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Stan

I Want To See Your Movements!

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Ok, get 'em out lads and lasses!

After seeing TikTok's lovely Hamilton Grade 747 I want to see some more of them. They don't have to be posh. I'm not asking for the most decorated but for the watch movements you like for whatever reason.

I'll start us off with another Hamilton, the Grade 770. It has 22 jewels and is a humble, manually wound movement with no complications. I reckon any Swiss company would have been proud to have this in its arsenal at the time? ;)

Keeps good time too. 

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I'm posting this one, not for it's beauty but for it's rugged and simple design. These Timex 21 movements never stops to amaze me - I have several 50 year old movements like this one, probably never serviced or taken care of - still ticks and keeping time

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Knut

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A topic too hard to resist. A samll selection of movements that do it for me.

First, one of the most important chronograph movements. The longines 13ZN.

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A Smiths Everest. I love the simplicity, with quality, of this one.

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Ulysse Nardin deck watch.

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Hamilton Master Navigation.

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Cheers

Foggy

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I'll go with these three examples:

Girard-Perregaux Cal. 352 Quartz

Claimed by some to be the first mass-produced/commercially available quartz movement. Also used by Le Coultre.

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Luch Cal. 3055 Electronic Balance Wheel

One of the few movements of this type made in the Soviet Union.

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First Moscow Watch Factory Kirova Automatic

I've read that this was the first Soviet-made automatic movement. Not totally sure if that's true though.

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Foggy, that Longines 13ZN is absolutely beautiful!

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This is a great thread - the movement is usually the most beautiful part of a watch so I make no apologies for wanting to show some more of mine---

Unitas ATP military watch

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Cyma WWW military watch

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Omega c.860 (derived from c.861)

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Lemania ex-Royal navy issued watch from ealry fifties -

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Some more mechanicals from my collection.

JLC MkXI military

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Elgin

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Grand Seiko

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Zenith auto chronometer

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Cheers

Foggy

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Those vintage ones do look nice. Its amazing what a tired looking case and dial can hide.

These are the only 2 movement shots I have of my watches, and its the fancy ones!

Unitas 6497 in an Revue Thommen

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Valjoux 7750 in a Longines

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Yak

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A few Chinese:

1. Tianjin ST5 (love those Sea-Gull stripes)

2. Zuanshi SM1A-K

3. STZ-1 'Chinese Standard' movement from Tianjin

4. Nanning SN-2 Zhongshan

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5. Sea-Gull ST16

6. Sea-Gull ST6D

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Mrcrowley said:

Sorry Stan. Much that you're a mate & that, I'm not dismantling my EZM2 or Explorer for you 

 

Oh, yeah.... me neither...! Id hate to think what a mess the EZM2 would make on my carpet...  Perhaps for a giggle when the battery goes I'll take it into the dodgy battery replacement guy at the local shops and see his face when it pours out all over him...then send it off to Sinn...

Actually I think I did find a movt pic somewhere on the net for the Sinn... cant seem to find it now... its an ETA 955.612... just wetter than usual...

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What a fabulous thread. 

Not to mention the quality of the pictures, works of art.

They are awesome.

I can see a mega - megapixel camera, with a quality macro facilty

on my shopping list 

Well done everyone.

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Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to contribute to this thread, I have found it facinating....

Only wish I had something out of the ordinary to photograph

Note to self - must buy interesting watches 

Toby 

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Just thought I'd add a few of mine.

Apologies for poor photo quality, but seeing as I am a member of the "No Really, I Haven`t A Clue, Club", I can't work out how to use my digital camera properly.

Seiko 6139 from 1971:

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Rado Green Horse:

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Enjoy !

This really is a cracking thread, well done for thinking it up Stan! :)

Regards

Mark

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While searching my birth year among the auctions on E**y, on a whim I bought a 1955 Russian Pobeda which has the loudest tick of any watch I have ever owned. It has a 30mm case, 15 jewels and a seconds sub-dial, and is the top picture.

This led me to buy another '55 Pobeda, the second picture. It has a 33mm case and 15 jewels and a centre seconds hand.

In the third picture I then went a bit more up-market with a Mondaine 25 Jewell Automatic sold to me by Quoll from RLT :thumbsup: The Rotor makes a unique "ratcheting" sound.

Last picture is my latest 1955, a Seamaster with a seconds sub-dial and that strong old 30mm movement.

All as old as me and twice as handsome B)

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Cheers,

Dave

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