Unitas 6497 in a Victorinox Swiss Army AirBoss Watch

ETA/Unitas Caliber 6497

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Unitas 6497 in a Victorinox Swiss Army AirBoss Watch

Brand Unitas
Caliber Number 6497
Movement Type Manual wind
Size (lignes)
16.5”’
Diameter
36.6mm
Height
4.5mm thick
Jewels 17
Vibrations Per Hour
18,800 bph (6497-1) 21,600 bph (6497-2)
Shock System Incabloc
Winding Direction Uni-directional
Hacking?
No
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds at 9:00
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Brands
Panerai, Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 4 (pictured), too many to list…add your watch in the comments below

ETA caliber 6497 is a mechanical manual wind movement with 17 jewels. It is Swiss Made.

Non-Hacking

The 6497 is a non hacking caliber, but there are brands (such as Chronoswiss) that have heavily modified base 6497 movements and added hacking mechanisms. If you know of a specific 6497 based caliber with an additional hacking module added, please mention it below.

Pocket Watch Roots

The 6497 is often referred to as a pocket watch movement because that is the roots of its design.

Caliber Drawings:

Eta Unitas 6497 Drawings

Watches With This Caliber

The movement pictured above is from a Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Mach 4.

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Paul
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Paul

My favorite movement by far. So much to look at.

Tom
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Tom

Agree. It’s beautiful and so clear to see all the moving parts. I can’t wait to get a watch with a caliber 6497 movement inside.

shmuel penchas
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Shmuel penchas

Bert Kanne
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Bert Kanne

I have a watch with a movement described as 9372 calibre. It is a Chinese movement based on this Unitas, no question about it. It is described as 21 jewel, 21,600, 36 hour reserve.

Tom
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Tom

Who described the movement that way? What brand watch is it? Thanks.

Bert Kanne
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Bert Kanne

The watch brand is DM1936. The description of the movement is from their website.

Otto
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Otto

Is this a hacking movement?