ETA 1190

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ETA 1190


The form movement ETA 1190 (which might also be the caliber 1090; since the marks are missing, it cannot be identified for sure) is a very unusual midsize caliber, which is pretty rare to find, probably due to its unusual size.

On its construction, this movement is pretty equal to other contemporary ETA movement, such as the ETA 1301. Because of its directly driven center second hand, it builds rather high.

There’s no shock protection for the nickel screw balance, and since there are also no cap jewels, this movement contains the familiar number of fifteen jewels.

On the dial side, there’s a yoke winding system, which was ususal for ETA.

ETA 1190: ETA 1190 dial side

ETA 1190 dial side

Technical data

Size:8 1/2 x 9 1/2'''
Number of jewels:15
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Counterclockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel
  • center minute wheel
  • mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:3 hole(s)
  • SCD (direct center seconds)
References: Flume: 1949 I 28

Usage gallery

ETA 1190: Silvana gents watch

Silvana gents watch