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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'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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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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Ok, here I am:

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A french verge watch, circa 1800, anonymous (makers name lost under decoration)

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An english cylinder fusee watch, hallmarks for London 1814, from Duddell & Co., London

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An english high-quality verge watch (with fusee), diamond endstone, by Richard Athow (and R. Brown).

Hallmarks for London 1816. Low serial number 129 !

Details about these watches will follow the next days/weeks...

Andreas

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Ok, here are some more movements:

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A chronograph pocket watch, on the movement is the swiss patent number 359, that is for an optimized minute counter of chronographs by Adolphe Lugrin, 1891.

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An Illinois Watch Co. pocket watch with the Getty-movement from 1905.

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A smaller pocket watch from Julius Grossmann with a diamond end stone and english lever escapement.

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A pocket watch with a jumping(!) central second hand from Louis Eugene Favre, german patent number 154250 for the spring second mechanism, a repair project at the moment.

Andreas

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Here are a couple of movements you probably wont see everyday:

Luch 2350 quartz (circa mid-2000's)

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Strikingly similar to the Raketa R2350, but without all the jewels, by the looks of it

National Semiconductor WM09 750 LED (circa 1970's)

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USA components with module assembly in Thailand, used by the UK-based Trafalgar Watch Co. in watches with Swiss-made cases.

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