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Old 08-24-2014, 01:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rockhound View Post
I thought the movement sounded familiar - a quick search brought up links to info about Fossil's Swiss line of watches, as they also use the same STP1-11 movement (which also makes sense given Fossil's ownership of Zodiac).

A press release shows that Fossil purchased STP Swiss Technology Production in 2012.

Apparently the STP1-11 is very similar to the ETA 2824, but manufacturer specs claim 6 hours greater power reserve and the use of an extra jewel (26 total). Certain components may be Swatch-sourced according to a discussion of this movement I found elsewhere.
Thanks so much for the info about this RH ! Had thought it was a new version of the old Claro Semag CL888, but this sounds cool here. Thanks again !

Am liking how the watch mixes a few different styles in one. Looks like a watch you could go on an adventure with, or go anywhere with really.

Thanks for the opinions on this one everyone !
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