The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 1002 movements from 163 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. 763 movements are described in own, mostly very detailled articles.
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Recent additions

28.02.2021
Felsa 790
Felsa 790

One of the rarer to find selfwinding movements from Felsa

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21.02.2021
DuRoWe 275
DuRoWe 275

An early form movement from the 1940s

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14.02.2021
Buser 140
Buser 140

This rare movement has got a really odd gear train

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07.02.2021
Freco 9 3/4
Freco 9 3/4

A 100% certain identification of this movement is not possible, it is a Freco 9 3/4, probably also known as "Freco B".

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31.01.2021
Ronda 7115
Ronda 7115

The construction and execution of this pin lever movement reminds of those of Timex movements.

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24.01.2021
Seiko 2101
Seiko 2101

This form movement is probably the first selfwinding movement for ladies' watches from Seiko.

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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 1002 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!