Miyota Caliber 8247

Miyota Caliber 8247

Miyota Caliber 8247

BrandMiyota (Citizen)
Caliber Number8247
Base Caliber
Miyota 8215
Movement TypeAutomatic
Lignes11 1/2”’
Diameter
26mm
Casing Diameter
25.6mm
Height5.67mm
Jewel
21
Vibrations Per Hour
21,600 bph
Power Reserve
40 hours
Lift Angle49 degrees
Stem065-212
Movement Holder
500-710
Hand Size
1.52mm / 1.0mm / .17mm / .17mm
Anti-Shock System
Parashock
Hacking Seconds?
No
Hand-Winding?
Yes
Hand Count
4
FunctionsCentral hours; central minutes; small seconds subdial between 4:00 and 5:00, 24 hour hand at 9:00
Country of ManufactureJapan
Known Models
(Add your watch in the comments below)

The Miyota caliber 8247 is an automatic watch movement with a small seconds and calendar complications. This movement is from the affordable 8 Series family of what Miyota refers to as “Standard Automatics”, further categorized as “Small Hands”. As of 8/2022, this caliber is no longer present in Miyota’s current catalog.

Small Seconds:

Cal. 8247 is based off of 8215/821A framework but with a small seconds subdial in the 4:30 region rather than a central sweeping seconds hand. This small seconds hand option may be a good solution to the Miyota jumping seconds that so many watch collectors experience with other 82XX calibers. Since the seconds hand is smaller and not centralized, any stuttering or jumping may not be as noticeable. Please comment below if you have this caliber and have experiences it.

Miyota 8247 VS 8245:

There is a similar caliber 8245 with the main difference being that the 8247 has an additional 24 hour hand complication located at 9:00. Other than that, these two calibres are the same.

8245 VS 8218:

The caliber 8218 is the same as the 8245 but without a calendar complication. The caliber 8218 has a date at 3:00.

Accuracy & Power Reserve:

Miyota claims that the caliber 8247 offers accuracy of -20 ~ +40 seconds per day under normal operating temperatures, and when measured with a full power reserve.

“Accuracy of the mechanical watch is different from the daily rate of the quartz watch and the accuracy will change maximum of several ten seconds during rewinding the spring, then the accuracy of the half winding condition will be different from that of full winding condition.” -Miyota official tech sheets

When fully wound, the power reserve is about 40 hours of running time. To reach full power reserve via manual winding, turn the crown 40 times.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for the caliber 8247 were found online in the range of $49.95 – $56.58 USD. Supply seems to be limited since this exact caliber number appears to be discontinued and no longer offered by Miyota.

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Oliver Filby
Oliver Filby
1 year ago

Used in the Fossil Townsman series of watches.
Miyota Stuttering still visible on seconds subdial, but less noticeable.

Jeannot Gernot
Jeannot Gernot
1 year ago
Reply to  Oliver Filby

Hi Oliver, the “stutter” is only irritable for people who are OCD-diagnosed, I guess, because no one ‘average’ gives a **** about such a barely recognizable futility.

Jeannot Gernot
Jeannot Gernot
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannot Gernot

What is your stance on the “stutter”, @CC ?

Der Dicke
Der Dicke
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannot Gernot

@CC, I have two good néw polls for you to hold, here on CaliberCorner.com ; “Do you wear your watch … a. just over the wristknuckle at the handside, b. just over the wristknuckle at the elbowside or c. further up your wrist/arm ?” “When you hold your automatic watch close to your ear and you hear a banking sound, do you … a. go to a watchmaker/jeweller to get it fixed, b. go fixing it yourself with a tool/pegwood to regulate it better or c. do nothing about it and leave it be ?” @CC, I hope you’ll publish… Read more »

Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Der Dicke

@CaliberCorner, read the considerably important reply of this “Der Dicke”-answer

Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jean du Moulin

Correction: I meant “… of this “Der Dicke”-character … “. He seems to be a nice man, who likes to help you with your “lack of 2 polls” this week.

Just my 2 cents, @CC, @CaliberCorner.com

Der Dicke
Der Dicke
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

@CaliberCorner, @CC, I understand, but it’s reálly just an a.-b.-c.-question, nothing further difficult to it.

I guess it’s just that we perceive these things differently, no harm done from either side: not yours, not mine.

I just wanted to give people insight in the fact that they can do móre with their watches than they thought themselves to be capable of, that’s all.

Sincerely,
Der Dicke

Der Dicke
Der Dicke
1 year ago
Reply to  Der Dicke

@CaliberCorner, Iread the article to which you referred, about re- and overbanking. I understand your stance in this topic.

I just don’t know how to reword my 2nd poll, I reálly don’t. Sorry.

DerDicke
DerDicke
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Thank you very much for your efforts to make the 2nd poll come thru too, @CaliberCorner, @CC.

You’ve made my day, you really did.

Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannot Gernot

What is your opinion on the “stutter”, @CC ?

Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jean du Moulin

Sorry, @CC, I just saw your answer to Jeannot Gernot in this “stutter”-matter, so I’m sorry I didn’t read through answers before I posted this question, my bad.

Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jean du Moulin

I just read this part of your answer to Jeannot Gernot

  • “….. the stuttering or skipping seconds is certainly less bothersome after knowing more about the reason behind it.”
Jean du Moulin
Jean du Moulin
1 year ago

Hello @CaliberCorner, please read the 2 interesting polls @Der Dicke has for you to publish here on this beautiful site. Don’t let this chance of something good go to waste.

People usually don’t give their poll ideas to the public so easily. Thanx @Der Dicke ! :smiley:

Der Dicke
Der Dicke
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Good reading is of the essence, my teacher at Grundschule taught me, @CaliberCorner. Please read through thís post with care and patience. (Thank you for publishing the first poll I gave you, on this site, yesterday). The second poll being, what I wrote before: ====>>>>> … “When you hold your automatic watch close to your ear and you hear a banking sound, do you … a. go to a watchmaker/jeweller to get it fixed, b. go fixing it yourself with a tool/pegwood to regulate it better or c. do nothing about it and leave it be ?” I dearly hope… Read more »

Der Dicke
Der Dicke
1 year ago
Reply to  Der Dicke

@CaliberCorner, Iread the article to which you referred, about re- and overbanking. I understand your stance in this topic.

I just don’t know how to reword my 2nd poll, I reálly don’t. Sorry.

DerDicke
DerDicke
1 year ago
Reply to  calibercorner

Thank you very much for your efforts to make the 2nd poll come thru too, @CaliberCorner, @CC.

You’ve made my day, you really did.

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