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.
|Number of jewels:||17|
Nickel anular balance|
|Balance bearing / direction hairspring:||Clockwise|
|Adjust mechanism:||Hairspring key|
|Winding mechanism:||rocking bar winding system|
|Setting lever spring:||2 hole(s)|
|Functions:||hour, minute, second|
Flume: K3 -|