Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD)

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Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD)


The Uwersi 57/8 was available in different versions, with and without indirect driven center second and with or without date indication (which was advertized on the case back with using three patents, but consists in fact only of a gear and a spring). The movement described here contained everything.

The flat nickel balance, without screw, long regulator arm and shock protection, regulates a conventional pin lever movement. However, there’s one speciality with the pin anchor: The pins don’t consist of metal, as usual, but of synthetic rubis. Technically, this is only a minor improvement, but it helps using two more advertizing-effective jewels. And these two are not the only additional jewels in this movement: All the gears are not only beared in jewels, but they all have cap jewels, too, even if there’s a gap of a millimeter beween the two jewels. The second hand axle is even beared in two jewels, since it runs in the minute train, which is beared, and has got an additional jewel put losely on it. The only position, where a jewel bearing would have been really useful, at the spring, which keeps the indirect second hand gear in position, is of course un-jewelled…

Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD): Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD) dial side

Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD) dial side

On the dial side, you see a familiar picture: A simple rocking bar winding mechanism, a very simple click spring mechanism with just a spring and the advertized calendar mechanism, which only advances slowly and cannot be corrected quickly. This mechanism of three patents consists only of one gear with a pin. It drives the small date disc with the tiny date numbers.

Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD): dial side without date mechanism

dial side without date mechanism

Technical data

Caliber:57/8 SCI CLD
Size:10 1/2'''
Number of jewels:21
Escapement:Pin lever
Balance types: Nickel anular balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Hairspring key
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:rocking bar winding system
Setting lever spring:2 hole(s)
  • SCI (indirect center seconds)
  • QG (date indication (aperture))
Production period:195x
References: Flume: 1957 43

Usage gallery

Uwersi 57/8 (SCI CLD): Anker gents watch

Anker gents watch