What are the different tpes of movement and how do they rank
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    What are the different tpes of movement and how do they rank

    I just started to take an interested in watches and I keep hearing about what watches have what movement and I always wondered what that meant and how to they rank. I hear or see terms like ETA with numbers, COSC, and something that starts with a V? Is there an article I could read that would teach me the different movements and what they mean?

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    don't be a ranker


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    Re: What are the different tpes of movement and how do they rank

    Movement tiers?......Interesting.......
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    Movement tiers?......Interesting.......
    I vote No tiers !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gagnello View Post
    Movement tiers?......
    Just when you thought it was safe to browse a watch forum...


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    Re: What are the different tpes of movement and how do they rank

    There are six basic types of watch movement that have been used in the past 50 years.
    1. Spring powered hand wound balance wheel timed.
    2. Spring powered rotor wound balance wheel timed.
    3. Battery powered quartz timed.
    4. Solar cell powered quartz timed.
    5. Battery powered tuning fork timed.
    6. Battery powered electric balance wheel tiimed.

    The last two have not been produced since the 1970's but are widely collected. Of the others number 3 dominates the current market for watches. Some collectors favor 1 and 2. There are arguably other subtypes and small production movements but those are the movement types you will most likely encounter.
    Last edited by John MS; June 25th, 2013 at 19:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by little big feather View Post
    I vote No tiers !!
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    Don't cry...
    That is an awesome "Swiss Made" Miyota movement right there.
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