Kienzle 48/4

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Kienzle 48/4


An unusally nicely decorated Kienzle movement is the caliber 48/5 shown here. It is one of the earliest Kienzle wristwatch movements, probably originating pre WW II.

The nicely with centric rings decorated movement of 10 1/2 lignes diameter contains a golden-toned ring balance with screw-like applications and a long regulator arm on the balance cock. The balance axle is beared in four jewels, but of course not shock protected.
The pin lever movement with a decentral second hand at “6” is constructed the familiar way - all bearings are under one single plate, only the mainspring barrel can be released individually by a screw.

On the dial side, you see the familiar rocking bar winding mechanism, but at least, the click mechanism consinsts of a true click and a click spring - a detail, which is missing on many other pin lever movements of other manufacturers. Additionally, the cut-out for the anchor is sufficiently large, which makes a service easy for watchmakers.

Kienzle 48/4: Kienzle 48/4 dial side

Kienzle 48/4 dial side

Technical data

Size:10 1/2''' (measured: 23,2mmmm)
Number of jewels:4
Escapement:Pin lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:4 hole(s)
  • s (decentral seconds)
References: Flume: 1947 89

Usage gallery

Kienzle 48/4: Kienzle gents watch

Kienzle gents watch