Förster 222

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Förster 222


The Förster caliber 222, which was launched 1969, was the most flat and advanced german selfwindig movement on the market. With a height of only 4.5mm, it was especially well suited for integration into the popular ultraflat golden mens' watches.

Technically, it was absolutely up-to-date. It beats with slow 21600 A/h and offers an instant date switch at midnight as well as a fast date correction (either by turning backwards to 21:00, or by pulling the crown). The axle-beared rotor, which was available in two different types (a normal, flat type and a more massive and higher type, called “VS”) winds the movement in both directions. The selfwindig mechanism is detached when the watch is wound manually, thus avoiding damages on daily use.

As shock protection systems for the three-leg balance, there were at least three different types available: Antichoc S 65, KIF Trior and Incabloc. The balance cock carried a moveable hairspring stud and an arm-less hairspring regulator.

Förster 222: type "VS"

type "VS"

Förster 222: Förster 222 dial side

Förster 222 dial side

Technical data

Size:11 1/2'''
Number of jewels:25
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): Antichoc S65
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:2 hole(s)
  • SCD (direct center seconds)
  • QG (date indication (aperture))
  • RDR (date corrector)
  • AUT (selfwinding)
Production period:1969 - 197?
References: Flume: K3 177
Mentioning in literature (years): 1969 - 1971

Usage gallery

Förster 222: Anker Automatic gents watch

Anker Automatic gents watch