Makers

This part of the site is organised by either the watch maker and / or the movement maker — just browse around by selecting a Maker from the Menu above.

“Makers” might be the wrong word.  There are many watch makers here who only assembled watches using bought in movements.  In the early 1970’s, ESA introduced the ESA 9162 / 9164  tuning fork movements and they were used in many watches of the period including those made by Longines, IWC, Tissot, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Titus, Certina…the list is almost endless.  Sometimes the watch maker assigned their own calibre numbers to these ESA movements but they were still ESA movements, so maybe “watch assembler” is a better phrase

There are some movement makers in the list whose names rarely appeared on any dials: ESA and Landeron for instance.  And then there are those companies that both made watches and movements: Bulova, Hamilton, LIP and Timex.

The list is not meant to be complete. It is just a list of watches that I own (or have owned). When I started my collection, I wanted to try and obtain an example of every type of electric or electronic movement; I wasn’t too concerned who made the watch or what was on the dial…and I’ve ended up with the list that you see under the Makers menu item.

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