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Movements, what to look for or run away from in a +/_ €500,- range?

I'm looking for quite some time now for a new watch in the €500,- range.
And I was wondering what are the movements to look for or run away from.
There are good Swiss ETA movements out there but there are also good Japanese Miyota movements.
But I would like to know which are good and reliable and which are not worth any money?

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Re: Movements, what to look for or run away from in a +/_ €500,- range?

If you can get a 2892 in a decent execution that would no-doubt be the best movement in terms of visual appeal, refinement and accuracy. If you don't mind power reserves/retrograde days/pointer dates/other such things then the Seiko 6R2x series with upped beat rate and extra decoration are good choices as well. You won't get guaranteed accuracy, but on all accounts they do a great job anyway. I've never owned one of the new Miyota 9015s but I hear good things about it. I'd have to live with it first to see what i make of the uni-directional winding. I find too that the third-party version lacks some visual excitement, whereas the 9010 that Citizen use themselves has much more for the eyes to feast on.
 

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Re: Movements, what to look for or run away from in a +/_ €500,- range?

The Miyota 9015 is excellent, the 8215 not so much but not a deal breaker under $300

Taking into account that I prefer 28,800 bps and hacking/hand winding, My personal movement ranking for Affordables:

Soprod A-10>ETA 2824>Sellita SW220>Miyota 9015> Sea-Gull-ST2130>NH35>Orient......

A-10 Soprod inside the 5517

 
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