Felsa 465N

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Felsa 465N


Felsa was a manufactury, which was known for their quality movements. The large caliber 465N with 11 1/2 lignes was one of them. It has got a direct driven center second hand and a kind of sandwitch construction, which allows larger sizes of the parts and thus higher precision and longevity.

Felsa 465N: different version

different version

In another version, this movement was equipped with an Incabloc shock protection and a normal cap jewel.

In contrast to caliber 465, the caliber 465N has got a little cruder bridges.

Felsa 465N: base plate

base plate

The base plate of this movement shows, that it its gear train is built in counterclockwise direction. All important bearings, except of those for the mainspring barrel and minute wheel are equipped with rubies.

Felsa 465N: base plate with minute wheel

base plate with minute wheel

As common for movements of the 1950ies, there’s a central minute wheel, which is here beared under a bridge and not only under a cock.

Felsa 465N: gear train

gear train

It’s the usual gear train for the 1950ies: Directly driven center minute wheel, on top the third and seconds wheel and finally the escapement wheel.

Felsa 465N: side view of the gear train

side view of the gear train

The reason, why Felsa used that very space saving gear train with balance wheel at 6 o’clock, while at the same time, there’s a lot of unused space, is unknown.

One thing is for sure, and that’s, that the screw balance beats with 18000 A/h and regulates a swiss pallet lever movement. The effective length of the hairspring can be adjusted by a long regulator arm.

A speciality of of one specimen this movement unfortunately cannot be seen in the pictures: The pallets of the anchor are made of a almost translucent, a very little blueish material. Probably this was better (and more expensive) as the normally used synthetic rubies.

Felsa 465N: Felsa 465N dial side

Felsa 465N dial side

On the dial side, you can easily see the yoke winding system with its characteristically shaped setting lever spring (unfortunately broken on this specimen) and the engraved partial minute dial, which helps adjusting the movement when it’s not yet put into a case.

Technical data

Size:11 1/2''' (measured: 25,6mm)
lift angle:52.23°
Number of jewels:17
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): Farr I
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel
  • center minute wheel
  • mainspring barrel
Construction type:solid construction
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:3 hole(s)
  • SCD (direct center seconds)
References: Flume: K2 -
Inventory number:17025

Usage gallery

Felsa 465N: Hoffmann gents watch

Hoffmann gents watch

Felsa 465N: Delbana gents' watch  (missing case)

Delbana gents' watch (missing case)