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Raymond Weil Movements

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Hi all

I have just purchased a new Raymond Weil Ladies Tango (ref 5971-STP-00915) for the dear wife.

It's a Quartz movement, but RW's official website doesn't quote anything other than "quartz".

I have a few of questions:

1) As a newbie, can someone explain why some manufacturers quote additional stuff, i.e a Ladies Omega SM indicates a Quartz movement "Omega 1424 precision quartz movement......"

2) Is there a posting/sticky on this forum that details or catalogues watch movements, or a recommended book?

3) Does anyone have any specific details about the movement in the RW? (more out of curiosity)

Any help would be appreciated.

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The only way to tell would be to take the back off and get the movement number, it is probably a press-on back so you might need a case press to get it back on!

Have tried contacting RW?

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RW used to used rebranded ETA movements made by the Swatch Group. If you get in touch with them they should be able to tell you whats inside

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RW used to used rebranded ETA movements made by the Swatch Group. If you get in touch with them they should be able to tell you whats inside

Thanks all - I will give them a call/email.

As for any recommended texts/resources does anyone have any recommendations?

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RW used to used rebranded ETA movements made by the Swatch Group. If you get in touch with them they should be able to tell you whats inside

Thanks all - I will give them a call/email.

As for any recommended texts/resources does anyone have any recommendations?

You can try this for starters: http://www.eta.ch/

Also do a Google search for - Ranfft watches movements - he has an excellent archive of movements both old and new

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Raymond Weil definately use ETA movements in their high end watches i know that as I have had a few.

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Raymond Weil definately use ETA movements in their high end watches i know that as I have had a few.

Thanks chaps - still doing the research, taking some time though. I have also emailed Raymond Weil but not sure how responsive they may be in providing the requested movement details.

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