With the end of patents for majority of mechanical ETA movements the market has started to see a greater number of alternative clone movements based in designs now over 40 years old.
One of such movements is the Seagull ST2130 Automatic movement based in the ETA 2824-2 movement and with majority of its parts interchangeable with the ETA 2824-2, Sellita SW200 and Hangzhou 6300 movements.
Tianjin Seagull is one of worlds biggest watch movement manufacturers and has expanded its market considerably in the last years occupying nowadays a position that used to belong to ETA in the past as supplier of ebauche and watch movements to many players in the industry.
Seagull has managed to capture part of the Swiss mechanical movements market being one of the suppliers of Valanvron for mechanical watch movements based in patent expired ETA designs mainly the VAL24, VAL36 and VAL92 movements together with Hangzhou. Valanvron purchases ebauches from this companies and refines those in Switzerland with over 50% of value of movement added in Switzerland (as can be found on wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made#The_50.25_Rule_for_Swiss_Made_watches)
Technical design of the Seagull ST2130 alternative clone movement for the ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200 movements:
The finish of the Seagull ST2130 can be found usually in two distinct types: gilt finish (golden colored) or nickel finish (silver colored) with perlage finish.
Technical characteristics of the Seagull ST2130 movement – clone of ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200 movement:
|Type of movement||Automatic movement|
|Date Wheel||Yes (usual setup – date wheel at 3 o’clock with white disc, black font)|
|Number of jewels||26|
|Power Reserve||Approximately 40 hours|
|BPH (Frequency per Hour)||28 800 bph or 4Hz|
|Shock Absorver||Novodiac Type|
Both the Seagull ST2130 and Hangzhou 6300 movements are direct replacements of the ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200 movements.
You can buy directly from us factory fresh Seagull ST2130 Automatic Movements ( ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200 Clone Movement) and other watch movements