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How to recognize a movement?

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Hello guys,

 

Maybe a stupid question, still have to start my 3 year corse in September, but a question that is in my mind for a long time... How do you recognize a movement brand.

Automatic or Quartz, Watch brands call it a like RR257-7 but it's for example a ETA... How can you tell what's inside so you can start finding parts?

 

Thanks for not laughing with me, and answer my question that is playing in my head. ;-)

 

Koen

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A lot of movements have the brands logos on then, but annoying not always where you can easily see them.

Just keep browsing this forum is a good place to start.

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As Tmuir says look for the logos usually under the balance along with the calibre number for example:-

as 1712-2  as being the brand 1712-2 the calibre, You will require both numbers to be able to order parts, I have enclosed two PDFs of the bestfit books, Have a browse through them the information will be useful when you start your course. In one of them there is a couple of pages of makers logos. 

bestfit_part1_(1).pdf bestfit_part2_(1).pdf

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Takes some years to recognize and learn movements . I use rannft a lot. http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk

There is usually a number or something on the movement so you can  identify it. Google the number . Even Ebay could help sometimes. 

There is other pages that have a lot of movements. Like https://17jewels.info/

 

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