CRC 860

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CRC 860


Here’s a movement of unknown origin. On the dial of the watch, named Emromatic, it was marked with 17 Jewels.

But as often, the inner parts look completly different: The watch contained that pin lever movement, without shock protection and with an interesting decoration. To say something good about it, it is a very rugged movement, and still runs very strong, despite the heavily bent(!) dial and lots of dust inside.

CRC 860: CRC 860 dial side

CRC 860 dial side

The biggest surprise was beyond the dial: There was a plate floating around, which contained two jewels and had no function at all! You can see the plate on the picture below, it normally resides on the movement plate on position “4”.

With that, it was easy to reach the magic number of seventeen jewels, but due to the performance of these watch, which was lower as expected, the customers were driven away fast.

Technical data

Size:10 1/2'''
Number of jewels:17
Escapement:Pin lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, large driving wheel
  • mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
  • SCD (direct center seconds)
References: Flume: K3 -

Caliber Family
CRC 860

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