What Is Swiss ETA Movement?

The Swiss company ETA is one of the most venerable manufacturers of watch movements in all of Switzerland, which has a sterling reputation when it comes to making watches. ETA designs and manufactures quartz watches as well as automatic-winding and hand-wound ebauches and movements. ETA is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group, Ltd.

ETA first opened its doors in 1856, but some of the technology in its products goes all the way back to 1793. ETA movements today appear in watches throughout the vast majority of Swatch Group products, as well as in those of some competitors who purchase the movements. As of 2014, ETA has grown to become the biggest manufacturer of watch movements in Switzerland, controlling production and supply of these parts.

The ETA 2824-2 is one of the most popular movements. With 25 jewels, this automatic-winding movement comes in four grades: Standard, Elaborated, Top and Chronometer. As one goes up the line in terms of quality, the movement adjustments happen more frequently, meaning that the watch has less inaccuracy each day.

The ETA 2892 is the most upscale of the basic movements that ETA offers, and it dates back to the 1970s. With top quality components, it has become one of the most popular choices in watch manufacturing.