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Which movement do you recommend to practice with?

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For the duration of Level 2 and the latter part of Level 1, we use the Unitas 6498 movement for illustrating the points in the lessons.

This is technically a pocket watch movement and a very basic watch to get started with.

However, the Swiss model of this movement is actually quite expensive and so you may wish to consider purchasing the Chinese clone which is available from many places worldwide.

In the U.K. You may find the movement listed on the CousinsUK.com website under the code: CHI3620M

On eBay, search for Unitas 6498 clone or Seagull 3620

Our answer to this question...


  • I’m thinking about signing up for the course(s); What movement should I have on had to start lesson 1? i currently have an old Endura 1/5 pocket watch that I’m about to take apart but I would like to have what you’ll show us in part 1. Thanks.

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      Kindly refer to the article above for the information regarding the movement we use as an example during the latter part of Level 1 and Level 2. Thank you.

  • German Rodriguez

    If I already got the one with the code CHI3620M, will I have any trouble? Because in the website it says that that one is a replica of the 6497 not the 6498 and I just realised that now.

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