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Watch Movement - Automatic - ETA 2824-2

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Watch Movement - Automatic - ETA 2824-2

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Name ETA 2824-2
Derived ETA 2824-1 (Details)
Manufacturer ETA (Details)
Type Automatic
Jewel Count 25
Year(s) of Production 1982+
Diameter (mm) 25.6
Diameter (lignes) 11.5
Height (mm) 4.6
Frequency (vph) 28,800
Power Reserve 42
Chronometer Yes
Hacking Yes
Date Yes
Hand Winding Yes
Chronograph No
Quickset Yes

History: One workhorse of the ETA mechanical line is the ETA 2824-2. It features Hours, minutes, andcentral/sweep second hands. The date display is in a window,and is semi-instantaneous. It has a quickset-date feature, Hacking (time setting with stop-second), and a bidirectional Self-winding mechanism. It runs at a frequency of 28'800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and has 25 jewels using a ETACHRON Regulator system. It has a typical power reserve of 42 hours.

ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (commonly called ETA) is the best-known Swiss ebauche movement manufacturer. Part of the Swatch Group, ETA traces its lineage to 1793, though the name dates only to 1932.

ETA emerged as a holding company for the majority of Swiss watch movement production in the 20th century. As such, it can trace its roots to some of the earliest factories in Switzerland. In 1793, Isaac and David Benguerel, Julien and Francois Humbert-Droz founded the first factory for ebauche movements, Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF), in Fontainemelon, Canton of Neuchâtel. FHF began industrial production of watch movements in 1816, and this date is another appropriate beginning point for ETA, since FHF was absorbed into the company in 1982.

The true beginning of ETA is 1856, when Urs Schild and Dr. Joseph Girard founded an ebauche factory in Grenchen. This company would become Eterna, which was split 76 years later to become ETA. Also in Grenchen, in 1896, Adolf Schild founds the ebauche company A. Schild (AS), where the first cylinder and pin lever movements are produced.

On 27 December 1926, A. Schild AG (AS or ASSA) and Adolphe Michel SA (AMSA) of Grenchen and Fabrique d' Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF) of Fontainemelon join together to form Ebauches SA. This holding company is intended to bring order to the chaotic watch movement manufacturing industry, and it expands rapidly. Soon, Ebauches SA is the largest producer of watch movement blanks in Switzerland.

Item Links: We found: 2 different collections associated with Automatic - ETA 2824-2
Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-02 17:20:00. Last edited by gdm on 2019-06-19 09:37:28

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