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    I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    Should be considered HEQ status, eh?

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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    Just below the Cartier script, looks like the number "630" (I could be way off, tho'). If so, its more than likely a JLC movement.

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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    Looks like a modified ETA from the coil and crystal tube layout. Probably a 255.xxx. That's what Longines use. Cartier probably have their own horological hackshop. Watches have been part of their lineup for a long time.

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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    Quote Originally Posted by Piezo.Quartz View Post
    Looks like a modified ETA from the coil and crystal tube layout. Probably a 255.xxx. That's what Longines use. Cartier probably have their own horological hackshop. Watches have been part of their lineup for a long time.
    I do not think so... the arc shaped arrangement of the three rubies is not found on any Eta movements that I could find. I also suspect Cartier contracts out all of their watch work... Switzerland is noted for having a number of these kind of subcontractors.
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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    I think that the JLC calibre 630 is a mechaquartz movement and does not look like the Cartier movement pictured.

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    When it is not a ETA than...

    it's possible a in-house movement from the time that Cartier worked together with Ebel for there quartz movements. I think it was at the end of '80's..begin 90's.

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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    I was going out on a limb, but I still don't think its ETA. Considering Cartier's history in horology and the association of the brand with ultimate luxury, I can only see this being an JLC or GP ebauche - I was guesing on the model number, but I do know that JLC made an ultrathin model with a 63* quartz movement that was a simple time and date only watch.

    More information would be great to help resolve the mystery tho'

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    Re: I love Cartier. Who makes this modified movement?>>

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatpants View Post
    I was going out on a limb, but I still don't think its ETA. Considering Cartier's history in horology and the association of the brand with ultimate luxury, I can only see this being an JLC or GP ebauche - I was guesing on the model number, but I do know that JLC made an ultrathin model with a 63* quartz movement that was a simple time and date only watch.

    More information would be great to help resolve the mystery tho'
    That was the 603 movement, 1.5 mm thick. Anyhow, you said as much in this thread.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=99075

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