The mid-size caliber 048/76 by Kienzle was one of the several models of the 48 caliber series, which was often used after WW II, especially in a little larger ladies’ watches.
The model 76 has got only the feature of the decentral second at “6”, besides this it is a pretty standard pin lever movement.
On this model, the pins are made of metal, so the seven jewels of this movement consist of four jewels of the inhouse shock-protected balance, two jewels of the lever bearing and one jewel of the balance finger. In terms of quality, this movements is a mid-class pin lever movement.
On the dial side, there’s the usual construction with rocking bar winding mechanism, directly driven minute hand and the large spring, which is used for the rocking bar and the click spring. Pin lever and escapement wheel are easiliy to service by large gaps on the plate and the balance wheel is secured on this side only by a vertically effective spring.
|Number of jewels:||7|
Nickel anular balance|
|Balance bearing / direction hairspring:||Clockwise|
|Adjust mechanism:||Long regulator arm|
|Winding mechanism:||rocking bar winding system|
|Setting lever spring:||2 hole(s)|
Flume: 1958 b.42|