Förster

(Bernhard Förster (BF), Pforzheim, Deutschland)

Movements

  caliber size jewels shockprot. construction features condition
📰 51 10 1/2''' 21 Elastor-Förster
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
📰 80 11 1/2''' 25 KIF Trior
SCD,AUT OK
90
📰 106 8 1/2''' 6 none
H,SKMF Sticky hairspring
150 OK
📰 152 10 1/4''' 21 Incabloc
A,HSK,M,F SCD OK
189 balance broken
📰 197 11 1/2''' 25 Antichoc S65
SCD,QG,AUT OK
📰 212 11 1/2''' 17 KIF Trior
A,HSKG,F SCD,QG OK
📰 222 11 1/2''' 25 Antichoc S65
SCD,QG,RDR,AUT OK
📰 226 11 1/2''' 25 Incabloc
SCD,QG,JG,RDR,AUT OK
301 OK
420 winding broken
500 OK
611 Balance broken
622 def
📰 630 5 1/4''' 17 none
A,HSKM,F balance broken
1197 OK
📰 1420 7 1/2''' 21 Incabloc
SCD,AUT OK
📰 1422 7 1/2''' 21 Incabloc
Rufa-Anti-Shock
SCD,QG,RDR,AUT OK
📰 2075 8 3/4 x 11 1/4''' 7/15 none
A,HSKM,F s broken winding stem
2080 8 3/4 x 12''' 15 none
H,ASKM,F s OK
2080 (SCI) 15 OK

Details

By clicking onto the photos, you can access the detail pages of the movements
 

    Förster 51

    Förster 80

    Förster 106

    Förster 152

    Förster 197

    Förster 212

    Förster 222

    Förster 226

    Förster 630

    Förster 1420

    Förster 1422

    Förster 2075

History

The company was founded in 1907. Initially, they produced articles for the fashion jewellery industry. 1937, they started producing raw ebauches for wristwatches.

Förster specialized later to gents and ladies selfwinding watches, in the 1970s, they produced two calibers, which were available as a kind of construction kit system in 7 respectively 18 variants. Those proven constructions were saved by national and international patents. In 1977, the company employed about 400 people.

Förster not only produced raw ebauches, but also sold complete watches with their inhouse movements under their brand “Foresta”.

In the 1970s, they shifted away from the descending movement production twoards their new and until now successfully business area (300 employees), the production of orthodontic quality products, known under the name “Forestadent”.

(based on informations of the Uhrmacher-Meisterverzeichnis from Jürgen Abeler via [Josef M.Stadl, German Chronometric Society] (/supporters/j-m-stadl-dgc/))

Datasheets