Fabrique D Horlogerie De Fontainemelon Caliber Fhf 97

Fabrique d’Horlogerie de Fontainemelon Caliber FHF 97

Fabrique D Horlogerie De Fontainemelon Caliber Fhf 97

ManufacturerFabrique d’Horlogerie de Fontainemelon
Caliber NumberFHF 97
Other Names
Standard 97, ST97, ST-97
Movement TypeMechanical, manual wind
Lignes11.5”’
Diameter
25.6mm
Height4.5mm
Jewels17
Vibrations Per Hour21,600 bph, 3Hz
Power Reserve
~46 hours
Lift Angle
52 degrees
Anti-ShockIncabloc
FeaturesHours, minutes, central seconds
Country of ManufactureSwitzerland
Known ModelsLimit of Switzerland, Limit International, Gradus, Titus (Please add your watch in the comments below…)

The FHF caliber 97 is a vintage Swiss made mechanical hand-wound movement with 17 jewels. FHF stands for Fabrique d’Horlogerie de Fontainemelon. FHF was founded by David Benguerel, Isaac Benguerel, François Humbert-Droz and Julien Humbert-Droz in 1793 and was one of the earliest ebauche movement factories. In 1925, it became part of Ebauche SA. FHF produced affordable caliber they called “Standard” movements until the 1980s. In 1985, FHF officially became part of modern day ETA.

FHF 97 VS FHF 96:

The caliber FHF 97 featured here is similar to the FHF 96 with the main difference being the beat rate. The FHF 97 beats at 21,600vph and the FHF 96 beats at 18,000 vph.

FHF97 assembly videos:

Caliber submitted by @jimhamilton631


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Rob
Rob
6 months ago

J Bishop

DAVID
DAVID
3 months ago

I have a 70’s era Waltham with a FHF 96. Piece was a childhood watch that sat for 40+ years. Initial wind saw the watch stop after a few hours but has since recovered to run reliably <1min+/day. A tough little engine.

nas9005
nas9005
1 month ago

Current Taiwanese brand Havaan Tuvali resurrected the FHF 96 movement in its new line of old stock cases. One man’s trash is…

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