GMT wheel/disc module. But, without caliber number markings, we shall never know. Such mystery and excitement!

DG5833A VS DG5833B:

As a follow-up to the section above, some sellers have been found to also list a DG5833A and DG5833B. If you see this, the A is for the 4-hand GMT. The B is for the GMT wheel version.

Dixmont-Guangzhou Mingzhu?

This caliber is often listed as a Mingzhu DG5833. The DG usually stands for Dixmont-Guangzhou. Is it a real Dixmont-Guangzhou? Who knows! With lack of branding on the movements (not even a jewel count or country of origin), lack of transparency in the Chinese watch industry and even lack of knowledge by most sellers dealing in DG5833 movements, lack of consistency with branding and caliber number designations, lack of available technical documentation, and lack of respect for intellectual property as a whole, the DG in your DG5833 could possibly have nothing to do with the actual DG: Dixmont-Guangzhou. The Mingzhu in your Mingzhu DG5833 possibly has nothing to do with Mingzhu (a brand under DG).

You may also notice that some sellers of these movements position the rotor over the balance wheel or tilt the movement in a way so that you cannot see if there is a logo engraved or stamped below the balance wheel. If you have an example with a logo, please share below.

Setting the Time/GMT:

  • Position 0: Crown against the case, winding position
  • Position 1: Date setting mode, clockwise
  • Position 2: GMT setting mode, counterclockwise
  • Position 3: Time setting mode

Similar Movements & Fitment:

Since the DG5833 is based on the DG2813, which itself is based on Miyota 8 series framework, dial and hands for the Miyota 8215 should fit the DG5833 – however, with the GMT wheel setup, you will need a dial with a cutout. This also means that the DH5833 has an indirect seconds hand setup, and may present a less than smooth sweeping motion – this is completely normal.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for the DG5833 were found online in the range of $31.99 – $59.99 USD.


As with most made in China watch movements, detailed information and tech sheets on this caliber are most likely not available or near impossible to find. Please share what you know below.

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Jeannot Gernot
Jeannot Gernot
1 year ago

This caliber is amazingly well made. Nobody has to be ashamed to have bought such a good watch caliber in his/her beautiful watch.

I’m from Suisse/Switzerland, but unlike many of my fellow Swiss, I’m no snob about swiss/chinese/usa-watches. Or any other brand for that matter. 🙂

Ceolintzin
Ceolintzin
8 months ago

This is how a DG5833 looks in a Pagani Design GMT watch… No number of jewells & No caliber… Very well made and very reliable movement with superb time keeping… Personaly, I prefer DG5833 movement over NH-34.

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Ceolintzin
Ceolintzin
8 months ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Hello!… Yes, I took the picture from my own watch… It’s ok to publish the picture in the main list… Thank you very much for this importan and useful caliber encyclopedia.

Cosc O'Rotor
Cosc O'Rotor
7 months ago
Reply to  calibercorner

I have 2 of those GMT watches by Pagani, they have the same movement as seen in the picture, but the movements are 4 handers, so it would be the DG3804 as mentioned in description above.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows which lever on the balane wheel I should use to regulate/adjust the watch. One of mine is running 5 minutes slow per day.

vcommeV
vcommeV
6 months ago
Reply to  Ceolintzin

après une chute au sol et plus tard 11500 tr/min sur mon kawa 750o, l’axe du spiral s’est rompu. Sinon, il a bien fonctionnĂ© malgrĂ© une dĂ©rive positive que j’ai pu ajuster avec le chronographe. Sur un Pagani disign GMT PEPSI

Cosc O'Rotor
Cosc O'Rotor
7 months ago

I have 2 of those GMT watches by Pagani, they have the same movement as seen in the picture below, it’s called a ‘Pearl’ DG5833GMT in the specs. The movements are 4-hand, not disc, so it would be the DG3804 OR the DG5833A, as mentioned in descriptions above.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows which lever on the balance wheel I should use to regulate/adjust the movement. One of mine is running 5 minutes slow per day, that’s way too much.

Manuel Wined
Manuel Wined
7 months ago
Reply to  Cosc O'Rotor

Love the username! How to regulate this movement is by adjusting the arm with the two circles in it. Not the one with the screw. The screw one is the stud and if you move that one you will cause a beat error and it’s hard to regulate the timing. The Mingzhu doesn’t have + and – so that is annoying. Good luck!

Cosc O'Rotor
Cosc O'Rotor
7 months ago
Reply to  Manuel Wined

Thanks! I only adjusted newer Seiko and SW200-1 before, they have obvious markings. I know the other pin (it looks more like the Seiko 4R adjustment pin) adjusts the beat rate and if you mess that up without having a timegrapher, you are in trouble. That’s why I asked. Now I know. Thanks again!

Manuel Wined
Manuel Wined
7 months ago
Reply to  Cosc O'Rotor

Been there!

cjc1103
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Cosc O'Rotor

The DG5833 is a cheap China knockoff, you get what you get. Perhaps servicing it, I’ve heard sometimes they are not oiled properly from the factory, then try regulating it. Pagani Design has replaced this movement in their newer watches with the Seiko NH35, which is reliable and more accurate.

Arsen K
Arsen K
4 months ago

I am not a big fan…

Just received my watch (Pagani Design) with this movement and it is 5 seconds fast per minute!!! I reached out to the vendor and they said there was a ‘breaking in period’ and the watch would settle down to accuracy.

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Ceolintzin
Ceolintzin
4 months ago

Occasionally, there is an issue setting the GMT hand in the DG5833 caliber: the GMT hand jumps forward or backward when the crown is pushed to the position 0. 

To avoid this, once you set the GMT hand to the desired position, you must turn the crown between 1/8 and 1/4 turn CLOCKWISE before push the crown to the position 0.

ElToro316
Member
28 days ago

I’ve had my watch over two years and never had a problem with it, it keeps great time.

Earl Shutz
Earl Shutz
19 days ago

I have this movement in a Pagani Design homage to the original explorer 2. I have not had not 1 problem. It runs only a second to 2 seconds fast a day. I had to do a little adjusting, but not much.

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