The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 945 movements from 161 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

18.10.2020
Rego 201
Rego 201

Rego was one of the most interesting manufacturers of pin lever movements, mainly because of movements like the caliber 201, which impresses by its good execution.

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11.10.2020
Duke 402
Duke 402

A rare and simple pin lever movement from a very unknown manufacturer

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04.10.2020
Tudor 342
Tudor 342

One of the top quality form movements for ladies' watches

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27.09.2020
Dopas 131 SC
Dopas 131 SC

This movement is a Roskopf construction and was made in Schwenningen, Germany. It was also known under the label "Palmtag 131".

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20.09.2020
PUW 663
PUW 663

This windup movement with the most functions of the final series of windup movements from the german PUW.

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06.09.2020
Longines 9.35
Longines 9.35

This movement was made more than one hundred years ago.

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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 945 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!