The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 834 movements from 145 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

18.01.2019
Wostok 2416B
Wostok 2416B

The most popular selfwinding movement from Russia suprises in a number of details

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13.01.2019
HPP 114
HPP 114

Like most HPP movements, the "large" HPP is rare to find, too.

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06.01.2019
MST 414
MST 414

One of the best movements from the MST (Roamer)

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02.01.2019
Otero 722
Otero 722

A rather late german manual wind movement with a characteristic date indication at 6 o'clock

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28.12.2018
Ebosa 86
Ebosa 86

Low end and in good quality - The Ebosa 86 was available in different quality versions

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16.12.2018
Eterna 82
Eterna 82

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

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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 834 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!