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    Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Hi All,

    I would be grateful for some recommendations of watches which make use of this highly regarded ETA movement. Having acquired a Sinn 103 A SA, with a Valjoux 7750 movement, which I really pleased with, I thought that I would turn my attention to this one.

    What sparked my interest was a google search, which through up the following review:

    http://www.chronometrie.com/eta2892/eta2892.html

    I suppose that I am looking for a number of price-point options for possible entry, at the relatively inexpensive end I have identified an Accutron Gemini and a Hamilton Jazzmaster slim - I quite like the latest Jazzmaster, with small seconds, I am not at all sure about the styling on the Accutron however!

    Any suggestions along the pricing spectrum, either relatively new, or indeed a model that has been out some time, would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Lomax

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Off the top of my head, four options are:-

    Omega Seamaster Pro (non-co-axial/GMT models all use a modified 2892 with 2 added jewels)
    IWC Aquatimer (All non-chrono models as far as I am aware apart from the vintage re-issue)
    Baume & Mercier - Capeland XXL
    Victorinox Dive Master Mech 500

    There's probably loads more but the above are quite popular models IMO.

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Tudor Heritage Chronograph as well, although it does have the piggyback DD on it. :)

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gomers
    Off the top of my head, four options are:-

    Omega Seamaster Pro (non-co-axial/GMT models all use a modified 2892 with 2 added jewels)
    IWC Aquatimer (All non-chrono models as far as I am aware apart from the vintage re-issue)
    Baume & Mercier - Capeland XXL
    Victorinox Dive Master Mech 500

    There's probably loads more but the above are quite popular models IMO.
    I think that covers the main ones in a nutshell. Add to that the hardy perennial Hamilton Navy GMT (unmodded 2892 with a quickset 24h hand complication), or for more expense, the Breitling Colt GMT with finishing and slight mods, or more still, the IWC Mark XVI with several custom-made parts. Various Longines Grandes Classiques use it, as do lot of dressier brands like Chopard, Ebel and Bulgari have it because it's a bit thinner.

    Versions of it can often be found in watches with complications like GMT (2893), 3-6-9 chrono (2894), small seconds (2895), big date (2896) and power reserve (2897).
    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Ulysse Nardin and Epos use the 2892.

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Dubey & Schaldenbrand use this movement in their Aerodyn range. They decorate the movement in-house, and in some cases piggyback complications on, like the second time-zone subdial on the Duo. I happen to have one that I would be prepared to 'release' ... :wink:
    http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259 ... C_7622.jpg

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    Wempe Zeitmeister.

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    "pre-Bond" (c1986-93) 368.1051 Omega Seamaster chronometers have this movement in the guise of the Omega cal. 1111




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    Omega Dynamic Date (1990's).

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Doesn't the prs3 use this movement?

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    My Longines WWW uses the Longines L615, based on the ETA 2895/2 which is the ETA 2892/2 with sub seconds.


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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Just had a look, no the PRS-3 uses an ETA 2824-2.

    Thanks for all the feedback/suggestions, they certainly provide food for thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen
    Doesn't the prs3 use this movement?

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomax99
    Just had a look, no the PRS-3 uses an ETA 2824-2.
    Timefactors' Sewills watches use the 2895 (small-sec 2892), if I recall, with chronometer preparation.
    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    PRS-30, Vanguard.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    When ?

    Pete


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    PRS-30, Vanguard.

    Eddie

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptcoll
    When ?

    Pete


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    PRS-30, Vanguard.

    Eddie
    When chapman billies leave the street,
    And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Quote Originally Posted by ptcoll
    When ?

    Pete


    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    PRS-30, Vanguard.

    Eddie
    When chapman billies leave the street,
    And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;

    Eddie
    Ah, a definite date. However, will the price be above twa pund?

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    Re: Watches using an ETA 2892-A2 Movement?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    PRS-30, Vanguard.

    Eddie
    Heh hey :D

    I thought the PRS-30 was shelved indefinitely. But then, "indefinitely" suggests un-shelving at some point. Even then, I was guess an ETA 649x would make its way in there.
    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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