Rego / Lapanouse from Switzerland made until the 1980ies pretty interesting pin lever movements, whose quality range was from very simple until pretty well made. The Rego 201 shown here belongs to the best movements from Rego.
On the base plate you can see, that it is a pillar construction, but a pretty well made, especially, since all important bearings contain rubies.
The gear train is modern and reminds of old Roskopf movements at the same time, because there’s no center minute wheel. The mainspring barrel directly drives the second wheel, followed by third wheel, center seconds wheel and escape wheel.
The Rego uses a pin pallet escapement.
Its balance wheel beats with 18000 A/h. The beating frequency of the screw-less three-leg anular balance can be adjusted with a pretty long regulator arm.
Since this movement was released in the late 1950s, it already has got a shock protected balance wheel, which runs in two KIF Protechoc bearings.
The construction of the lever fork is a bit odd: It is riveted onto the lever itself.
It it also odd, that the mainspring barrel bridge with its mounted crown wheel is a kind of three-quarter place, having a hole, through which the axle of the second wheel goes. The other wheels are located at the free parts of the plate.
Onto the barrel bridge, the gear train bridge is mounted, which in fact bears all gears.
If you look exactly, you can read the number of seventeen jewels, and you see, that there are five(!) bearings. This is weird, because the gear train only uses four gears.
The solution: To reach the advertizable number of seventeen jewels (strange enough, on the dial, it only reads fifteen jewels), a blind bearing was added, which contains of an unused pair of bearing and cap jewel. The cap jewel is also much brighter than all other jewels.
Since the Rego 201 has got no center minute wheel, the hands must be driven on the dial side. For that, on top of the mainspring barrel, there’s a wheel, connected with a slip clutch, which drives the cannon pinion.
The hour wheel is driven by a standard change wheel.
On the dial side, you can also see the simple, but efficient yoke winding system. It is a very rugged construction and will certainly work without problems for the lifetime of this movement.
|Number of jewels:||15|
Nickel anular balance|
|Balance bearing / direction hairspring:||Clockwise|
|Adjust mechanism:||Long regulator arm|
|Construction type:||pillar construction|
|Winding mechanism:||yoke winding system|
|Setting lever spring:||1 hole(s)|
|Functions:||hour, minute, second|
|Size:||9 3/4''' (measured: 22,0mm)|
Flume: 1958 39|