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I prefer the STP 1-11 over the ETA 2824-2 for the following reasons:
very nicely finished
movement markings better executed than on the ETA
jewelled barrel bridge
So what we have here is an improved classic with the performance we are used to, and added longevity. What’s not to like?
This is a huge deal, at least if Fossil can make enough: ETA has choked supply, I hear that Miyota 9015 and Sellita and Soprod A-10 are all hard to get, so a new entrant that's better than the ETA would be just wonderful.