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    Watches w/ in-house movements?

    Is there a list of watch brands with completely inhouse movements?

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    I don't know if there is a list, but here are some I know of:

    Patek
    Rolex
    Jaeger LeCoultre
    Panerai (I think they have one model now)
    IWC (Big Pilot, etc., not all models at this time)
    Zenith
    Vacheron-Constantin
    A Lange & Sohne
    Glashutte
    Chopard
    Girard-Perregaux
    Piaget
    Audemars Piguet
    Parmigiani

    I in no way am saying this is all of them, but they are some of the better known ones I know of.

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    Also Seiko, Citizen, Orient and Poljot! B-)

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    Vostok

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    In-house movements are overrated. A well well tuned ETA, I'll be happy
    with one. I've seen some real crappy, poorly tuned in-house that make
    you barf; like BP.

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    Re: Watches w/ in-house movements?

    Luch, Zarja, Molnija, Zlatoust (if your wrist can take it :-D)...


    And then there's the People's Republic ...

    Sea-Gull, Shanghai, Guizhou (Nanning), Xihu (Hangzhou), Beijing/BWF (including hand-made double-tourbillon). I think both Liaoning and Liaocheng have their own house brands.


    Meanwhile, back in Russia: Chaika closed only a year ago, but there should be plenty of new ones around. Raketa are still available NOS on ebay, but they seem to have stopped movement manufacturing (a pity that I love the sound of a good Raketa).

    Is the North Korean Peony Mountain still in production? That was an in-house design.

    I guess you're only talking about mechanical movements? Otherwise the list gets a whole lot bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    In-house movements are overrated. A well well tuned ETA, I'll be happy
    with one. I've seen some real crappy, poorly tuned in-house that make
    you barf; like BP.
    I'm rather unhappy with the ETA in my watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hohne View Post
    I don't know if there is a list, but here are some I know of:

    Patek
    Rolex
    Jaeger LeCoultre
    Panerai (I think they have one model now)
    IWC (Big Pilot, etc., not all models at this time)
    Zenith
    Vacheron-Constantin
    A Lange & Sohne
    Glashutte
    Chopard
    Girard-Perregaux
    Piaget
    Audemars Piguet
    Parmigiani

    I in no way am saying this is all of them, but they are some of the better known ones I know of.

    Chris
    If it only takes having one in house movement in there then certainly Omega should be considered with the Speedy's movement not to mention their 33XX series chronograph.

    Though I would agree with a poster below, I would easily take a well finished ETA (IWC, Omega Co Axial)over a minimally finished in house (eg. Rolex) any day.

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    What makes a Rolex minimally finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    In-house movements are overrated. A well well tuned ETA, I'll be happy
    with one. I've seen some real crappy, poorly tuned in-house that make
    you barf; like BP.
    Yep - agree.
    Talking about Rolex (Aegler movement)- there is also Beyeler & Cie SA, Boninchi SA and so on that make components for Rolex. Does it mean - in house???
    On most "cheap" models - I have found out that the base is often ETA or something else. I mean cheap when the watch is below £5,000 (s/s and with no diamonds).

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