Welcome to the reference site for Grail Watch! We hope you will find useful information here, and we welcome your feedback: Just leave a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
This is a reference site only. Please visit the Grail Watch blog for regular posts. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
How to Use Grail Watch Reference
Our watch movement database is currently online. Click “Movement Database” in the menu and use the filters to select a watch movement. You may then click on any detail to see all other movements that share that characteristic.
Here are some useful queries to get you started:
- All movements in our database
- Column wheel chronograph movements
- Movements with a power reserve indicator
- Movements from ETA, Rolex, or Seiko
Once the database is more complete we will also be adding the ability to query it “20 questions” style. You will be able to narrow down a watch movement based on essential characteristics to identify it. This is useful for ebauche movements, online auctions, and similar situations where the underlying movement is unknown.
About Grail Watch Reference
This site is a database of reference information. We are initially focusing on watch movements, and are building a fully cross-referenced database of mechanical watch movements. In the future we may also include other things, including perhaps watch models and companies.
We are trying to be authoritative and correct, and are relying on manufacturer information as our primary source. Most information comes from manufacturer web sites, documentation, and publications. We are also using independent research and information from third parties where manufacturer information is unavailable.
All illustrations are official manufacturer photos and are used for commentary according to the press license of each company. We are attempting to include a link back to the official manufacturer web page where possible. We are also linking to Watch Wiki, Watchbase, and other sites where appropriate.
Contribute to Grail Watch Reference
This is not currently a community or crowd-sourced database, but we welcome comments and suggestions. If there is sufficient interest we might allow others to contribute to the database or open it up to user contributions in the future. We might also open our own Wiki for additional information.
Thank you for visiting!