Gallery of Unknown Watch Movements

This time I don’t have any interesting technical information about movements to offer, but ask my readers for help in identifying watch movements.

I have not yet been able to identify the movements shown below and would therefore be grateful for any information. Specifically, I am looking for the manufacturer, a caliber designation of the manufacturer (if available) and ideally an indication of where this information comes from (source).

If you can clearly identify a movement here, it will be added to the Uhrforum Watch Movements Archiv, with your name if you like.

Let’s go!

Movement 1

9´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Dial: Eterna

Movement 1
Movement 2

16 ½´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Very similar to Buser/Frenca Cal. 15 with 18”’ and Buser Model No. 1 in SOGC (Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce), registration No. 17331 of 1909.

Movement 2
Movement 3

8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Similarity with Felsa 107.
The Paulson shows a Hora 80 (Hora = predecessor of Cortebert).
The hallmark could stand for H85, but so far there is no evidence that a Hora 85 exists.

Movement 3
Movement 4

16´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 4
Movement 5

12 ¼´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Barrel with Maltese cross stop-work.

Movement 5
Movement 6

8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Both Movemente are technically identical and differ only in the bridge shape.
On the dial it says REMAS: Brand of D.C.H. Van Hattum; Netherlands; watches; around 1920 -> nothing else to find.
No reference to Swiss Made -> possibly French?

Movement 6
Movement 7

18´´´, Cylinder escapement, early crown winding (before 1900).

Movement 7
Movement 8

18 ¾´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Dial: Union Horlogère

Movement 8
Movement 9

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement, negative winding.
CRITERION = possibly trade mark of Achille Hirsch.

Movement 9
Movement 10

11 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Presumably FHF.

Movement 10
Movement 11

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Swiss patent 51828 on barrel bridge is from 1910 and belongs to Phenix -> Movement similar to Phenix 779.

Movement 11
Movement 12

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement. Barrel with Maltese cross stop-work.
Dial: Union Horlogère.
Movement presumably FHF.

Movement 12
Movement 13

5 ¼ x 9 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Dial: Eterna
Movement Eterna or possibly Agassiz (very similar to Movement SOGC, no. 31945 of 1920).

Movement 13
Movement 14

13 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Movement presumably FHF.

Movement 14
Movement 15

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Movement by FHF, setting lever spring very similar to caliber 2126.
Could be the Savonnette (hunter) version of the Model 517 in the SOGC, No. 42584 from 1928.

Movement 15
Movement 16

19´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 16
Movement 17

6 ¾ x 8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Bridge side labeled: 7 J, SINGAPORE, 80A.

Movement 17
Movement 18

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
SWISS.

Movement 18
Movement 19

12 ¼´´´, Cylinder escapement. Wolf teeth gearing on crown and ratchet wheel.
Probably LeCoultre 2. Unfortunately, I could not find a comparison picture of the dial side of a definitely identified LeCoultre 2 so far.
Dial side labeled with: L. FERNIER &… BESANCO…

Movement 19
LeCoultre 2
9´´´ – 13´´´
Movement 20

16´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 20
Movement 21

6 ½ x 8 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement. Many parts made of plastic.
Inscription on bridge side:
APHEL Co. Ltd., NO JEWELS, UNADJUSTED, JAPANASE PARTS, ASSEMBLED IN HONG KONG

Movement 21
Movement 22

10 ½´´´, Pin lever escapement.
SWISS MADE.

Movement 22
Movement 23

8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
FHF logo in dial side.

Movement 23
Movement 24

6 ¾ x 8 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
The dial read CEBA, Japan.

Movement 24
Movement 25

7 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement, Automatic.
Rotor labeled with: Japanese Parts

Movement 26

8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement, Automatic.

Movement 26
Movement 27

9 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Very similar to Berner-Deckelmann model no. 1913 in the SOGC, no. 24182 from 1914.

Movement 27
Movement 28

6 ¼ x 10 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 28
Movement 29

11 ¾´´´ Cylinder escapement, key winding.
Train bridge marked DEPOSE.

Movement 29
Movement 30

18´´´, Swiss lever escapement, key winding.

Movement 30
Movement 31

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Maybe predecessor of EB 213?

Movement 31
EB 213
Movement 32

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Maybe predecessor of AM 420?

Movement 32
AM 420
Movement 33

19 1/4´´´, Swiss lever escapement. swan neck fine regulation.
Dial labeled ‘SOVEREIGN WATCH FY’ (Factory).

Movement 33

Very specific click:

Movement 34

10´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Dial side marked DEPOSE. Dial with red 12 -> approx. 1915 -20.

Movement 34
Movement 35

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Plate labeled CALIBRE DEPOSE.

Movement 35
Movement 36

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Train bridge labeled SWAN -> movement possibly from Record Watch?

Movement 36
Movement 37

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
SWISS MADE. Dial with red 12 -> approx. 1915 -20.

Movement 37
Movement 38

12 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Barrel bridge labeled UH (Union Horlogère).
Except for the shape of the click, identical to Orion Watch model no. 18943 in the SOGC, registration no. 15501 from 1908.
However, the setting lever spring is almost identical to Cortébert model No. 1 of 1913 (SOGC no. 22424)! Large round clicks are also typical for Cortebert!
In the Tirette Laval catalog, the setting lever spring and other parts are listed as Orion 13”! In the Swartchild 1946 there is an Orion 12”’ with the same setting lever spring, but other bridges.

Movement 38
Movement 39

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 39
Movement 40

10 ½´´´, Pin lever escapement.
Basis Watch. Caliber possibly Asian?

Movement 40
Movement 41

13 ½´´´, Pin lever escapement.
Baumgartner, possibly predecessor or variant of the caliber 20.
In the Swartchild 1946 catalog, an almost identical Baumgartner 13”’ is listed, which has a hacking device. This variant is also listed in the 1932 SOGC as Baumgartner model no. 196 (registration no. 49064).
Also very similar to the BFG 899 13”’ (Paulson).

Movement 41
Baumgartner 13´´´
Swartchild 1946
Baumgartner 899
Paulson 1950
Movement 42

11´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Dial side labeled with AS. Caliber?

Movement 42
Movement 43

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Ratchet wheel marked ROLCO -> brand of Rolex.
Movement identical to Beguelin/Damas No. 3, 4, 9, 12 except for bridge shape.

Movement 43
Beguelin/Damas 3, 4, 9, 12 Classification Horlogère 1939
Movement 44

10 ½´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Dial side hallmarked with AS 175 in oval -> but the AS 175 looks different!
Some similarities with the AS 536.

Movement 44
Movement 45

11 ½´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Bridge labeled PROT = mark of Schild, Eterna, Racine.
Almost identical to Schild Frères model No. 109 SOGC from 1896, registration number 3611.

Movement 45
Movement 46 / 46a

11´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 46: Savonnette (hunter) variant.
Made in Switzerland.

Movement 46

Movement 46a: Lépine (open face) variant of movement 46.
Dial with red 12 -> approx. 1915 -20.

Movement 46a
Movement 47

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 47
Movement 48

11´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Swiss Made. Dial with red 12 -> approx. 1915 -20.

Movement 48
Movement 49

8 ¾´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 49
Movement 50

18´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 50
Movement 51

19 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Maltese cross stop-work on barrel, swan neck fine regulation.

Movement 51
Movement 52

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 52
Movement 53

10 ¾´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Maybe FHF?

Movement 54

18´´´, Swiss lever escapement. Probably around 1880 – 90.
Basis = FHF. Caliber number?

Movement 1: Chopard LUC

Movement 54 FHF / Chopard LUC

Movement 2: H. Thièbaud, Fleurier

Movement 54 FHF / Tièbaud
Movement 55

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Barrel bridge labeled E. I. in triangle: not listed.
Maybe FHF?

Movement 55
Movement 56

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 56
Movement 57 / 57a

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Presumably FHF. Caliber?

57:
Dial side labeled N. R. Fränkel Frankfurt a/M.
Plate marked NRF.

Movement 57

57a:
Almost identical to movement 57.

Movement 58

22´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
FHF, as inscribed under the barrel bridge with FHF logo (arrow with apple).
Movement hallmarked with picture of a temple = Henry Levy, Biel.
Movement widely identical with FHF model no. 280 in the SOGC of 01/17/1903 (registration no. 9262). This one is probably a predecessor of it.

Movement 58
Movement 59

20´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Pretty certain Gallet / Electa. The hallmarked logo was not identified according to mikrolisk.de, but was found on a Gallet & Co. pocket watch movement.
Very similar to Gallet Model No. 3 in the 1908 SOGC (registration number 15782).

Movement 59
Movement 60

10´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 60
Movement 61

6 ¾ x 8 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Movement marked Orient. Caliber?

Movement 61
Movement 62

6 ¾ x 8 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Movement marked Orient. Caliber?

Movement 62
Movement 63

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Possibly Helios/Perfecta (Flume 1912), because of identical cover plate for hand setting wheels.

Movement 63
Movement 64

19 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Fragment of a chronograph.
Described in the Swiss patent CH21709 by Guinand from 1900.

Movement 64
Movement 65

10 ½´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Ratchet wheel labeled WELTA.

Movement 65
Movement 66

12´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Presumably FHF.

Movement 66
Movement 67

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 67
Movement 68

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.

Movement 68
Movement 69

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Hidden pallets. DSC hallmarked on barrel bridge = Ducommun-Sandoz & Cie.

Movement 69
Movement 70

13´´´ Cylinder escapement.
Assembled in a ladies pocket watch from Birmingham from 1881.

Movement 70
Movement 71

16´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Dial side labeled HP -> manufacturer = Parrenin, caliber?
Crown wheel bridge and dial inscribed with La Solidarité Horlogère Besançon.

Movement 71
Movement 72

14´´´, Cylinder escapement, Maltese cross stop-work on barrel.
Plate hallmarked with G. T in oval -> maker = Revue / Thommen.

Movement 72
Movement 73

11 ½´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Movement hallmarked with Medana in oval.

Movement 73
Movement 74

18 ¼´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Very similar to the Brandt & frères model No. 18 H. M. in the SOGC from 1892 (registration number 375). But the movement there has an extra bridge over crown and ratchet wheel, so it seems to be older than this one here.

Movement 74
Movement 75

18´´´, Cylinder escapement.
Movement marked with FHF logo (arrow with apple) on plate under barrel bridge. Barrel bridge marked PRECIOSA (brand used by several manufacturers).

Movement 76

11´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Dial side marked HP (= Parrenin). Like Parrenin S, but other bridges and small second. Dial with red 12 -> approx. 1915 -20.

Movement 76
Movement 77

18´´´, Swiss lever escapement.
Maybe a predecessor or successor of the AS 220.

Movement 77
AS 220 [source: La Classification Horlogère 1936]
Movement 78

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 78
Movement 79

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 79
Movement 80

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement. Unknown logo (butterfly in circle).

Movement 80
Movement 81

19´´´, Swiss lever escapement.

Movement 81

6 thoughts on “Gallery of Unknown Watch Movements”

    1. Thanks again Chris!
      What a find! Yes, they are pretty similar. But I doubt that these movements were manufactured by Record Watch. Record movements I know so far are complettly different. But who knows…

    1. You are right, no. 77 looks pretty similar to an AS 220. But the dial sides are quite a bit different. Maybe a predecessor successor of the AS 220…

  1. Hello
    Timepiece no. 51 is probably an Alex Hüning.
    I have the same timepiece in my collection.
    Kind regards.
    Chris Keller.

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