Ronda Caliber 3520 D

Ronda Caliber 3520.D

Ronda Caliber 3520 D

Manufacturer Ronda
Caliber Number Ronda 3520.D
Movement Type Quartz, battery-powered
Lignes 10 1/2”’ x 11 1/2”’
Diameter 26.2mm
Thickness 4.9mm
Battery Cell Number 384 (1.5 V)
Claimed Battery Life 54 months
Jewels 4
Hands Count
Hands 1.50mm/0.90mm/0.25mm
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central chronograph seconds; small running seconds at 6:00; 30 min and 12 hour chronograph counter at 12:00; date at 3:00
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Switzerland (Swiss parts version also available)
Known Models
Chronologia Aviator Chronograph, CT Scuderia Coda Corta (add yours in the comments)

Ronda caliber 3520.D

The Ronda caliber 3520.D is a quartz chronograph from Ronda’s Startech line of watch movements. Official Ronda documentation states that this caliber can have subdials at 6:00, 9:00 and 12:00, but we have only seen it with subdials at 6:00 and 12:00. If you know of a 3520.D powered watch with 3 subdials, please comment below.

Swiss Made VS Swiss Parts:

According to the Ronda website, there are two versions of this movement: a gold plated Swiss Made version and nickel plated Swiss parts version. They both have 4 jewels. Ronda also considers this movement to be repairable.

Power Saving Feature:

The battery is claimed to last about 54 months in normal conditions, but if you are not going to wear your watch for a while, the 3520.D has a power saving mechanism when the stem is pulled out stem (aka hacking function). Reduction of battery consumption approximately 70%. It is not advisable to leave the chronograph second hand running because it will drain the battery faster and put more wear and tear on the gears.

Accuracy Rating:

According to Ronda, the caliber 3520.D should keep time within -10/+20 seconds per month with an operating temperature of 0 to 50 degrees Celsius.

How to change the battery:

There are two screws holding the battery cover down. Carefully remove the two screws (don’t lose them!) and lift the battery cover off. Replace the battery with a 384 cell. Put the battery cover back on, do not fully tighten the first screw until the second screw is in. Make sure the orange insulator is in place.

Resetting the Chronograph to Zero:

After changing the battery, your chronograph seconds hand or subdial totalizers may not be not lined up to zero. You can use the following sequence to get everything lined up:

  1. Pull the crown out two clicks to time setting position (position III).
  2. Press button A (top chrono button) and B (bottom chrono button) together for at least 2 seconds.
  3. The chronograph seconds hand will spin around one full turn, this is how to know you’re in correction mode.
  4. Press button A to advance the main chrono hand forward until it gets lined up. Long press to make it advance faster, short press for one second intervals.
  5. Press button B to go to the next hand.
  6. Press button A until the hand is lined up.
  7. Press button B to advance to the next hand.
  8. Press button A until the hand is lined up.
  9. Press the crown back in to position I.

Note: In the unlikely situation that the hands still won’t line up, or if they are moving around, there is a chance the hands are loose and need pressed back on.

Video: How to reset Ronda Chronograph movement hands back to zero

Stem Removal

To remove the crown/stem, find the hole with the arrow. While the crown is in position 0, pressing this with your tweezers or other tool will allow the stem be unlocked so you can pull it out. Do not press too hard.

Ronda Caliber 3520 Stem Removal

Replacement Price:

At the time of this post, replacement prices were found online for $49.95.

Watches With This Caliber:

The caliber 3520.D below was found in a CT Scuderia Coda Corta Chronograph watch here. Note that the color looks different than the other photos due to the lighting and camera settings.

Ronda Caliber 3520d


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Chris Mayer
Chris Mayer
5 years ago

What is the arrow for? Thanks

4 years ago

Does anyone know if this is the base caliber for the Junghans J645.85?

2 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

I have the Junghans Form C and it indeed is using a Ronda 3520.D cal. without rebranding it inside. I have a question. What is the part number of the winding stem and crown?

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Alex Ceballos
Alex Ceballos
2 years ago

The Bomberg BB68 has this movement

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1 year ago

Candino C4603 is using this movement.

1 year ago

‘Mauboussin’, once a renowned jeweler in Paris, equal to ‘Boucheron’ and ‘Bulgari’ and the like, has a quartz chronograph on the market, called ‘Énergie Vitale’ (a rather “chunky”, rectangular Art Deco style watch, which somewhat resembles its ‘Fouga’ model from the 1990’s) that has a Ronda Cal. 3520.D inside. Date at 3, 12-hours totalizer at 12, small seconds at 6 o’clock and central chronograph needle. It is also available without chronograph function, with just a double date-window at 12 and small seconds at 6 o’clock. Interestingly, the seller states that the latter also sports the Ronda Cal. 3520.D, which, if… Read more »

4 months ago

The Lilienthal Berlin Chronograph is also using this movement.

Does anybody know what flat head screw driver can be used to remove the screws of the battery? My 0.3 mm screw driver seems to be too thick.

27 days ago

The CT Scuderia Due Tempi also uses this movement. It is odd that there is a sub dial at 12 o clock, the 2 o clock and 6 o clock position. Are there two small movements ?Is this a misinformation by CT Scuderia?

27 days ago
Reply to  Jas

Hi Jas, the sellers that are listing the CT Scuderia Due Tempi as having the Ronda 3520.D appear to be incorrect. CT Scuderia doesn’t seem to have this model on their site anymore, but the two crowns indicate two separate movements, offering two time displays. The time at 12:00 is using a movement with a small seconds indicator that would typically be at 6:00 if the crown was at 3:00.

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