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Old 03-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have never owned a Movado watch before, but am looking at getting a Movado Museum watch, Automatic movement.

Does anyone have experience with Movado's automatic movements? Are these good, high quality watches? They retail for 1K +, but some seem critical of Movado in comparison to watchmakers such as Omega.
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I have had great experience with the Movado auto chrono I owned. I can't speak to the modified 2 hand they use in the Museum but I am sure its a good quality ETA that has been modified a little to remove the second hand. The don't make they own movements like Omega but the quality of the ETA's they use is good.IfI were getting a Museum I would probably get a quartz since you can't see the second hand anyway.There is great heratige in the past Movado movements. They for a while used Zenith El Primero's in their Datron.
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they are great i have the movadoSE Extreme Model: 0606290 and its my favorite watch in my collection
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The extreme is a beautiful piece, but I'm pretty sure the outlets would have something similar, and in a lower price range. I recently passed by the Orlando ones and I saw a few good options in leather strap and stainles steel.
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My Movado Museum Automatic finally arrived. Stunningly beautiful watch, that feels very nice on the wrist. I admire it everyday.

I just wonder if there's a way to find out what kind of movement is in it?
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I'm pretty sure they use an ETA 2892.

I was at Ben Bridge at the Mall of America and they had the newer watch with carbon fiber dials and case side inserts. The clear case back had a rotor shaped like that of the ETA 2892.

This is the nicest Movado I have seen. There were two versions, one had black CF and black rubber strap and the other had silver CF inserts. very nice watches.
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It is definitely an ETA 2892. I also wonder if anyone else here has experience with automatic watches running a bit fast?

My former automatic watch (a Swatch) always ran fast, sometimes up to 10-15mins faster than the right time.

My newly-acquired Movado is also running fast, but only by a few minutes. Is this just a characteristic of automatic watches? I wear it all day, take it off at night, don't wear in the shower, and don't do any physical labor either. I have a desk job.

Of course, I bought the watch because I appreciate it as a work of art and love the mechanical workings of it, and understand that accuracy is often a compromise. Its just that I also recently read about the accuracy of the ETA 2982 movement, and see that word entering the discussion of mechanical watches as well.
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It is definitely an ETA 2892. I also wonder if anyone else here has experience with automatic watches running a bit fast?

My former automatic watch (a Swatch) always ran fast, sometimes up to 10-15mins faster than the right time.

My newly-acquired Movado is also running fast, but only by a few minutes. Is this just a characteristic of automatic watches? I wear it all day, take it off at night, don't wear in the shower, and don't do any physical labor either. I have a desk job.

Of course, I bought the watch because I appreciate it as a work of art and love the mechanical workings of it, and understand that accuracy is often a compromise. Its just that I also recently read about the accuracy of the ETA 2982 movement, and see that word entering the discussion of mechanical watches as well.
The specs on the 2892 are anywhere from 4 to 20 seconds a day.

Do you leave it close to something with a magnetic field. Sometimes that can cause it to speed up dramatically.

If not you probably have to get it regulated.
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What is the average cost for such regulation? I'm not aware of leaving it near magnetic fields, but maybe my computer generates such a field?
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What is the average cost for such regulation? I'm not aware of leaving it near magnetic fields, but maybe my computer generates such a field?
Not sure of the cost, but to de-magnetize it, they don't even have to open it up, from what I've read.

If you know someone in the computer field or who repairs TV's they probably have a degaussing coil.

Any watch repairer would have one.

Maybe someone else will chime in.
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