Thiel Lola

 
Thiel Lola

Thiel Lola

Description

The twelve ligne pin lever movement Thiel Lola was launched in the 1920ies, and it got an overhaul in the end of that decade.

A special feature is the movement side red-colored steel bearing for the balance, whose shape of which should remind of a screw balance. Just as misleading as the balance ring, is the red color, since there are no jeweils at all, neither as bearings nor on the balance’s ellipse.

base plate

base plate

The base plate shows all signs of a cheap mass production. All bearings are only simple drillings into the yellow burnt brass plate, and the ratchet is also simple, but a genious construction, since its it ratchet and spring in one single part.

gear train

gear train

We have the classical gear train here with directly driven 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

This pillar construction, which is built on a stamped brass plate, builds pretty high, which is standard these days.

The monometallic anular balance wheel with its bulges should remind of a screw balance. It beats with the usual 18000 A/h and is not shock protected but has got a rugged pointed staff.

Its frequency can be adjusted with a long regulator arm with scale on the gear train three-quarter bridge.

Thiel Lola: Dial side

Thiel Lola: Dial side

On the dial side, you see the rocking bar winding mechanism and the height-adjustable balance bearing.

The Thial Lola was replaced in the late 1930ies by the Thiel Start.

Technical data

Manufacturer:Thiel
Caliber:Lola (neu)
Escapement:Pin 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
Setting lever spring:3 hole(s)
Features:s
Functions:hour, minute, decentral second
A/h:18000
Size:12'''
Production period:1927 - 1938
Literature: Werksucher: Jacob 1942 41
Inventory number:19014

Usage gallery

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This movement is a kind donation from Klaus Brunnemer to the archive. Thank you very much!

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