The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 950 movements from 162 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

29.11.2020
Seiko 63A = Allwyn A6300
Seiko 63A = Allwyn A6300

A simple Seiko windup movement was remounted from Allwys in India and got the name Allwyn A6300

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22.11.2020
Uwersi 47/11 CLD
Uwersi 47/11 CLD

One of the most often used movement with a date indication by a pointer

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15.11.2020
Asco 375
Asco 375

Before stepping motors were state-of-the-art on quartz movement, there were many experiments with different technologies, so for example with moving coil movements, similar to the "electric" movements …

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08.11.2020
MST 323
MST 323

This movement was still available in the 1940ies, even though it was technically obsolete.

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01.11.2020
PUW 80
PUW 80

A common tonneau movement with a nominal size of 6 3/4 lignes.

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25.10.2020
PUW 803
PUW 803

This is the top version in terms of functionality from the final windup movement in ladies' watch size by the PUW

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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 950 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!