ETA 2783

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ETA 2783


The ETA 2783, which debuted around 1974, is a direct relative of the caliber family of the ETA 2824.

The biggest difference between them is in the escapement works: The 2783 beats only with 21600 instead of 28800 A/h and does not use an ETAChron fine regulator.

ETA 2783: simpler finish without long regulator arm

simpler finish without long regulator arm

According to the desired version, the hairspring length is regulated either by a long regulator arm or directly on the hairspring.

ETA 2783: movement view without oscillating weight

movement view without oscillating weight

As usual on ETA movements of that time, a click wheel changing mechanism is used; the rotor of the ETA 2783 is, unlike to that of the ETA 2824, only axle and not ball-beared.

ETA 2783: selfwinding mechanism

selfwinding mechanism

The rotor drives both wheels, but the click wheel mechanism assures, that only one of both is in use, while the other one spins free. So, in whatever direction the rotor turns, the mainspring is always wound in the same direction.

ETA 2783: selfwinding mechanism, flipped over

selfwinding mechanism, flipped over

ETA selfwinding movements always wind in both directions, this was always the case, starting from the first ETA selfwinding movements in the fifties and it hasn’t changed until now.

Another feature is, that the click wheels decouple the rotor and spin very fast when the watch is hand wound. This solution does not make a very worthy appeal, but it always worked and still works reliably.

ETA 2783: movement view without selfwinding mechanism

movement view without selfwinding mechanism

The construction of the watch works is the same modern one, ETA established in the sixties:

The center second hand is directly, the minute wheel (at position “5”) indirectly driven. This construction allowes a very large balance and mainspring, achieving best precision and long duration.

ETA 2783: ETA 2783 dial side

ETA 2783 dial side

On the dial side, there’s the date indication mechanism, which advances the date in a slow manner, but can be quickset in the center crown position.

Technical data

Size:11 1/2'''
lift angle:52°
Number of jewels:25
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): Incabloc
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm / hairspring key
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
  • SCD (direct center seconds)
  • QG (date indication (aperture))
  • RDR (date corrector)
  • AUT (selfwinding)
Production period:1974 - ????
References: Flume: K3N1 -

Usage gallery

ETA 2783: Tiara of Switzerland gents watch

Tiara of Switzerland gents watch