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Soprod Caliber C125 Gmt

Soprod Caliber C125

Soprod Caliber C125

BrandSoprod
Caliber NumberC125
Movement TypeAutomatic
Lignes11.5”’
Diameter
25.60mm
Height4.10mm
Jewels
25
Power Reserve42 hours
Vibrations Per Hour28,800 bph
Shock SystemIncabloc
Hacking SecondsYes
Winding DirectionBidirectional
FeaturesHours, minutes, central seconds, independent GMT hand, date
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known ModelsOak and Oscar Sandford, Hager GMT Traveler, Mercer Goods Nomad GMT

The Soprod caliber C125 automatic movement pictured above and below is from an Oak and Oscar Sandford watch.

Soprod is a division of the Festina group.

According to John who submitted this movement, he says:

Difficult to find a lot of information on it. Oak & Oscar claims to be the sole user of the movement, and it could very well be true.

He also mentioned that the caliber C125 may have been based on the Soprod C105 or developed with Seiko 4L. If you have more information on this, please let the community know below.

When asked about the quality of this movement for daily wear, mrvarmint on Reddit says this:

Roughly equivalent to ETA 2893-2, exact same size, so it will be the ebauche found in a lot of formerly-ETA-supplied budget GMTs. Has a few extra jewels, not sure where though.

Function, fortunately or unfortunately, is the same as ETA 2893-2 with quick-set 24H hand rather than quick-set local time (as on a “true” GMT), because the GMT module is built on what would be the day module.

No complaints of Soprod, some anecdotal advantages in the manual winding works, biggest concern is that they’re relatively untested, but I wouldn’t be opposed to buying one for myself

Gallery:

Soprod Caliber C125 Oak Oscar

Additional Resources:

Caliber submited by John Massi

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Barney
Barney
• 2 years ago

I’ve been waiting for someone to post a Soprod movement. I just learned about them recently but there isn’t a lot of information on the Net. Is this based on an ETA movement? What would be a better alternative to ETA, a Soprod like this or the Selitta?

John Massi
John Massi
• 2 years ago

Selitta is a direct replacement / clone of ETA. The reason – from what I’ve gathered – is that ETA will limit sales to Swiss companies only. Oak & Oscar never intended their watches to be “affordable” and chose to pursue a certain level and style for the watches. According to this page, Soprod will build movements to order (http://soprod.com/recherche-developpement/) so the C125 may literally have been built for O&O and then released to other… Read more »

John Massi
John Massi
• 2 years ago

Ah, here is the review that mentions the C125 is exclusive to Oak & Oscar.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/oak-and-oscar-sandford-gmt

Pete Mora
Pete Mora
• 1 year ago

Another horseshit Hodinkee article. This caliber is not exclusive to Oak & Oscar by any means. https://www.hagerwatches.com/gmt-specs/

Mark K.
Mark K.
• 1 year ago

And I’ve been loving my Hager GMT “Stormtrooper.” It’s my main go-to watch for daily wear and traveling. The thing keeps amazing time.

Mazh
Mazh
• 2 years ago

I like the start cutouts in the oscillator.

Jack
Jack
• 2 years ago

Hager Watches say they use the SOPROD C125 Automatic movement in their GMT watch. Here is the link:

Francis Jacquerye
Francis Jacquerye
• 1 year ago

The base movement is the Soprod M100 (formerly A10) with a 0.5 mm thick dual-time module added on top, raising the stem height from 1.5 mm to 2.0 mm and the movement thickness from 3.6 mm to 4.1 mm.

The C125 has been showcased by Soprod as early as 2013. Oak & Oscar was established in 2015, at least two years after Soprod was advertising this movement.

Bryan
Bryan
• 9 months ago

The Oak & Oscar Sandford appears to be discontinued, but Hager now uses the C125 in their GMT Traveler.

Christian Champion
Christian Champion
• 5 months ago

Ocean Crawler Watches is releasing a Core GMT “True Diver” Bezel model on December 17th. Limited to only 200 units. It uses the latest SORPOD C125, 60 ATM, Helium release valve and more.

jasoB
jasoB
• 5 months ago

The brand Ocean Crawler uses this movement too. Mine has been reliable.

D
D
• 3 months ago

As others have noted, from the A10 calibre, which is based on the Seiko 4L25 movement, design licensed to Soprod.

Paul
Paul
• 3 months ago

Grovana’s Revue Thommen GMT is using this movement. Most of the advertising for the watch still lists ETA 2893-2 as the movement. A look through the case back shows the 25 jewel movement. The ETA 2893 is 21 jewels. The Soprod A10 is also being offered in some Steinhart watches such as the Ocean One Premium 500 titanium since ETA is selling only to the Swatch group.

Henry
Henry
• 15 days ago

It’s possible my JS Watch Co. 101 has a Soprod C125 … JS Watch reports that it is either an “ETA or a Soprod” and it is definitely not an ETA. It may be an different Soprod model, however.

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