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Sellita Caliber Sw330 2

Sellita Caliber SW330-2

Sellita Caliber Sw330 2

ManufacturerSellita
Caliber NumberSW330-2
Evolved From
SW330-1
Base Caliber
Sellita SW300-1
Movement Type
Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Lignes11.5”’
Diameter
26.20mm
Casing Diameter
25.60mm
Thickness4.10mm
Jewels
25
Vibrations Per Hour28,800 bph, 4Hz
Lift Angle51 degrees
Amplitude Range
200 – 315 degrees
Power ReserveUp to 56 hours
Hacking?Yes
Quick Date?Yes
Anti-ShockIncabloc
SpringNivatronic, Nivaflex NM
Balance Wheel
Nickel or Glucydur
Main Plate Material Brass
Bridges Material
Brass
Hand Count
4
Hand Sizes
1.8mm / 1.5mm / .9mm / .25mm
FunctionsCentral hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; central GMT hand;, date at 3:00
GMT Type
Office GMT / Caller GMT
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland, Swiss made
Known Models
Farer Lander Midnight, Christopher Ward C63 Sealander GMT, Bamford London GMT, Unimatic U1-HGMT, K.Grün & Sohne Submersible Chameleon, Draken Tugela GMT, Sinn 105 St Sa UTC  (Please add yours to the comments below…)

The Sellita SW330-2 is an automatic watch movement with a second time zone display via a centrally located GMT hand. This caliber is a member of the SW300 family of movements that are based on the ETA 2892-A2 framework. The SW330-2 is an update to the original SW330 which was based on the 2893-2 (2892-A2 with a GMT module). At the time of this post, the SW330-2 appears to be the first and currently the only -2 evolution in the Sellita lineup.

Sellita Caliber Sw330 2 Drawings

SW330-2 VS SW330-1 Differences:

The SW330-2 is a reworked version of the SW330-1 (which is an evolution from the original SW300). The SW330-1 became available to watch manufacturers in 2015, 7 years later the SW330-2 changes were announced in July 2020.

Interchangeability:

The calibre SW330-1 and SW330-2 are interchangeable, however, not all of the parts are. Keep reading…

Increased Power Reserve:

One of the main differences between the SW330-1 and SW330-2 is that the -2 has a longer power reserve of 56 hours on a full wind, compared with the SW330 and SW330-1 which is 42 hours. The newer barrel is referred to as RDM+ and is fully interchangeable with the old barrel. That means your SW330-1 powered watch can be upgraded to have a longer power reserve. Some brands may start to offer an option to upgrade your old barrel during a routine service. The new barrels were announced in December of 2020.

  • Old barrel part number: 020.010.00018
  • New barrel part number: 020.010.00065

Updated GMT System:

The GMT complication was also updated with an improvement to the quick setting feature of the GMT hand. At least 6 parts were redesigned for the SW330-2 causing the two calibers to not be completely interchangeable. Difference in parts include (new part numbers are in parenthesis):

  • Hour wheel 24h became a GMT wheel (031.049.00024 / 031.049.00031)
  • double toothed hour wheel became a single tooth hour wheel (031.046.00175 / 031.046.00176)
  • Intermediate date wheel (033.011.00044)
  • Hour indicator driving wheel became the intermediate corrector setting wheel (036.052.00001)
  • Corrector setting wheel (036.051.00018 )
  • Double corrector (053.204.00025)

Aside from these parts, everything else is interchangeable, however, all 6 of these parts must be used together and may not be used independently while mixing with parts from the older GMT system.

Sellita SW330-2 VS ETA 2893-2:

While the components are not 100% interchangeable, the cal. SW330-2 is essentially an upgraded clone of the ETA 2893-2. In fact, these movements are so similar that brands will often use them interchangeably and not disclose which one you are getting beforehand – although this is happening less often with ETAs being unavailable. If the watch brand happens to list both calibers and you prefer one over the other, be sure to make the request when ordering your watch new from the manufacturer.

Dimensions and beat rate are among the many similarities, but one notable difference is the jewel count and power reserve:

  • The SW330-2 has 25 jewels and the ETA 2893-1 has 21 jewels.
  • The SW330-2 has up to 56 hours of power reserve and the ETA 2893-1 has ~46 hours.

Here is an image comparing the two movements:

Sellita Sw330 1 Vs Eta 2893 2

3 Grades and Accuracy Ratings:

There are 3 grades of the Sellita SW 330-2. The grades and main differences are as follows:

  • Spécial (Elabore) – Nickel balance wheel, adjusted in 4 positions, average rate of +/-5 seconds/day, maximum deviation of 20 seconds/day in all positions, isochronism of +/-15 seconds/day.
  • Prémium (Top) – Glucydur balance wheel, adjusted in 5 positions, average rate of +/-4 seconds/day, maximum deviation of 15 seconds/day in all positions, isochronism of +/-10 seconds/day.
  • Chronomètre (COSC) – Glucydur balance wheel, COSC criteria

To sum it up, the Premium grade will give you better timekeeping and a more refined look than the Special grade. You can learn more about Sellita grading here.

Interesting note: This may not be interpreted correctly, but Sellita seems to mention in the official documentation that when a lot of movements are purchased, only 95% of them must be within the specified limited.

The limit values are subject to interpretation: 95% of the pieces delivered in a lot must be within the specified limits.” -Sellita

Finishing:

There are two main finishes from the factory: Standard and Refined. There is an option for custom or tailor-made finishing as well.

Sellita Caliber Sw330 1 Finishes

Crown Positions:

  • 1 – Manual winding
  • 2- Quick adjustment of the date, quick adjustment of the GMT hand
  • 3 – Time setting, hacked seconds

Removing the crown and stem:

With the crown in time setting position, gently place a 1mm screw driver in the setting lever slot to press the detent button. Do not use tweezers unless you want to risk messing up the setting lever.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for a the SW330-2 were found online for around $330.00 USD.

Caliber confusion!

Some SW330-1 main plates are still being used up despite being fitted with the new upgraded parts found on the SW330-2. If you have a transition movement like this, it will have a plus sign (+) near the Sellita logo and caliber number. Please comment below if you have a watch like this.

Sellita Sw330 1 2+

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