The company ETA was originally founded by Eterna and belongs thereby to the so-called Swatch Group. It takes place here the production of watch movements for various watch manufacturers on the market. The offers are thereby very various. From the simplest version to the luxury model, everything is available here. It is mainly the great design and high product quality that guarantees a long life and thus makes these products so extremely popular.
Before this company decided to produce its own, calibers were purchased from third-party suppliers. These movements are always about the very high quality of the extra class. Only a few of the available calibers are therefore built into smaller, inexpensive watches. One can speak here in any case of a real craftsmanship. Through the production of these movements, a piece of the analog age lives on in the future. Strictly speaking, one could always read the time from digital devices. But if you love your watch and also don’t want to rely on a simple model, you will certainly opt for a variant that preferably uses movements from the house of ETA. Possible errors are already prevented here in meticulous manual work. Not without reason, ETA may be considered the market leader in this field.
The ETA 2824 model – attractive and powerful
The so-called 2824 series has been produced since 1982 and is one of the most popular models due to its unprecedented performance. Good quality doesn’t have to be expensive, because the ETA 2824 is made of very inexpensive materials, which are also very easy to get.
Due to the extremely great success, this model was imitated again and again, especially by manufacturers in Switzerland. Quite famous in this regard is the model in the form of SW200, which is also in great demand.
ETA 2892 – modern luxury quality of the extra class
The ETA 2892 model is particularly similar to the ETA 2824 and is also very widely used. However, the type of construction chosen here is a little flatter. This model is mainly used for complication watches or for flagship model series in the mid-range and high-end price segments. Models of the ETA 2892 type are always very compact, and yet are enhanced with simple program wheels and cadratures.
ETA 2892-A2 – a sensible and energetic development
The ETA 2892-A2 watch movement has been used for many decades and has since enjoyed a particularly high popularity. Particularly expensive watch models, such as the Breitling or Omega are equipped in this way. This is an automatic movement, which has a balance frequency of 28,800 A/h. It also consists of 21 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours.
ETA 7750 convinces all along the line
This miracle of technology is not modular like the model ETA 2892, but is a real chronograph caliber. Already since 1973, this high-quality manufacture serves many watch models as an important basis, which guarantees excellent quality. This movement is also known as the so-called Valjoux 7750. Valjoux is now a permanent part of the Swatch Group. This model is available in numerous versions.
Not only a chronograph function offers the ETA 7750, but also a display for the respective day of the week including date. If you decide for the model 7751, you can also read the month and moon phase. The ETA 7750 is one of the most reliable watch movements. It is mainly used in watches with a retail value of over 1,000 €.
On the market, however, there is also a decorated version of the ETA 7750. The so-called IWC caliber 79320 is mainly used in pilot watches. However, it can also be found in smaller wristwatches.
The advantages of ETA movements
ETA movements are a real masterpiece and are lovingly handcrafted with precision. First of all, every buyer who supports this manufacture keeps a piece of history alive, because digitization is of course advancing all the time, making it difficult for the classic watchmaking craft to survive. However, ETA is successful above all because it always succeeds in further developing production and adding many important functions to the movements that meet today’s requirements.
Today, people may not simply want to read the time from their wristwatch, but also to take advantage of many other benefits. If you go jogging, you want to be able to read your achievements. Here, parameters such as breathing rate, pulse, individual steps and distance covered can be particularly important information. High-quality watches must also be manufactured for pilots and divers. Here, this manufacture does the correct groundwork.
The movements from the house ETA are built in many high-quality watches, which mark a special design. So it is not only a matter of excellent technical quality, but also of combining it with an appealing watch.
In the end, one stone fits on the other. If you want to buy a watch that has many high-quality technical features, it should usually also have a great visual appearance.
Today it is often no longer worthwhile to have a watch repaired. The thought of throwing away in constant connection with a new acquisition is also with jewelry and especially with watches quite widespread.
If one decides however for a watch, which was equipped with a clockwork from the house ETA, a repair can be quite still worthwhile itself. The reason for this is that you can easily get cheap spare parts. One profits here thus in the full extent from very good achievements.
In addition, one can also live a little sustainability, because the longer one wears a watch, the less often one also needs a new model and thus also produces significantly less waste. This concept can therefore be seen as holistic and also extremely valuable.
Are there also possible disadvantages?
Actually, no disadvantages can be identified, because a movement from this company is simply great, and to the full extent. The only disadvantage could be that the production is quite expensive and therefore the price of a watch equipped with such a movement tends to increase. But quality has its price.
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