There are 2 different movements used in most of the Swiss Replicas being sold. One movement is the REAL SWISS Eta Movement and the other is the Chinese version (copy) of the Swiss Eta Movement.
Generic (COPY) Swiss Version of the Eta Movement
The generic version is actually a Chinese Copy of the Swiss Movement and usually has 21 jewels.. It costs less and it's actually a very good movement. Feels the same, acts the same and operates almost exactly like the Real Swiss Movement. When dealers buy these watches, they are told they are Swiss Movements and therefore they are being sold to others and told they are Swiss Movements and then being sold as Grade 1 Swiss, but the FACT is, they are not REAL SWISS MOVEMENTS. Most of the sellers on the web do not really know or they don't want you to know the movement they have in their watches is generic. We work with wholesalers everyday and most of the wholesalers we deal with do not understand or know the difference. They insist "it's a Swiss Movement" but it's actually not.
THE FACT IS - THE SPECS OF THE COPY ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE SPECS OF THE REAL SWISS ETA MOVEMENT
QUESTION - Is the movement good ? ANSWER - it's a good movement for the price. It's smooth, accurate and should last. We rate it as a GOOD Movement
What it boils down to is this
If you pay for a SWISS MOVEMENT , You should get A REAL SWISS
JAPAN GRADE WATCHES
NO SUCH THING - Many sites tell you its "Japan Grade" they are not made in Japan, its simply a WORD TO MAKE YOU THINK ITS BETTER QUALITY - They are still made in China as all the others. Japan automatic movement in your Rolex ?? NOT A CHANCE ! Its a Chinnse movement ! Same goes with "Italian Made Rolex" NO WAY, its a Chinese made watch too!
Could it be these sites are just giving you BULL ? or Do they not really know ??
REAL SWISS Eta 2836 Movement
We use Real Swiss Eta 2671 in Ladies Size
The Real Swiss Eta is simply one of the best movements on the market today
ETA is the name of the Swatch-owned Swiss company that produces high quality automatic movements for all kinds of watches, including genuine Omega and Tag Heuer watches. The 2834-2 or 2836 movement is part of the ETA Mecaline series of movements, and the 25-jewel movements are able to make 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz). They all have the hacking signal found in real Rolex watches (when you set the time, the second hand stops sweeping) and they all have an extremely durable construction through over 200 years of ETA's solid reputation. As a matter of fact, ETA has recently just produced the 200 millionth movement for Swatch alone. High quality parts, strict testing standards and total control of quality make this The perfect movement for those that want the BEST!
These movements simply the finest in the world.
You can expect a lifetime of operation from this movement.
The Real Swiss Eta 2386 and Ladies Eta 2671 are automatic self winding / manual wind movement Features a shock resistant Incabloc
Anti-magnetic, ball bearing winding rotor
The 25-jewel movements are able to make 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).
The same output as the actual Rolex HOURLY output
All operations on the 2386-25 are per genuine Rolex Models
Swiss Valjoux 7750 or Copy 7750
The Real Swiss 7750 is very hard to get and expensive ($700) All of the Swiss Grade Daytona's and other replicas using a 7750 movement are actually using an Asian Copy of the 7750 movement. This is not bad! The Asian copies are actually a VERY VERY GOOD MOVEMENT however if your Replica Seller modifies the movement for the seconds to operate at the 6 o'clock position, you may be in trouble. The 7750 movement was desighed for the seconds to operate at 9, not the 6 subdial postion. To modify the movement, 11 gears have to be added and the standard 7750 movement was not designed for that stress. Once the movement has been modified, you have a walking TIME BOMB, a movement that will not last long, it will not be smooth and to be honest, it's JUNK. Some people worry about someone looking at their Daytona and thinking its a Fake because the seconds are moving at 9 instead of 6 , How many people do you know that know that? We can sell you a modified movement, but at Watch Cartel, we don't give you BS about this, we tell you like it is, THE TRUTH