Thiel Darling

 
Thiel Darling

Thiel Darling

Description

base plate

base plate

Thiel produced two different movements with the name “Darling”, a 13 12 ligne movement from the early 1900ies and a compareatively small 10 ligne movement from the 1930ies.

The later Thiel Darling is a typical pin pallet movement in machine made construction, which at least offeres a stripe decoration on the gear train bridge.

gear train

gear train

The gear train of this pillar movement is absolute standard: The mainspring barrel, whose ratched is located on the inner side of the base plate, drives the center minute wheel, followed by third wheel, seconds wheel at 6 o’clock and finally the escape wheel.

side view of the gear train

side view of the gear train

On this high building movement, there are no bearing jewels for the gears, only the non shock protected balance is beared in two jewels plus one cap jewel on the balance cock.

The beating rate of 18000 A/h is adjusted with a long regulator arm plus scale on the gear bridge.

(pin-) lever

(pin-) lever

To compensate the long lever fork, the lever has got a larger U shape, whose larger part resides above the escape wheel.

Thiel Darling: Dial side

Thiel Darling: Dial side

A clear characteristic of the “new” Darling caliber is, that on the dial side, the balance wheel is ruby beared, but instead of a cap jewel, only a metal plate is used, easy to spot at position 9 o’clock.

Technical data

Manufacturer:Thiel
Caliber:Darling
Number of jewels:3
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel anular 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
Construction type:pillar construction
Winding mechanism:rocking bar winding system
Functions:hour, minute, decentral second
A/h:18000
Size:10''' (measured: 21,9mm)
Production period:1931 - 1936
Inventory number:19031

Usage gallery

Thiel gents watch

Thiel gents watch

This movement with watch is a kind donation from Klaus Brunnemer to the movement archive. Thank you very much for your great support!

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