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Illustrated List of Manufacturers Trade Marks: This page can be useful in determining the actual maker of the watch movement. Very often dial names or even names engraved on the movement plates are no the name of the actual maker of the movement.
Illustrations and Descriptions of Mechanical Watch Movement Parts: These numbered parts illustrations and descriptions give the generally accepted industry names for the various parts of a mechanical movement. There are two pages, the "Dial Side" and the "Bridge Side". It is possible to toggle between the two pages.
Illustrations and Descriptions of Mechanical Chronograph Movement Parts: The are two basic types of chronograph movements: Pillar Wheel Type and Non-Pillar Wheel Type. There are pages with numbered illustrations of both types along with pages with descriptions corresponding to the illustration numbers. Click: Pillar Wheel or Non-Pillar Wheel
Resources for Identifying Watch Parts: This page contains a listing and description of print and web based sources for watch parts identification.