Bezel is glossy. Also just noticed the lume marker on the bezel at noon is a pearl thing rather than the flat dot of white.
Is the dial color on the previous version a dark navy blue? Unless it's just the lighting. On mine it's black.
You're correct, not good at all.The AD said they can still get the older version from Glycine so that's encouraging at least.
Although new issue. How accurate is the movement suppose to be? I timed it for 24 hours dial up and this morning it's now 19 seconds fast... that's no bueno.
The timing issue could be as simple as the watch having become magnetized somewhere along the supply chain. Demagnetizing may bring the timing back to a more reasonable figure.You're correct, not good at all.
The daily maximum variation for your watch (I believe it's an elabore grade 2824-2) is +/-20 seconds a day, and the movement is adjusted in 3 positions to an average daily variance of +/- 7 seconds. Dial up is one of the three positions (along with crown at 6H and crown at 9H) that is adjusted. With maximum variation between positions limited to +/-15 seconds/day, there is no way for your watch to achieve accuracy both within the +/-7 seconds a day spec and also limit variation between positions to 15 seconds/day.
I would exchange the watch or get a refund.
The chart below (or similar) can be found across a number of sites if you google something like "ETA 2824-2 movement specs." I believe it was (and potentially still is) available off of ETA.ch, but I am unable to locate it currently.The timing issue could be as simple as the watch having become magnetized somewhere along the supply chain. Demagnetizing may bring the timing back to a more reasonable figure.
Given that a chronometer rated watch is allowed a tolerance of +6/-4, a tolerance of +7/-7 seems rather tight for an ordinary non-chronometer certificated watch. Where do you find this specification?
Thank you. I too went to ETA.ch expecting to find the information there. It appears that the ETA web site has changed. I am not surprised. ETA, effective at the end of 2015, no longer sells parts and complete movements through watch material suppliers. Any ETA movement parts would need to come from the brands using the ETA movements. Since almost every Swiss brand now has restrictive parts policies (Glycine included), servicing modern watches with ETA movements for independent watchmakers will become difficult to impossible as existing stocks of ETA parts run out.The chart below (or similar) can be found across a number of sites if you google something like "ETA 2824-2 movement specs." I believe it was (and potentially still is) available off of ETA.ch, but I am unable to locate it currently.
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As a recent example of this info being quoted, here is a ablogtowatch article stating the same information.
Haldor Abissi Watch: 'Swiss-Made' For Under €800