Bifora 103

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Bifora 103


Bifora made some very beautiful movements in their history, and this caliber 103 is certainly one of them. With stripe decorations (cannot be seen in this scan), indirect second (which was destroyed by a bad watchmaker) and a very early shock protection this is probably the nicest looking Bifora caliber.

As on many old Bifora movements, it can only be identified on the dial side.

Technical data

Size:10 1/2'''
lift angle:58°
Number of jewels:16
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): Super Shock Resist
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel
  • center second pinion
  • mainspring barrel
  • SCI (indirect center seconds)
Production period:1941 - 1952
References: Flume: 1952 8
Production years:1941-1952