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800 Swiss ETA Movements Stolen From Watchmaker In Porrentruy

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Thieves took a a cache of Buran-signed 800 ETA movements from a watchmaker in Porrentruy, Switzerland. They included some 2824-2 and 7750 movements. The 7750s are used in chronographs.

ETA movements are become increasingly more rare as the company’s owner, the Swatch Group, is cracking down on their international distribution. This cache, while small, could be work up to $800,000 depending on the quality and type of movement.

Watchmaker Torsten Nagengast is asking folks to keep an eye out for Buran-branded movements in the wild.