Review: STP 1-11 movement

Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby koimaster » June 7th 2017, 2:57pm

Since the Swatch Group had decided to bite its nose off to spite its face, e.g. not to supply parts and movements outside the Swatch Group, ETA has been bearing most of the brunt. From the most important movement manufacturer, it will soon be relegated to be a small company making movements for the Swatch Group only.

If I were working at ETA, I would be furious about being almost destroyed. That aside, everyone who has in the past been using ETA movements for their watches now has to look somewhere else. One of the new players in the market are STP, who are based in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, in Manno.

Carlos from the Prometheus Watch Company in Portugal is looking for an ETA replacement, and wanted me to have a look at the STP 1-11, which is a direct copy of the ETA 2824-2. As the design for the movement isn’t copyrighted any more, everyone can produce a copy. So let’s see …


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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby jaw » June 7th 2017, 3:10pm

The STP1-11 is one of the reasons I bought this Magrette.

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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby Thunder1 » June 7th 2017, 3:11pm

Good to know!!..thanx for posting it..
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby artman » June 7th 2017, 3:18pm

Cool watch Jaw!
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby JAS1125 » June 7th 2017, 4:44pm

Isn't this the movement in the new Zodiac?
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby tiktok » June 7th 2017, 5:16pm

^^^ Yes Zodiac uses this movement.
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 7th 2017, 5:18pm

JAS1125 wrote:Isn't this the movement in the new Zodiac?

Yep, Zodiac is among the companies using the STP 1-11. The movement is becoming quite popular among micro-brands and fairly obscure manufacturers.
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby Falstaff » June 7th 2017, 5:44pm

Andy Granatelli ought to sue the pants off 'em.
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby TemerityB » June 7th 2017, 7:52pm

Of course, the whole Swatch movement thing never happened, but the more movements, the merrier. I haven't tried that one yet, but if it's any good - which it appears to be - welcome aboard. It was kind of refreshing to see that extra jewel used in a way that makes sense, as opposed to adding jewels to a movement simply to tout that it has more jewels (trust me, that's happened, usually on the high end haughty stuff).
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby gerdson » June 7th 2017, 8:50pm

Very good for the market.
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby tiktok » June 7th 2017, 9:49pm

I hear they are working on a live tourbillon powered by ants
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Re: Review: STP 1-11 movement

Postby codguy » June 8th 2017, 4:39am

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That ^ is sharp!
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