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  • Where can I buy MIYOTA movements?
    MIYOTA movements are widely available from specialized movement wholesalers (including agents) and distributors, as well as watch repairers. You will need to locate the right supplier for the country/region where you are based and for your specific type of business, depending on whether you are a brand holder, a watch assembler, an import agent, a retailer or a watch repairer. If you are unsure who is responsible for handling MIYOTA products in your region, please use the inquiry form to contact us.
  • Can I buy MIYOTA movements directly from MIYOTA?
    MIYOTA does not sell movements or movement components directly to customers. You will need to locate the supplier who serves your specific category of business in your region.
  • I want to buy a discontinued movement. Can I do so?
    We make successor versions of some of our discontinued products. If a successor version of the product you want is available, we suggest you order that. Note also that suppliers do sometimes have discontinued movements in stock, so we suggest you check with them. You can check which MIYOTA movements have been discontinued here.
  • I have heard that it will no longer be possible to buy MIYOTA movements for use in our watch brand? Is this true?
    You will need to speak to your movement supplier about this. If there is anything else you are unclear about, send us an inquiry here, always making sure to include the relevant caliber number(s).
  • Do you publish a price list for MIYOTA movements?
    MIYOTA does not publish a price list. Movement prices vary depending on factors including the business category of a specific customer, the order size, the supplier and the country/region. To find out about prices, contact the supplier you are planning to purchase from.
  • I want to get the MIYOTA movement in my personal watch repaired or replaced. Can you help me?
    MIYOTA does not sell or repair movements for individual customers. You will need to contact the retailer who sold you your watch, a supplier, or a watch repair company.
  • I want to get the movement in my CITIZEN diver’s watch repaired, but the movement has been discontinued. Does MIYOTA have a movement I can use as a replacement?
    The best thing to do in this case is to go and inquire either at the store where you originally purchased your watch or at a CITIZEN service center. MIYOTA does not act as an agent for either the movements or movement components used in CITIZEN watches.
  • We purchased some MIYOTA movements to use in the assembly of our watches, but we are having problems with them. Is it possible to discuss this issue directly with MIYOTA?
    Yes, it is possible to discuss the issue with us. However, as a first step, we strongly recommend that you speak to (i) the supplier who sold you the movement and (ii) the watch assembler. In our experience, problems seldom originate in the movement itself; more often they are due to the unsuitability of the watch’s nominal dimensions or to a divergence between the watch’s nominal and actual dimensions. Please double check any potential size issues before you contact us.
  • Can I buy MIYOTA movements to use for repairing CITIZEN and Bulova brand watches?
    No, you cannot buy them from us. You will need to contact the service centers of the respective brands.
  • Can I buy La Joux-Perret movements from MIYOTA?
    No, you cannot. You will need to contact La Joux-Perret directly using the mail address on this page.
  • How much battery life is left in a MIYOTA movement I purchased one year ago?
    The batteries in MIYOTA movements generally have a longer life than those of other movement manufacturers. They also feature a power-saving function. Simply pulling out the crown of the watch reduces energy consumption to around 10% – 30% of normal conditions. Since the crown is always pulled out when the watch is shipped from the factory, only 2 – 4 months of battery life will have been used up even a year after you purchased the watch. In other words, assuming that the movement has the normal 3-year battery life, then a minimum 2 years and 8 months of battery life will still be left one year after purchase.
  • Is it better for the movement’s battery to be as fresh as possible?
    The amount of battery life that is left when the complete watch reaches the store is more important than the freshness of the battery itself. Spend a moment thinking about the time the movement spends as inventory and just how long it takes the completed watch to reach the consumer and you will quickly realize that the power-saving function and longer battery life count for much more than the freshness of the battery when it comes to ensuring that the battery has plenty of life left when it finally reaches the consumer. Because MIYOTA movements feature both a power-saving function and a long battery life, they can be used with absolute confidence and peace of mind.
  • Who makes the batteries used in MIYOTA movements?
    MIYOTA movements use Murata batteries mainly. For this particular category, Murata has the highest market share and is one of the most trusted manufacturers globally. MIYOTA movements are shipped with the batteries inside. Because the battery is installed as part of MIYOTA’s automated production line process, the overall quality of the movement is assured compared to movements whose batteries are installed by a third party, which may increase the risk of damage.
  • Are all MIYOTA movements made in Japan?
    Almost all MIYOTA movements are made in Japan. Movements that are made in Japan are always stamped with the word “JAPAN.”
  • What is MIYOTA’s definition of a Japan-made movement?
    Different countries have direct definitions of country of origin. Like Switzerland, Japan defines a product’s country of origin as “the place where final assembly is carried out.” Switzerland has rules requiring a certain proportion of the parts to be manufactured domestically before a product is allowed to define itself as Swiss made. Although Japan has no such rules, MIYOTA nonetheless manufactures nearly all its components in Japan to ensure a high level of quality.
  • Is there an accepted definition of a metal movement?
    A metal movement is usually defined as a movement which has a metal main plate. Using a metal main plate makes it possible to disassemble and repair the movement, resulting in higher levels of reliability and durability. Metal movements are thus far more sustainable and environment-friendly than movements that use numerous plastic parts and cannot be repaired.
  • Can we mention the fact that we are using MIYOTA movements to advertise our watches?
    If you are indeed using a MIYOTA movement in the watches you make, then that is a simple matter of fact, and it can be mentioned in the watch specifications. If, however, you intend to use MIYOTA trademarks or logo designs in the advertising or promotion of your products, you must consult with us beforehand. Use the form here to get in touch.
  • Can we mention the fact that MIYOTA movements are actually made by CITIZEN in our PR materials?
    While it is true that CITIZEN is the manufacturer of MIYOTA movements, highlighting the CITIZEN name or doing anything that confuses the two brands risks infringing CITIZEN’s intellectual property rights and damaging its brand and is therefore strictly forbidden. Please be aware that the movements MIYOTA supplies are branded as MIYOTA, not as CITIZEN, products.
  • MIYOTA mechanical movements have unidirectional winding. Which is better, unidirectional or bidirectional winding?
    Unidirectional and bidirectional winding both have their advantages. What distinguishes unidirectional winding is the ability to pick up even the smallest motions of the wearer. The rotor catches the energy of the recoil from spinning freely and uses its own weight to wind the mainspring, leading to the efficient exploitation of even the smallest motions.

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