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Invicta watch with Sellita SW-200 Swiss automatic movement

Sellita Caliber SW200

Invicta watch with Sellita SW-200 Swiss automatic movement

ManufacturerSellita
Caliber NumberSW200, SW-200
Linges
11.5”’
Diameter
25.6mm
Height
4.60mm thick
Vibrations Per Hour28,800 bph, 4Hz
Jewels26
Power Reserve38 hours
Lift Angle
50 degrees
Hand Size
1.50mm/.90mm/.25mm
Stem
401/1029 (tap 10)
Hacking?Yes
Quickset Date?Yes
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, date (can be at 3, 6, 9, or 12)
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known Models
Too many to list (please add your watch to the comments below…)

The Sellita caliber SW200 is the main competitor to ETA’s 2824 workhorse movement. Many reputable watch companies are using this movement as an alternative to the ETA mechanism due to it being more economical and readily available. ETA’s threat to limit sales of movements to brands outside of Swatch Group really helped the Sellita option gain in popularity.

Is it SW200 or SW-200?

You may have seen this movement written as the SW-200 but according to Sellita, the correct way to spell this caliber number is SW200 without a hyphen. Please reference this page when you see folks spelling it incorrectly so that we can dispel confusion in the community.

4 Grades of SW200:

Just like the ETA caliber 2824-2, there are four grades of the SW200 movement:

  • Standard – adjusted in two positions; accuracy of +/-12 sec/day up to +/- 30 sec/day
  • Special (Elabore) – adjusted in three positions; accuracy of +/-7 sec/day up to +/- 20 sec/day
  • Premium (Top) – adjusted in five positions; accuracy of +/-4 sec/day up to +/- 15 sec/day
  • Chronometer – COSC criteria

How to tell the difference between grades?

One way to distinguish between Standard/Special and Premium/COSC grades of the SW200 is to look at the anti-shock device:

StandardNovodiac
SpecialNovodiac
PremiumIncabloc
ChronometerIncabloc

Differences between SW200 VS SW200-1:

You are looking at the caliber listing for the SW200, but there is a chance that your watch actually has the SW200-1. While extremely similar, they are technically not the same. The -1 is a evolution in the movement and the differences are noted in detail here.

Many brands are listing the incorrect movement in their specs and marketing. The confusion sometimes occurs because many movement manufacturers use A (Seiko for example) or 1 for the first version of the movement. Sellita’s first version is simply SW200.

Crown/Stem Removal:

Official Sellita documentation states that the crown should be in the time setting position before being extracted. Use a 1mm screw-driver, avoid using tweezers or any other tool with a point because this could jam the setting lever and damage the setting lever spring.

Examples of the SW200:

Pictured is the SW200 in an Invicta Ocean Ghost Diver. There are many models with this movement, please comment below if your watch has it and tell the Caliber Corner community what you think of it.

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Keith R
Keith R
1 year ago

Raymond Weil Freelancer Limited Edition Canada 150 has an RW4200 which is also stamped SW200.

Grody Turnov
Grody Turnov
1 year ago

Invicta Pro Diver model 6619

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

I have a beautiful Invicta Reserve 6883 with an SW200 in it. The watch runs like a top and is built like the Rock of Gibralter. The watch has been discontinued, but still gets compliments.

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Lucas Paulick
1 year ago

Bulova Curaçao 63b12.

zash
zash
1 year ago

Baume & Mercier model 10337 uses the SW200 movement

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Guest
Guest
11 months ago

Eterna KonTiki

Guest
Guest
11 months ago

ETERNA KonTiki Limited Edition (888) uses this movement great looking and accurate watch. Steihart also uses the same movement in some of their watches.

Jeffrey Arp
Jeffrey Arp
10 months ago

I have an invicta ocean reef and it has an sw-200 movement in it and it keeps perfect time never fast or slow I love it and I have watches with the ETA 2824 and it doesn’t keep time as good but it is pretty good

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

Does anyone know what movement is Deep Blue Juggernaut IV used? in the back case shown as SW200 but did anyone has opened the inside and see if it is SW200-1 instead? Thanks guys.

Thomas Aasen
Thomas Aasen
9 months ago

I’m new to watches. But I have one with the Sellita SW200 Movement. If I take it of my arm, it doesn’t hold, as it says, 38 hours in reserve, far from I will say. I was wondering if you could make this movement better? Have a watchmaker to adjust it, maybe shift parts, balance parts, trim it to make it better and more accurate? I gladly pay the extras to get the best out… Read more »

Bobby A.
Bobby A.
9 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Aasen

I think you are wearing it without a full power reserve in the spring. Try winding it before wearing it, the see what kind of reserve you get. You cannot expect a full power reserve from simply wearing the watch throughout the day.

Bob
Bob
9 months ago

I have a watch with the SW200 movement. I noticed yesterday morning when I wound it up after sitting for several weeks that at one point (after several turns) there was a shuttering in the movement. Almost as if the spring was unwinding or the rotor was spinning fast. This was very short. When I gave it another turn, the same thing happened. Is this some sort over winding protection feature? BTW, the movement is… Read more »

Swiss Collector
Swiss Collector
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Easily possible. There is a slip mechanism to protect the movement from over winding. One should nonetheless not overwind regularly. I usually make 30 halfturns, sufficient to make the watch work.

Berton Kanne
Berton Kanne
8 months ago

I am currently wearing an Oceaneva Deep Marine Explorer with this Sellita movement. I have had this particular watch for about five months. When new, it was about 4 seconds a day fast. Now it is absolutely spot on, COSC accurate. None of my watches are worn daily, but I will wear this watch for another 48 hours to see if it maintains this incredible accuracy. None of my ETA’s have been this precise!

Mark Close
Mark Close
7 months ago

It powers my Porsche Design 1919 Datetimer. When PD first started marketing their watches they were made by IWC followed by Eterna. I believe they took it in-house about 5 years ago not long after Eterna was bought by the Chinese. I don’t know if the modify the movements, but in the past month it’s only +17 seconds so <1 second a day. I may just have gotten an unusually accurate movement as I've never… Read more »

Mark E Mangus
Mark E Mangus
7 months ago
Reply to  Mark Close

Mine runs +- 5 s/d. Better than my Steiny with the 2824-2 elabore.

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Duong Dragon
Duong Dragon
4 months ago

i using Bulova Precision 362 khz with it’s second hand sweeping very very smoothy, and accuracy 5s/ 365 days. Now, It has no comparetitor in the Switzerland and wide world. Its most precious!!!!

David
David
2 months ago

Excellent site, very technical and informative.
Question since I am interested in buying an Aristo 5H68TI Titanium Case Swiss Automatic Movement, it comes with Sellita SW200.

Since the spec is going to show (copied from above)
Standard Novodiac
Special Novodiac
Premium Incabloc
Chronometer Incabloc

Should I ask the seller for the one I want?

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