When you decide to buy a microbrand watch , which caliber do you prefer it to have?

1. Miyota (equivalent to Seiko)

2. Seiko (equivalent to Miyota)

3. It鈥檚 new proprietary caliber.

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Seiko doesn't really have anything equivalent to the Miyota 9000 series, and I don't like either brand's lower end movements.

KristianG

Seiko doesn't really have anything equivalent to the Miyota 9000 series, and I don't like either brand's lower end movements.

Could be the Miyota 9015 vs Seiko NH35 (not exactly the same but both are their workhorses for this purpose)

alfredo

Could be the Miyota 9015 vs Seiko NH35 (not exactly the same but both are their workhorses for this purpose)

The NH35 is more like a newer 8000 series, with the lower beat rate and larger thickness. I suppose a 6L35 would be close, but it's not particularly common.

Firm none of the above. I ignore any Seiko movement at all costs short of a good design, under $400, and in many cases met the designers and owners. Where I can, I try to get a higher grade version of the 2824 or SW200.

I'll take Myiota over Seiko any day as long it's the 9000 series. It's superior over the NH series.

For microbrands I think it makes sense to go for movements that are readily available and easily serviceable in the future. That said I obviously like the highest grade possible 馃槀. These days I would put the NH34/35, Miyota 8015 and ST/Sea-Gull movements at the bottom and expect a low price as well. Followed by the Soprod, PT5000, Miyota 9000 series, Sellita 200 and Sellita 300-1 in that order.

I think the La Joux Perret G100 is an excellent Swiss movement owned by Citizen with 68 hr power reserve. A clone for the Sellita SW200 and ETA.2824-2. There are micro brands using this movement.

My only microbrand watch has a SW-300 in it. Very happy with that. I have had my eye on the Lorier Hydra which has the Miyota 9075 in it. That intrigues me.

jcwatch

I think the La Joux Perret G100 is an excellent Swiss movement owned by Citizen with 68 hr power reserve. A clone for the Sellita SW200 and ETA.2824-2. There are micro brands using this movement.

Yup. Newest Sangin is LJP powered.

solidyetti

Yup. Newest Sangin is LJP powered.

Zelos has also used it in the Spearfish, Eagle 2, and the up and coming Nova 2 which will have the LPJ D100.