It looks like he's worked hard to take down the ebauche and decorate the movement, which is one thing that the big boys do when they leverage an ETA movement. He hasn't done anything to modify the movement though. It's straight up ETA 2824-2 / 7750, gilded a little. Whether it's decorated or not has no appeal to me. Looking at his work, imo he needs a more refined set of tools to do the finishing work. It looks a tad rough. ...or maybe he needs a better photographer. Who am I to say, I don't give a rat's ass about finishing, and anybody can be a critic. Personally, speaking, I think the 2824-2 is pretty top notch...It's a good engine; easily capable of COSC regulation. For a one man show, he's done the right things. Personally, though, I'd go for a Ball, if I wanted a watch made in the states. IIRC they were one of the few that could make the claim...them & Kobold. To me, Ball is as close to bomb proof & reasonably priced as automatics come.