Invicta watch with Sellita SW-200 Swiss automatic movement

Sellita Caliber SW200

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Invicta watch with Sellita SW-200 Swiss automatic movement

Manufacturer Sellita
Caliber Number SW200, SW-200
Linges
11.5”’
Diameter
25.6mm
Height
4.60mm thick
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph, 4Hz
Jewels 26
Power Reserve 38 hours
Lift Angle
50 degrees
Hand Size
1.50mm/.90mm/.25mm
Stem
401/1029 (tap 10)
Hacking? Yes
Quickset Date? Yes
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds, date (can be at 3, 6, 9, or 12)
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
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:

Standard Novodiac
Special Novodiac
Premium Incabloc
Chronometer Incabloc

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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Leroy Nicewatch
Leroy Nicewatch
4 years ago

What would be the Japanese equivalent to the SW200 or ETA 2824?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

That would probably be miyota 9015. I have a 9100 chronograph and it times exactly with an a schild 1790

Heiner Klaus
Heiner Klaus
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert

I have a watch with the Miyota 9015. Nicely running, fairly precise, but winding only in one direction. Now that is far from ETA 2824.

John
John
2 years ago
Reply to  Robert

The new Spinnaker TESEI BRONZE SP-5060 also uses SW200.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
4 years ago

Seiko 8L25 is close, but not made by Seiko anymore since the design was sold to Soprod, which now makes it as the M200, formerly labeled the A-10 by Soprod.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
4 years ago

Irony of Ironies is that the SW200 now powers many Eterna watches. Eterna founded ETA long ago and now cannot use ETA movements, though the SW200 is similar, but not identical to the ETA-2824. Most Parts are not interchangable.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

That is really ironic. Watch business is a crazy thing.

Heiner Klaus
Heiner Klaus
3 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

It goes even further: ETA and Eterna are physical neighbors in the city of Grenchen with only the streetnumber different. Moreover Eterna has a separate movement manufacturing company. And Eterna does not even use those. Moreover is a big question: Why did the successfull Eterna not join Swatch. One answer is that initially only sorry and run down brands where taken. Seen from now it is all weird. The only shining brand 40 year ago… Read more »

Tico
Tico
3 years ago
Reply to  Heiner Klaus

and even further than you think. Stellita supplied ETA with parts to build the 2824. Hence the two movements (SW200 and ETA 2824) are almost identical with the SW having one more Jewel to minimize wear…

Heiner Klaus
Heiner Klaus
3 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

Yes, true, and very strange. Moreover, Eterna has it’s own movements, but they hardly use them in their watches. Eterna is a sad story.

Dover
Dover
11 months ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

Love this irony thread you started!

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Mark Mangus
Mark Mangus
3 years ago

The Invicta Reserve Pro Diver 6883 uses the SW200 movement.

Landon
Landon
3 years ago

I recently purchased an Invicta Grand Diver Reserve with the SW200 movement. So far it’s been fantastic. More accurate than my Seiko 4r36A. Does anyone know how to tell if you have the SW200 or the SW200-1?

Dover
Dover
11 months ago
Reply to  Landon

It will say on the movement by the balance.

Heiner Klaus
Heiner Klaus
3 years ago

Wakman is a brand that uses these gastubs for night vision. They call their movement WA8000. It is a Sellita 200. I called them to find out.
Wakman is a Hongkong based company, but the watches are swiss made.

bohica
bohica
2 years ago
Reply to  Heiner Klaus

I have one of these Wakmann watch and yep I inquired about the WA8000 movement. They told me it’s Sellita 200 as well but the watch where I purchased told me it’s ETA movement. Another thing is my movement says 24 jewels… So my puzzle is not together yet. Anybody know what movement this is?? Swiss 24 jewels automatic movement. Who makes it and what model?? Thanks!

Fet Daamsby
Fet Daamsby
2 years ago
Reply to  bohica

Open it an look under the balance wheel for the engraving stamp.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

I have an Invicta watch with a Seiko NH35A that has a bad hairspring. Is the SW200 compatible as a direct replacement for that caliber?

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Just buy another 8926 and swap the movements. Pretty easy fix there. cheap too since the 8926 can be had for around $80 bucks.

Mauro Wright
Mauro Wright
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

No way, you can’t go swapping a Japanese NH35 for a Swiss SW200, it doesn’t work like that. Take Anthony’s advice and buy a new Invicta 8926 and go from there.

Gio
Gio
3 years ago

I have 2 Deep Blue watches with a Sellita SW200 inside.

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Mark
Mark
3 years ago

Mercer airfoil also uses this movement

Jeff Dolgin
Jeff Dolgin
3 years ago

My new glycine incursore has the sw200-1 inside.

Carlos
Carlos
3 years ago

Porsche Design P’6351 Flat Six uses a Sellita Caliber SW 200-1

DJ
DJ
3 years ago

Bulova’s Swiss division is using the SW200 and SW500 in their autos now. I have a Telc and a Tellaro. Both keep excellent time and are very fine watches.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
3 years ago
Reply to  DJ

The Tellaro has a 7750 movement, the Telc may also:
Valjoux/ETA-7750 Tellaro photo thread:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/under-%24500-automatic-chronograph-post-here-4507749-2.html

Tellaro 7750 Photo link:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12514205&d=1505689042
Above photo posted by WUS user @dote, in this thread:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/under-$500-automatic-chronograph-post-here-4507749-2.html

DJ
DJ
3 years ago
Reply to  Yankeexpress

I see that. Neither of these are chronos, the description for the Tellaro was 26 jewels indicating the Sellita.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f705/accu-swiss-3022122.html

DJ
DJ
3 years ago

I see that. Neither of these are chronos, the description for the Tellaro was 26 jewels indicating the Sellita.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f705/accu-swiss-3022122.html

dlassoff
dlassoff
3 years ago

I am sorry to say but the Swiss watch industry has, if they weren’t already, in large part become so arrogant and dismissive of the customers for their products that it doesn’t surprise me whatever they do or say. I just don’t trust them anymore to offer a product of value or excellence together. Having said that, I have purchased an Oris sixty five divers watch with the sw200-1 movement and it runs a little… Read more »

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Bogdan
Bogdan
3 years ago

Just bought an Edox Grand Ocean Open Heart Automatic and inside is a Sellita SW200-1 movement. Happy with it works great .

Peter
Peter
2 years ago

Just bought a 2017 Baume & Mercier Clifton Club which is powered by a Sellita SW200 movement. Extremely handsome watch and it works great.

Holget
Holget
2 years ago

Hi, some 4 month ago I bought the Edox Hydro-Sub with this movement. Since than I wear this watch almost every day although because I am really in love with the watch. But the movement is not at all what I expected: -25 seconds a day! All my Seiko’s do so much better. I wish Edox had put a ETA movement in this watch.

Bogdan
Bogdan
2 years ago
Reply to  Holget

Well i think you need to take it to a service to adjust the caliber.. I have an Edox Grand Ocean Open Heart with sw200-1 and mine works excellent i mean it has +8sec/ day.

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

The Zelos Abyss 2 has this movement. 3000 meter bronze watch.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 has this movement.

Ron M
Ron M
2 years ago

Last week I received a Glycine Combat 6, 36mm expecting the ETA 2824 to find that the jewel count was noted to be 26 and eventually identified the SW 200-1 stamp on perimeter of movement. I’d have to say I wasn’t entirely surprised given what I have read about the SW family and it’s umbilical relationship with ETA. So, I set (hacked) the time as of about 15:00 on Thursday Jan 18th and strapped it… Read more »

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Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Favre-Leuba Raider Deep Blue has this movement.

Chris Hooper
Chris Hooper
2 years ago

The Marathon JDD Military Dive Watch (WW194021) utilizes this caliber which was selected because of the day/date feature and proven reliability.

— Chris
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Dan T
Dan T
2 years ago

I have an sw-500 in my invicta 0606, it hasn’t worked properly since I bought it, it’s been back to the factory once already, manual wind works fine, but it won’t wind on the auto winder, i’ll have my watch guy look at it when I get around to it.

Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner
2 years ago

My Bulova Accuswiss Percheron has the SW200. It’s pretty, and pretty keen-I have the blue dial/sport strap combo, and will likely put a leather band on soon.

Mike Hawk
Mike Hawk
2 years ago

I´m sorry to say but my fairly new Tag Heuer “Black Phantom” Limited edition is equipped with the SW200-1.
Only vintage pieces for me from now on…with inhose movements.

Pellas
Pellas
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike Hawk

Why do you say this? Please explain.

Michael Matral
Michael Matral
2 years ago

I have a new Swiss made LIV GX-1a with the Selitta Sw200 movement..

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Michael Demeyer
Michael Demeyer
2 years ago

Bought the Glycine Incursore from Massdrop as a rough wear watch. It has this 26-jewel SW200 movement and is keeping beautiful time, running only +3 seconds in 5 days. Been super consistent since I put it on.

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Salomon
Salomon
2 years ago

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Dorin
Dorin
2 years ago

Hi! I have Baume Clifton Club Sellita SW200, for one month, it’s going far to fast, more then one minut per day. When I ask at representatives shop, they said that it takes a minimum two month for grinding. What can I do? Kind regards. Dorin.

Peter
Peter
2 years ago
Reply to  Dorin

Hi Dorin, Your watch is probably magnezited. Don’t worry, this can be fixed in no time without opening the watch. Bring it to any watch repair center, and they can demagnetize in 1 minute. This should solve the issue.

DORIN
DORIN
2 years ago

Hi Peter,
Thank you for reply.
Kind regards.

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Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

Hublot Classic Fusion uses the SW200

Gyula
Gyula
2 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

Are you sure? That is really a shame for that price of a watch… Never like Hublot really much, but if they use the Sellita entry movement, it’s a joke to be honest…

AlienTAG
AlienTAG
1 year ago
Reply to  Gyula

In a huge part of Hublo’s they use Valjoux calibers..which are not luxary att all too..so it is not about movement brand , it’s about a whole businesss 🙁

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago
Reply to  AlienTAG

Hublot is now using in-house movements for many of their pieces. Eventually will go with all in-house. There are fewer and fewer of their watches with Sellita movements. I believe it may now be limited to the Classic Fusion only.

Michael Repass
Michael Repass
1 year ago
Reply to  Gyula

Hate to say but…Must be a knock off!

Johan Riedenlow
Johan Riedenlow
2 years ago

Just ordered today a Davosa Pro Black Suit (black version) with DAV3021 MOVEMENT but it is actually a Sellita SW200.

Do you know if Davosa makes any modification/improvement in order to change the name of the movement? And if so, what is the accuracy?

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

The Sellita is a fine movement. It’s accurate and reliable.

Yankeexpress
Yankeexpress
2 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

Sellita movements can be found powering such brands as Oris, Eterna, C.Ward, Glycine, Bulova, Alpina, Deep Blue, Davosa, Stowa, B&M, Tag, IWC, Montblanc, Sinn, Hublot, Limes, Achimede, Mondaine, Aramar, Epos, Schaffen, Invicta, Edox, Monta, Graf Zeppelin, Porsche Design, Breitling, Bell&Ross, MeisterSinger, Rotary

Gyula
Gyula
2 years ago

I just bought a Maurice Lacroix Aikon with SW200 movement for 1600 EUR (in Hungary, Europe). The watch is incredible, very similar to Audemars Piguet Royal Oak but for about the 1/10 fraction of the price (mostly because of the different brand and movement of course). I read quite good feedbacks and tests about this workhorse, some could even reach COSC accuracy out from the factory. Which I can believe because for example my Tisell… Read more »

Charlie
Charlie
2 years ago

I bought a Luminox Blackout field watch a few years ago and just figured out it has the Sellita SW200 movement (26 jewels). It runs slow, a few minutes a day so need to have it adjusted. It’s very thick and weighty, but I like it.

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michael wolk
michael wolk
2 years ago

both Shinola Detroit (now offering an automatic) and Lilienthal Berlin, also offering an automatic the latter at a very reasonable price, both use the Sellita SW200 movement.
While not well known marques especially Lilienthal, it is interesting to see how they market a design using a “touted” swiss movement.

Marcus
Marcus
2 years ago

Sellita has one more jewel than the ETA 2824 and imo the extra jewel makes all the difference. More jewels the better for less friction. I traded in all my ETA watches so I can’t compare but my Sellitas are running like tanks. No I don’t regret trading in the ETA watches.

Bobby
Bobby
2 years ago

I recently (Oct. 2018) purchased a Mathey-Tissot with a Sellita SW200. It is a nicely made, somewhat delicate looking watch that keeps good time, as most watches with a Sellita SW200 do. I also have two very nice looking Invicta Reserves with the Sellita SW200, and both keep excellent time. Based on my experience with these purchases, I am very pleased to have these watches with this movement.

John Borra
John Borra
2 years ago
Reply to  Bobby

I have a Glycine Airman Double Twelve with this movement. It has kept excellent time during the two weeks since receiving it. During the last four days, it has deviated less than two seconds from atomic and has been within a second for the majority of that time.

George R
George R
2 years ago

I have a Invicta Pro Diver model 22861 with the SW 200 movement I love the watch and that’s probably the only Swiss made watch I can afford but it is Swiss made and it keeps good time it gains a few seconds a day but from what I’ve read it’s way within the Specs. You can see the adjustment in it to speed up or slow down the time and it’s tempting to try… Read more »

HJLK
HJLK
2 years ago
Reply to  George R

Hallo George, my mechanic refuses to regulate a watch that goes too fast, argujng that the resistence in the movement will grow and make the movement tick slower.

Merv
Merv
2 years ago
Reply to  HJLK

I was told bascially the same thign

HJLK
HJLK
2 years ago
Reply to  Merv

I have a small collection only and all my watches are in movers. Watches kept this way don’t behave like my mechnic says. If they are presice they remain, if they are too fast, the remain that way for many years. I had to find out, but it is true. I don’t know the reason but I take it as advice that watches are meant to run and it hurts them more if that lacks.

Phil Leone
Phil Leone
1 year ago

Alpina Alpiner 4 (4 features: antimagnetic, 100m water resistant, automatic, w/ chrono module) with Sellita movement running +1 per day and sometimes +2. I prefer this movement over ETA version, as the Sellita has one more jewel and (I believe) silicon or other components making it an easy anti-magnetic movement. This movement s also used and regulated by Oris and Sinn, and will run chronometer certification spec quite easily.

Pete
Pete
1 year ago

I have been Working the SW200 very hard, so far I have noticed that it keeps much better time in different positions over the eta2824-2.

Joihn Borra
Joihn Borra
1 year ago
Reply to  Pete

My SW200-powered Glycine Double Twelve has been consistently well within COSC specs, about + 1/2 second/day. Beats my ETA 2824-powered Sinn 556A (swings through + and – a few seconds/day) in that regard (though the solidly-built Sinn is a much easier read in poor lighting and, therefore, is what I usually fly with).

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