Kienzle 051N/53

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Kienzle 051N/53


In the lexicographic order, the Kienzle 051N53 is the final movement of the 051/51 series. This movement debuted around 1960.

Like its relatives, this movement also has got a rugged pointed staff rin balance and zero jewels.

It is made for maximum of ruggedy and low costs and therefor it is of course no real precision instrument. You can easily observe this for example on the construction of the balance cock: The tiny screw above the minus sign adjusts the bending(!) of the balance cock and so controls the bearing height of the balance. A quite funny and simple, but efficient mechanism!

The rest of this pin lever movement is standard: All gears are below one big three-quarter plate, only the mainspring barrel can be released seperatly by removing its axle screw.

Kienzle 051N/53: Kienzle 051N/53 dial side

Kienzle 051N/53 dial side

On the dial side you see the rocking bar winding mechanism; the click spring is below the dial plate.

Technical data

Size:12''' (measured: 26,4mm)
Escapement:Pin lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:rocking bar winding system
Setting lever spring:3 hole(s)
  • s (decentral seconds)
References: Flume: K3 72

Usage gallery

Kienzle 051N/53: Kienzle gents watch

Kienzle gents watch