Ronda caliber 515 quartz movement

Ronda Caliber 515

Ronda caliber 515 quartz movement

BrandRonda
Caliber NumberRonda 515
LinePowertech 500
TypeQuartz
Lignes11 1/2”’
Diameter26mm
Casing Diameter
25.6mm
Height
3mm thick
Battery Cell Number371, SR920SW (1.5 V)
Claimed Battery Life45 months
Jewels1
Hacking?Yes
Dial Feet
Near 8:30 and 2:30
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, date
Country
Swiss parts, assembled in unknown
Known Models
Luminox 3900 (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Ronda caliber 515 is a common 3 hand Swiss quartz movement. This caliber is part of Ronda’s powertech line of movements.

Swiss Parts Vs Swiss Made:

According to the Ronda website, there are two versions of this movement: Swiss made and Swiss parts. Both are nickel plated with 1 jewel. You may see Swiss parts variations listed as being made by Harley Ronda.

Ronda 515 VS 515S:

There is also a Ronda caliber 515S. The 515S is a newer version of the 515 that fixes a motor pulse. Despite the 515S being a newer version, an interesting note is that the 515S is claimed to only have 24 months of battery life, but the 515 is claimed by Ronda to have a 45 month standard battery life.

According to the Ronda website, this caliber features:

  • Repairable metal watch movement
  • Power saving mechanism with pulled out stem: Reduction of consumption approximately 70%
  • Interchangeability: All versions 11½”’ with same movement height 3.00 mm and stem height 1.50 mm
  • Very powerful stepping motor

Similar Calibers:

There are several caliber 515 based quartz movements by Ronda, for example the caliber 515.24H. There are Swiss Made and Swiss Parts versions available. Both are nickel plated metal, both have 1 jewel. Ronda documentation claims an accuracy of -10/+20 seconds per month.

Replacement Prices:

At the time of this post, replacement prices for the caliber 515 were found online in the range of $7.95. Note that many of the movement resellers will be offering Swiss parts versions, but don’t necessarily mention if the movement is Swiss made or Swiss parts in the description.

Pros:

  • Ultra affordable Swiss movement
  • Replacements are easy to find

Cons:

  • The coil is next to the battery clamp, making it easy to slip your tool during a battery change and damage the movement.

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Steve Lobell
Steve Lobell
4 years ago

Hello, can I buy a 515hh6 for my Luminox 3054?
Thank you

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Tony G.
Tony G.
2 years ago

This movement is also in my victorinox Swiss army original.

Eric in Arlington
Eric in Arlington
4 months ago
Reply to  Tony G.

Can confirm. I just sent an old Swiss Army watch to Victorinox for repair and this is the movement that they replaced. Guess they’re still making them!

Jonny
Jonny
2 years ago

Hi Does anyone know what the HH^ is on the Ronda 515 HH6 caliber movement? I saw it listed like that on a Luminox watch. Thanks in advance for the answers.

Heiner Klaus
Heiner Klaus
2 years ago

Botta, a german brand, has the 515.24H in their new TRES 24 PLUS. See https://www.botta-design.de

Bobbo
Bobbo
2 years ago

It’s also in some of the Invictas, including the model 1329.

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Russell
Russell
2 years ago

This movement is also in Armourlite Field Series watches.

Karl Carrigan
Karl Carrigan
2 years ago

I have a ronda 515 in one of my ingersol gems pilot watches, can’t get it to start after battery change… Does the battery orifice have any insulation disc in it? Can’t find a view of one without the battery in place, anyone know/help?

R. Nankee
R. Nankee
2 years ago
Reply to  Karl Carrigan

I had a similar problem. Watch ran for 10 hours after assembly then quit. Battery is good, ground good. Maybe a broken oscillator as it was dropped previously. Wii have to replace monement.

Ruud F. de Graaf
Ruud F. de Graaf
7 months ago
Reply to  Karl Carrigan

Yes, it has an insulation disc. Just look at the exploded view of the similar 513 type on https://calibercorner.com/ronda-caliber-513s. I have the same problem with 2 Mexx watches with cal. 515. After battery replacement dead as a doornail. Nothing unusal happened with these watches. Inconceivable…

Carlos
Carlos
2 days ago
Reply to  Karl Carrigan

Efectivamente, el calibre si lleva en el orificio de la batería un aislante plástico para evitar un corto tanto en la batería como en el circuito del calibre .

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John Painter
John Painter
8 months ago

This is the movement used the LL Bean branded “Self-Illuminating Sport Watch”. I have one that I’m the original owner and it works flawlessly. I recently purchased one with faulty movement and am replacing with this Ronda 515 movement. The watches are a private label build by Seattle Watch Company. The watches are popular and currently sold out at LL Bean. https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/53812?page=self-illuminating-sport-watch

rich
rich
8 months ago

is there a better movement of the same size.

Carlos
Carlos
2 days ago
Reply to  rich

El calibre eta 955112 de mayor calidad y precio . Mismo alto ancho y medidas de agujas .

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Ruud F. de Graaf
Ruud F. de Graaf
7 months ago

I own 2 Mexx watches which uses this movement. I have only manage once a restart of a watch by battery replacement Know both are liveless after battery replacement. A very frustating experience I must say… I’am trying to find information how to measure the electronics because I’am very curious to know what the reason is of this phenomenon.

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Jerome
Jerome
7 months ago

This happened to me before. It turns out the “new” battery was bad. Are you sure your batteries are good? Be sure not to accidentally short them out while installing. Other things to check are: corrosion on battery terminals, make sure the isolator is there and in good condition, make sure battery is in the right direction, don’t open a dirty watch or junk can jam up the gears.

Booker
Booker
2 months ago

I’m looking at this page as I have the same problem, replacing a battery on a Helgray Field Officer II using a Ronda 515 movement. I’ve replaced batteries on watches no problem before, have all the correct tools, being careful, insulation disc is still there, etc. Tried two brand new 371 batteries, both in original packaging and with expiration date about three years from now. But after trying both new batteries, the movement still isn’t… Read more »

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