The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 981 movements from 163 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

17.01.2021
FHF 909
FHF 909

FHF was never famous for their selfwinding movements including the non spectacular caliber 909

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10.01.2021
ETA 2390
ETA 2390

A pretty flat windup movement, which was made in seven digit figures.

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03.01.2021
Gruen 849
Gruen 849

In literature, this old form movement is almost competely unknown.

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27.12.2020
PUW 663S
PUW 663S

This movement from the final windup caliber series impresses with fantastic timing results

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20.12.2020
Q&Q 2670
Q&Q 2670

A very cheap and disposable movement with a plastic escapement

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13.12.2020
AHS 70
AHS 70

No less than 21 jewels are used in this otherwise simple pin lever movement.

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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 981 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!