The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 841 movements from 145 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

10.11.2019
Chaika 1600
Chaika 1600

One of the smallest windup movements from the USSR was the Chaika 1600 with a diameter of only 16mm.

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01.11.2019
Thiel Lola
Thiel Lola

An early pin lever movement from Ruhla, Germany, here in its updated version.

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28.10.2019
Arogno 45
Arogno 45

A movement, which promises more, than it can hold, is called a dazzler. The Arogno 45 falls into this category.

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19.10.2019
Oris 90P
Oris 90P

Rugged pin lever movement in Roskopf construction were popular for a long time. The Oris 90P is one of them.

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13.10.2019
Junghans J80 (680.70)
Junghans J80 (680.70)

Das Kaliber J80 was one of the earliest Junghans inhouse movement. Here, its first version is shown.

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06.10.2019
Desa 321
Desa 321

A 13 ligne pin lever movement of Roskopf type from Switzerland

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About the movement archive

In the past, especially between 1930 and 1970 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 841 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!