Entry movement (external movement)
2500 Big Three Needle Movement
OMEGA’s original coaxial movement started in 2500. After this movements, it is a stable version of the movement.
2500 is a modified version of OMEGA’s movement on the ETA 2892-A2. The main changes are the modification of the structure of the winding part, the change of the balance to no card, the internal escapement to the coaxial escapement, and of course the vibration frequency. Also adjusted to 25200VPH. This large three-needle movement is mainly used in the DE VILLE series of 35 mm Constellation series, elegant men’s watches, elegant women’s watches, elegant butterfly dance and elegant Dewdrop models.
The Omega replica watch with 2,500 movements is priced at around 28,000, but on some channels and discounts, the actual price will be very good. The price of the big-name watches you can buy at this price is limited. There is a highlight of the coaxial movement. The OMEGA2500 movement watch has a price advantage. After all, Tudor’s self-produced movement watch has more than 20,000 watches.
On the basis of 2500, OMEGA also extended other movement models, such as the 2507 movement, which is one of them, applied to OMEGA 007 Bond, the automatic turret has 007 logos, also based on 2500 coaxial machine core.
Expect for the common models, timing is one of the complex function that every brand pay high attention to. In addition to their own timing movement, Omega also makes the use of large amount entry-level revised chronograph movement by other company. Among them, the most common is the 3330 timing movement. This is a three-eye automatic winding chronograph movement, which is from ETA A08.L01, moreover, it is also massively used in Longines. However what is different in OMEGA, it is a coaxial escapement automatic chronograph movement, so it is not the ETA movements in the full sense. This movement is used in Speedmaster MARK Ⅱchronograph、Speedmaster racing chronograph、Speedmaster ladies chronograph as well as the Rio 2016 Olympic Special Chronograph.
Compared to the previous models, OMEGA’s truly classic chronograph movement is not 1861. Its predecessor was the 861. It was based on the Lemania 1873. It was originally mounted on the OMEGA Speedmaster replica watch on the moon, thus the OMEGA Speedmaster moon. The representative movement of the watch, it is a classic manual winding chronograph movement, widely used in the OMEGA Speedmaster series, especially the moon watch, the moon commemorative watch and the racing table, space table, Seamaster replica chronograph, etc. Due to its historical heritage and classic design, it is often used in some retro, engraved, commemorative watches, and many are limited editions, and it is also a chronograph category that OMEGA is worth buying.
8500 Once the three-needle main movement
OMEGA has purchased coaxial escapement technology in the last century. After a long trial, in 2007 OMEGA launched a new self-made coaxial movement 8500 and 8501. This means that OMEGA truly has the strength to compete with several other competing brands, and OMEGA has re-emerged with a brilliant period with its coaxial technology.
The 8500 calibre was once the main movement of the OMEGA three-needle watch, which was used by Seamaster, DE VILLE, Seamaster and Constellation. By the 17th year, OMEGA has launched the 8500 calibre, and the 8500 has a higher-tech alternative, but it is undeniable that the 8500 has an indelible contribution to OMEGA.
On the basis of the same structure as the 8500, OMEGA has, of course, extended many versions, including the 8400 without calendar; used in ladies watches, especially Ladymatic, Constellation women, 8520/8521 in Seamaster AT models; manual winding Versions 8511, 8511 are mainly used in the DE VILLE series, all of which are precious metal cases. They are OMEGA’s very classic style replica watches, plus manual winding, which makes it more gentlemanly, obviously, OMEGA is extremely advanced. Series. Of course, the most important is the 8508, jointly developed by ETA, OMEGA team, ASULAB, Nivarox Far, can resist the magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, is the watch with the strongest anti-magnetic ability at that time, shocked the world, today, 15,000 Gauss, has become OMEGA Standard configuration with METAS certification.
Then as the basic movement of the 8500, of course, its complex version – 8602, this is a coaxial movement loaded with the week function, the application of the same movement of the 8500, and has a silicon hairspring. GMT is a feature that OMEGA often carries, especially in the Seamaster series. This feature is very common. The old version of the SeamasterGMT watch is equipped with an 8500-based 8605 calibre. It is worth noting that the 8605 and 8601 are only the difference between a number, but not the inheritance relationship, but two completely different movements.
In the past ten years, the use of silicon materials has become more and more frequent in watches. OMEGA is not the first brand to apply silicon materials to the movement, but it may be the most used brand because it is now the full range of the production of movement, almost all use silicon hairspring. Then 8800 can be considered as the transition product of the 8500 transitions to the latest generation of movement 8900. Compared with the 8500 barrel, the 8800 has been reduced to one, and it is equipped with a silicon spring. The anti-magnetic capacity is 15,000 gauss. It is tested according to the METAS standard, but this version is not too long.
Launched in 2015, the 8900 was first introduced in the Zumba series. It is the new generation of three-needle basic movements launched after OMEGA established the METAS standard. I don’t want to say anything about it. It has the certification of the Coaxial Observatory. The anti-magnetic ability is first-class, using the latest technological achievements, coaxial escapement, silicon hairspring, is the replacement movement of the 8500 movements. How is it different from the 8800? The difference between them is already obvious. The road has been different. The power has increased by 5 hours. Because of the double barrel, the number of stones has increased by four. It can be understood as a mature product of 8508, mass production version. The 8508 of that year was a test conceptual movement.
The 8900 movements are added to the 8900 to replace the 8601 movements. With the GMT function, it is the 8906 movement, which is used to replace the 8605. Today, the old and new movements have basically completed the replacement.
9300 is the first product of OMEGA to consolidate its leading position in luxury brands. The 9300 calibre has an integrated timing system instead of the simple 8500 plus timing module, which is clearly different from the non-self-produced chronograph. The 3 o’clock position of the dial is a 60-minute and 12-hours cumulative timer. This is just a difference and analogy with the 12-point placement timer in the country.
These are some of the mainstream movement types currently used by OMEGA. Of course, OMEGA’s movements are much more than these, but they are basically based on these movements, or based on the development of extended versions. For example, the steel OMEGA and the precious metal OMEGA, in order to reflect the different sense of luxury, the precious metal automatic gyro and balance splint will use K gold, even the OMEGA patented Sedna gold, then the number will be different. For example, 8901 is the precious metal version of the 8900. According to the laws of these movements, we can basically judge whether it is new or old, based on the appearance of each watch, or the movement.