The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 1106 movements from 169 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. 832 movements are described in own, mostly very detailled articles.
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Recent additions

20.11.2022
Sonceboz ?
Sonceboz ?

Yet another, well executed, 12 3/4 movement, which cannot be identified.

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13.11.2022
Certina 19-10
Certina 19-10

Like all early Certina movements, this tiny windup movement with decentral seconds indication also impresses by its high quality execution.

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06.11.2022
Orient 55740
Orient 55740

One of the smallest japanese selfwinding movements for ladies' watches.

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30.10.2022
Blum 10 3/4
Blum 10 3/4

This is high quality lever movement,only marked with "38.6".

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23.10.2022
Felsa 700
Felsa 700

Felsa only made two ladies' selfwinding calibers, this is the second one of that rare species.

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16.10.2022
Lip R100
Lip R100

With a diameter of only 13mm, it is one of the smallest movements, and it is photo shy

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About the movement archive

In the past, especially between 1930 and 1980 more than 10.000 different movements were made, some in a million copies. The advent of the quartz watch in the 1970 terminated that impressive series, and the greatest part of those movements has not existed for a long time.

The movement archive on 17jewels.info should counteract further oblivion and show how diverse mechanical movements once were.

Of course it can never hole the complete stock of all movement ever made, yet almost every week, new movements are archived and shown more or less detailed. Currently, more than 1106 different movements found their way into the archive and are at at least virtually accessible to posterity.

You can directly access the movement by the “movements” menu.

Besides the movements there are other pages, which complement the topic “mechanical watches”, such as a collection of Timex watches, some loose articles in the magazine, a few documents and some workbench related articles.

The archive lives from permanently acquiring yet unarchived movements, to catalogue and put them online. Who wants to support it with a small dontion, can get a “supporters” page as thanks.

Have fun exploring the world of mechanical movements!