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Unitas Watch Movements

Watch Movements Caliber, Unitas 6497-1, Unitas 6498, Unitas 6840N

We have no knowledge about which movements might fit in certain cases.
Seek advice from or hire the services of a watchmaker adapt at swapping and re-casing movements. We do not do and have no knowledge of this kind of work and there is no reference book that we can consult with in order to answer your questions on which movement to use in a certain case. Only a watchmaker who has learn how to do this sort of work will be able to help you.


ETA 6498-1 Watch Movement, Plain Finish Plates With Novodiac Springs

These movements are now stamped ETA 6498-1. ETA owns the Unitas name and have made the Unitas movements now for almost 30 years. This is a 16.5 (36.5mm) ligne pocket watch movement that is now being sold as a wrist watch movement and has 17 jewels with Novodiac shock protection. If the crown is at 3 the subsidiary seconds will be at 6 o'clock. Hand sizes are 115/200/27, the lift angle of the balance is 44, 18,000 beats per hour. Because of its size, this is a comfortable movement for the beginning watchmaker.




ETA 6497-1 Gold Plated Engraved Skeleton w/ Blue Screws

This movement has an elegantly engraved design with blue screws. 16.5 ligne (36.6 mm), 4.5 mm thick pocket watch movement, 4.5 mm height 17 jewels, Incabloc shock protection, subsidiary seconds. Hand sizes are 115/200/27.

Pocket Watches have the Crown at 12 and small second at 6. Hour wheels are nickel plated. Beats per hour 18,000 and the lift angle of the balance is 44.

Wrist watches have the crown at 3, so all you do is turn the dial location 1/4 and wow! You now have a large wristwatch with a small second at 9.

ETA has made the Unitas movements and owned the name for many years. Now all Unitas movements are being stamped ETA.




Watch Hands 115/200 for Unitas and ETA 6497 & 6498


ETA 6498-1 Nickel Plated Movement With Special Finish and Blue Screws

16.5 ligne (36.6 mm), 4.5 mm thick pocket watch/large watch movement has 17 jewels, subsidiary second located at 6 o'clock, when stem position on dial is at 3 o'clock. Hand sizes are 115/200/27, which is hole size 1.15 mm for the minute hand, the hour is 2.0 mm and small second hand size is 0.27 mm. Nickel plated movement With never seen before special finish and blue screws. Beats per hour 18,000 and the lift angle of the balance is 44.


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Factory Signed ETA 6497-1 Movement Hammered Finish

16.5 ligne (36.6 mm), 4.5 mm thick pocket watch movement, 17 jewels, Incabloc shock protection, subsidiary seconds at 9 o'clock, when stem is at 3 o'clock. Hand sizes are 115/200/27.

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