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    Originally posted by carlosl View Post

    Is the A2824 movement considered reliable?

    Also, does this movement have any limitations on when you are able to change the date without fear of damaging the movement?

    Thanks in advance!
    It's not really a case of whether the movement is reliable. If you handed the parts of an Asian clone 2824 to an accomplished watchmaker in sterile conditions then the movement, like most of the Asian clones, it would likely function pretty well - there are few 'weak points' like used to be the case with the earlier 3135 cloves and Asian 7750 - but the assembly is the big question mark.

    Most of the issues with movements are down to poor assembly.

    One positive about the a2824 is it is not only fully interchangeable with the Swiss 2824, but you can switch it out for the swisss completely with no required amendments, as I did with all of my 2824 devices over time. I even had a Swiss 2824 converted to low beat with swiss parts -no issues at all.

    Regarding the date change, it's just good practice to change between the safe hours regardless of the movement.


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      Btw, the buyer that was looking for the a2892 version - I can understand why. It's just a nicer movement generally and the clone is also pretty good. It's still subject to the same issues of being assembled in a dirty factory but a good 2892 is the baseline movement for many gen movements- both IWC and Omega have used it - so I would be of the same mindset


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        Originally posted by ssouthall6 View Post

        It's not really a case of whether the movement is reliable. If you handed the parts of an Asian clone 2824 to an accomplished watchmaker in sterile conditions then the movement, like most of the Asian clones, it would likely function pretty well - there are few 'weak points' like used to be the case with the earlier 3135 cloves and Asian 7750 - but the assembly is the big question mark.

        Most of the issues with movements are down to poor assembly.

        One positive about the a2824 is it is not only fully interchangeable with the Swiss 2824, but you can switch it out for the swisss completely with no required amendments, as I did with all of my 2824 devices over time. I even had a Swiss 2824 converted to low beat with swiss parts -no issues at all.

        Regarding the date change, it's just good practice to change between the safe hours regardless of the movement.


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        This is a very helpful post.

        Regarding the date change, I have never heard of such concerns before. But I have been mostly focused on the Rolex sphere.

        Is the "safe date change" procedure specific to the Asian clone a2824 movement? Or does is this best practice for a Gen as well?

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          Originally posted by carlosl View Post

          This is a very helpful post.

          Regarding the date change, I have never heard of such concerns before. But I have been mostly focused on the Rolex sphere.

          Is the "safe date change" procedure specific to the Asian clone a2824 movement? Or does is this best practice for a Gen as well?
          Unless it's a 3135 it's an issue for most quickset movements, rep or gen, due to the prolonged disengagement of the gears


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            A question for who has this beautiful watch: is it true that the movement noise is pretty loud? Thanks in advance.
            Last edited by resynee; 15-01-21, 10:43.

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              Originally posted by resynee View Post
              A question for who has this beautiful watch: is it true that the movement noise is pretty loud? Thanks in advance.
              Its as loud as the rest of a2824 movements. You can hear it a bit louder .... I think its because the Case is smaller and not so robust. I have a few GENs with an ETA 2824 / 2836 in Chrono grade and they make the same amount of noise.
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                Originally posted by Time_Wizard View Post

                It was AF factory as this thread is about his watch. The AF has an A2824 movement.
                Any TD can source this watch for you!
                Post #1 of this thread seems to indicate the AF has a A2892 movement (I can't read Chinese but the numbers are there in the gen vs rep movement photos) and post #13 also states his AF has a A2892. I can't get a message into my TD due to CNY still to confirm, but can anyone confirm or deny that the AF Portofino in fact has a A2824? It seems about halfway through this thread everyone started talking about the A2824 instead of the A2892, although I might be getting a little confused here with all the back and forth between MKS/AF comparisons...

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                  Originally posted by anarchos View Post

                  Post #1 of this thread seems to indicate the AF has a A2892 movement (I can't read Chinese but the numbers are there in the gen vs rep movement photos) and post #13 also states his AF has a A2892. I can't get a message into my TD due to CNY still to confirm, but can anyone confirm or deny that the AF Portofino in fact has a A2824? It seems about halfway through this thread everyone started talking about the A2824 instead of the A2892, although I might be getting a little confused here with all the back and forth between MKS/AF comparisons...
                  AFAIK its a 2824
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