Kienzle 059b25

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Kienzle 059b25


A very difficult to find and untypical movement is the Kienzle caliber 059b25. It is a true pallet anchor inhouse movement with a diameter of 8 lignes.

Generally, Kienzle was famous for their inhouse pin-lever movements, which were often equipped with ruby pins and were cheap and reliable at the same time. Only a small number of Kienzle watches contained anchor lever movements, but those were mostly foreign ones. But the caliber 059b25, on which you can see its direct relationship to simpler pin lever movements of the caliber series 059, was a real Kienzle inhouse movement.

It has got a real pallet anchor lever escapement, a balance with runs in a non-Kienzle shock protection system (maybe KIF Protechoc), and seventeen jewels. The center second hand is driven indirectly and all gears are below one single plate - a nightmare for any watchmaker. On the dial side, there is only a simple rocking bar winding mechanism, which alreadly lost too many teeths on the very movement shown here.

Kienzle 059b25: Kienzle 059b25 dial side

Kienzle 059b25 dial side

Technical data

Number of jewels:17
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): KIF Protechoc
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, large driving wheel, mainspring barrel, center second pinion
Winding mechanism:rocking bar winding system
Setting lever spring:2 hole(s)
  • SCI (indirect center seconds)
References: Flume: K3 -

Usage gallery

Kienzle 059b25: Kienzle Sport gents watch

Kienzle Sport gents watch