The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 816 movements from 145 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

16.12.2018
Eterna 82
Eterna 82

This high quality 10 1/2 ligne manual wind movement dates from 1927

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09.12.2018
Langendorf 1054
Langendorf 1054

On this beautiful movement, marked as "Lonville 1004" some detective work was neccessiary to find out its true origin.

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02.12.2018
MST 431
MST 431

With a diameter of only 7 lignes (~16mm) is this movement one of the smallest mechanical movements

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25.11.2018
Miyota 6T15
Miyota 6T15

The ladies' watch size selfwinding movement, which is still in production

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17.11.2018
Duke 402
Duke 402

A rare and simple pin lever movement from a very unknown manufacturer

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10.11.2018
ESA 9181
ESA 9181

The first ESA/ETA quartz movement, made in the early 1970ies

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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 816 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!