Kienzle 48/4

 
Kienzle 48/4

Kienzle 48/4

Description

An unusally nicely decorated Kienzle movement is the caliber 485 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 12 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 dial side

Kienzle 48/4 dial side

Technical data

Manufacturer:Kienzle
Caliber:48/4
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
Construction:
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:4 hole(s)
Features:s
Functions:hour, minute, decentral second
A/h:18000
Size:10 1/2''' (measured: 23,2mmmm)
Literature: Flume: 1947 89

Usage gallery

Kienzle gents watch

Kienzle gents watch