The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 1031 movements from 166 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. 781 movements are described in own, mostly very detailled articles.
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Recent additions

19.09.2021
Agat 4295A
Agat 4295A

The most popular russian stopwatch movement is still in production

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16.09.2021
FHF 150
FHF 150

On of the earlier FHF wristwatch movements, which was available in different versions.

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12.09.2021
Wostok 2604
Wostok 2604

This early russian windup movement has got a weekday indication, but does not display the date.

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29.08.2021
Parrenin 2641D
Parrenin 2641D

One of the last pin lever movements, which were still made in the 1980s, with French origin but made in Hong Kong.

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25.07.2021
UMF 24-30
UMF 24-30

The base caliber of the most popular caliber series ever, the east german UMF caliber 24, can only display minutes and hours.

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18.07.2021
AS 1525
AS 1525

A flat and popular windup movement from the 1960s.

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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 1031 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!