With seventeen jewels and a “De Luxe” printing on the dial, one would rather think of a good pallet anchor movement it the watch, than of a simple pin lever movement, on which three jewels are without any function at all. Why those jewels were’t used as cap jewels on the preparings of the movement, is a mystery.
Well, even 14 jewels are better than noching, and this movement even uses a single (on the balance cock) shock protection of a very simple construction (which is not documented in literature), but besides that no luxury at all.
The winding mechanism is a spring yoke mechanism (rather expensive), while both hands are indirectly driven by the mainspring wheel (very cheap, formerly used in Roskopf watches). This interesting feature makes the crown turning, when left in time setting position.
So, this movement is a partially quaint constructed pin lever movement, which is a bit better constructed than most cheap pin lever movements, but that does not quality for luxury of the “De Luxe” inscription of the dial at all. As usual, when you read “De Luxe” on the dial, you can be sure, that the movement inside will be a cheap non-luxury one.
|Number of jewels:||17|
Nickel anular balance|
|Balance bearing / direction hairspring:||Counterclockwise|
|Adjust mechanism:||Hairspring key|
|Winding mechanism:||yoke winding system|
|Setting lever spring:||1 hole(s)|
|Size:||6 3/4 x 8'''|
Flume: K3 94|