From Grenchen, Switzerland, and ETA, SA:
Wow. That is impressive. More then the Explorer? The PO ? Mine was my SM1040 until I went and dunked for too long and now its with the watchmaker.If this movement is anything like the 2824 in my custom beater (the most accurate watch in my collection), I will be very pleased.
OK, here is my new beater diver. My orthopedist ordered me into the pool for some aquatic therapy so I'll be wearing this one:
with a Chinese "Glidelock" oyster bracelet:
I love the sterile dial and case of my first 2824 custom and saw this case along with dial, hands, and bezel listed on the Sales Corner by a sponsor. The new 2824-2 movement with date wheel showed up on eBay at a good price. It is authentic Swiss ETA. I needed a bracelet and went back to the Sales Corner source for the Chinese "Glidelock" oyster. WR is 500ft. The machining is not up to Omega or Rolex standards but for ~$200, I'm not complaining.
My major objection to the Rolex Sub has been all the knock-offs and look-alikes. If I were going to spend that kind of money, I did not want to see what I was wearing on every wrist. This little watch has sterile dial, case, and bracelet without pretending to be anything else but what it is - anonymous.
I may make a couple of changes, perhaps sword hands and brushed PCLs, but I'm going to enjoy it as is for a while.
BTW, I have a new dial and set of sword hands ordered for the other custom 2824. The original tritium is fading so luminova will improve the night time glow.