I have honestly never cared in the least about the movement. Out of sight, out of mind.
that's been bothering me too...these older shorter power reserves. i feel like the power reserve average is going up.To me, a quality movement is very important, but I don't mind repeating movements if the watches themselves are different enough.
Hell, if every single one of my watches had a Blancpain/Fredric Piguet 1315 movement, I'd be in heaven.
The problem with ETA 2824s/SW200s isn't that they're common, but they're fairly outdated as far as movement tech goes. I can't really be bothered with 38 hour power reserves anymore - especially when Swatch Group's in-house movements for their entry-level brands are mostly 80 hours, and very accurate.