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Bifora 85 S.C.

 

Bifora 85Bifora 85

Description

One of the most beautiful ladies' watch movements by the german manufactury Bifora was the caliber 85, a 8 3/4 ligne movement with indirectly driven center second hand. The unusual part of this movement is the top brige for the seconds indication. Normally, a simple cock would have been enough, but here, a "full" solution was provided.

This construction adds to the height of the watch, but is technically and optically very much appealing.

Besides that, other parts of the movement are very well made, too, such as the gold-toned screw balance, which runs in two inhouse Bishock protections and whose hairspring is regulated by a regulating system with a long arm. Visually nice and technically useful. To complete the good construction, the anchor wheel is located under a cap jewel on the movement side.

Finally, this movement uses - of course - a yoke winding mechanism on the dial side.

Bifora 85 dial sideBifora 85 dial side

 

 Technical data

ManufacturerBifora
Caliber85 S.C.
Number of jewels17
EscapementAnchor with pallets
BalanceNickel screw balance
Shock protection(s)Bidlingmaier (Bifora)
Balance cock directionclockwise
Hairspring studfixed
Regulator typeLong regulator arm
Movement constructionFork
Escapement wheel, Fourth wheel, Third wheel, Center wheel
Third wheel, Center second pinion
Mainspring barrel
Winding mechanismyoke
Setting lever spring3 holes
FeaturesSCI
FunctionsHour, minute, second
Beats per hour18000
Size83/4'''
Production time1953 - 1958
Image in Flume Werksucher 1958 b.30
Bifora 85 S.C.BiforaBifora85 S.C.1953 - 19588 3/4''''''Bifora 85 S.C.17 Jewels, 8 3/4'''''', 18000 A/h, SCI
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