Watch Movements


Watch movements are the brain and heart of a watch. Some work mechanically and others through a combination of electronic and mechanical parts. Once, many movements were mechanical and repaired by horologists and watchmakers with parts that we supply. Now, with the availability of low cost and good quality electronic watch movements, many watchmakers started to retrofit watches: they would replace mechanical watch movements with the new quartz watch movements. Movements can be fit into just about any watch, and Esslinger has the exact movements to replace many popular brand name watch movements with a minimum of effort.

Watch movements are incredibly small and are oftentimes quite delicate. You should always handle them carefully to avoid damaging the small parts. If you are going to be changing watch movements, it is recommended that you get some sort of training, or start out working on watches that are not valuable. Replacing watch movements requires careful handling of the movement and lots of practice. We have all the parts you need to help make retrofitting watch movements easier like: movement holders, watch dial spots, and stem extenders, to fit many common watch movement models.