The movement archive

A large number of samples of the movement production heyday, the 20th century, is displayed here. Currenty, 942 movements from 160 manufacturers wait for your discovery, and their number steadily increases. Have fun!
 

Recent additions

05.07.2020
Sigma 65
Sigma 65

One of the numerous cylinder movements from around 1900

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28.06.2020
Uhro 60
Uhro 60

Baden-Baden in Germany was not very popular for its watchmaking industry, and so, this simple movement is a true rariety.

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21.06.2020
Tschudin 250
Tschudin 250

Tschudin is one of the long forgotten german ebauche manufacturers, which launched that movement in the late 1940ies

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14.06.2020
MST 2
MST 2

Before MST produced quality pallet lever movements, they made simple cylinder movements like this one.

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07.06.2020
ETA 1150
ETA 1150

ETA is mainly famous for producing round selfwinding movements, and so their windup form caliber 1150 is compareatively rare.

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31.05.2020
Geneva Sport 51
Geneva Sport 51

Pretty rare and not always consistently marked are the movements from Geneva Sport, like the caliber 51.

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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 942 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!