Do you know what type of movement is in your automatic watch? The watch movement is the heart of the watch and is also sometimes referred to as caliber in the watch descriptions for many companies.
Why is this important to know? It is common knowledge that “in-house” movements by well-known companies occupy a distinctive segment of the market. However, the reality is that there is little difference in Swiss-made movements used in the quality watches priced in the mid-luxury segment. This is because most automatic watch movements are sourced from industry leader ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (ETA).
Many watch companies (including Trouvaille Watches) look to house ETA's top mechanical movements. The choice for chronographs is caliber ETA 7750, which is widely regarded as being one of the best chronograph calibers available. Caliber ETA 2824-2, described as a well rounded workhorse was built for traditional watches.
It's interesting to note, these same companies prefer to give the movement its own special name or serial number versus using its original name. Nonetheless, the prices of watches using these movements vary significantly across brands. Check out the links below for more information about these movements and to find out what may be ticking in your watch.