The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 1046 movements from 166 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. 801 movements are described in own, mostly very detailled articles.
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Recent additions

23.01.2022
Certina 19-30
Certina 19-30

A tiny windup movement with decentral seconds indication from the late 1950s.

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16.01.2022
AS 1759
AS 1759

Well made is this windup movement, which bases on the AS 1526.

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09.01.2022
Cyma 3
Cyma 3

Probably one of the earliest ladies' watch movements from Cyma, also named "Alpina 755"

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02.01.2022
Peseux 170
Peseux 170

As usual for Peseux, this movement, too, is of a high quality

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26.12.2021
DuRoWe 1055
DuRoWe 1055

A rather early DuRoWe windup movement with center seconds indication

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19.12.2021
Favre-Leuba 270
Favre-Leuba 270

This very flat windup movement with two mainspring barrels dates from the 1960s.

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About the movement archive

In the past, especially between 1930 and 1980 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 1046 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!