Chanel J12 quartz caliber watch movement

ETA Caliber 956.612

Chanel J12 quartz caliber watch movement

Caliber Number956.612, 956612
Dimensions8 3/4”’
2.5mm thick (4.5mm w/ battery)
Battery Cell NumberCR1616
Frequency32,768 Hz
Hand Sizes1.20mm / .70mm / .20mm
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, date, end of battery indicator (EOL)
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known Models
Chanel J12 H0968 (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The ETA caliber 956.612 is a Swiss made quartz watch movement with 7 jewels. It is a 3 hand movement with a date. Official tech docs for this caliber were found dated as recent as 1/12.

The image above shows the movement with the battery insulator tab still attached. This insulator is necessary to prevent shorting the battery cell. Below the insulator film is more text as well as access to the stem release button as shown:

Eta Caliber 956 612 Battery

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices were found online in the range of $39.95 to $49.99 USD.

Drawings Front and Back:

Eta Caliber 956 612 Technical Drawings

Additional Resources:

Venus Caliber 178
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