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    Question Newbie Here, Question about movements

    Hello all,
    New to the world of watches, and I have a question about the movements.

    Please don't flame me if this has been discussed at length, but the search option returned too vague a set to search through.

    I remember seeing somewhere before a link to the swiss definitions for Swiss Made, etc.. I remember going there, but couldn't find my answer.

    I know Invicta's have been criticized before, but mine have "Swiss Parts Movement". From what I remember, that is not an "official" swiss term.. but was wondering if someone could shed some light on what exactly it meant. Again, I am new here, and just getting a lot of these terms and such down.

    Thanks all, and have a wonderful day.
    Mark
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    Re: Newbie Here, Question about movements

    Quote Originally Posted by Krafticus View Post
    Hello all,
    New to the world of watches, and I have a question about the movements.

    Please don't flame me if this has been discussed at length, but the search option returned too vague a set to search through.

    I remember seeing somewhere before a link to the swiss definitions for Swiss Made, etc.. I remember going there, but couldn't find my answer.

    I know Invicta's have been criticized before, but mine have "Swiss Parts Movement". From what I remember, that is not an "official" swiss term.. but was wondering if someone could shed some light on what exactly it meant. Again, I am new here, and just getting a lot of these terms and such down.

    Thanks all, and have a wonderful day.
    Definition: www.fhs.ch (http://www.fhs.ch/en/swissm.php)

    Swiss parts means that (some) parts made in Switzerland are used (no legal term though).

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    Re: Newbie Here, Question about movements

    Welcome--

    Here you go---Please click on the link for an illustration.

    http://www.fhs.ch/en/swissm.php

    A Swiss watch movement
    As we have seen, to be Swiss, a watch must use a Swiss movement. According to Section 2 OSM, a movement is considered to be Swiss if:
    • it has been assembled in Switzerland;
    • it has been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland; and
    • the components of Swiss manufacture account for at least 50 percent of the total value, without taking into account the cost of assembly.
    If the movement fulfills these conditions, but the watch is not assembled in Switzerland, the "Swiss" indication may be affixed to one of the components of the movement. On the outside of the watch, may then only appear the "mouvement suisse" or "Swiss movement" indication. Section 3 § 3 OSM requires that the word "movement" appear in full, and be written in the same type-face, of identical size and colour, as the word "Swiss".

    JR

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    Re: Newbie Here, Question about movements

    Thank you very much for your detailed answer. So much to learn, and not enough time.
    Mark
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    Automatics
    Accutron Gemini Chronograph (26C01)
    Invicta Pro Diver (2299)
    Orient Sporty Automatic
    Uhr-Kraft GMT (Had to have , it has my last name on it!)

    Quartz
    Invicta II Remo Elite Chronograph (4203)
    Invicta Pro Diver (5017).... "the Costco Watch"
    Invicta Retrograde Russian Diver

    .... and maybe one day...
    IWC Portuguese Chrono-Automatic.....

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    Re: Newbie Here, Question about movements

    The quick answer is, unless its says "Swiss Made" and under $500 its probobly made in China....

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    Re: Newbie Here, Question about movements

    Quote Originally Posted by aliasrichmond View Post
    The quick answer is, unless its says "Swiss Made" and under $500 its probobly made in China....
    WHAT? what are you talking about? false information is better off not being posted. really dont post unless you absolutely know what you are talking about.

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