The only modern 18 jewel movement I'm aware of is from Claro-Semag. You may want to ask Movado which movement it uses. It is indeed a watch movement that should keep reasonably accurate time and last for a good long time. Whether it is a Swiss Made movement is at least open to question. Although it bears a striking similarity to a recognized chinese movement my understanding is that the manufacturer insists it meets the content defintion for the Swiss Made label. Search old messages here on WUS for more information. I suspect that it is indeed of Swinese origin and that it reflects an uncomfortable truth about the Swiss Made brand that swiss watch companies are unwilling to discuss.
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