WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

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WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

Postby TemerityB » May 23rd 2017, 11:26am

I had never heard of this site before, but while referencing a Hamilton watch, I found this site's chart that has this reference page for movements for most major brands. The nice thing about it is that is references the base calibers as part of the information.
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Re: WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

Postby foghorn » May 23rd 2017, 11:30am

That's awesome. Good sleuthin'!!!

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Re: WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

Postby BigCheez » May 23rd 2017, 1:42pm

A very cool resource, TB!

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Re: WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » May 23rd 2017, 4:20pm

It is a really good resource indeed- especially useful when a manufacturer assigns their own calibre number to a generic movement (to make the fact of it being a generic movement less obvious- almost as if that fact was something to conceal!). They usually have the tech specs fairly well detailed (often more detailed than on the watch manufacturer's website).

One time that I found it disappointing, was when they either helped Omega in putting up a smokescreen, or fell for a red herring in a truly spectacular way. Before this year's Baselworld, they published an entry for the new Speedmaster 60th anniversary limited edition. Long story short, they have listed it as bearing the nickname "Panda", which already got some people giddy (at least the WUS Omega forum got all too excited). Well, obviously, no panda-dialed Speedy was released. That said, creating an entry for a watch before it was actually released, that was a bit of a cock-up.
One other thing is that they don't see the Unitas in Maurice Lacroix "manufacture" movements.

Then again, I've found their info useful more than often, and I do consider them a credible resource.
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Re: WatchBase: Caliber Reference Chart

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