Movement with cylinder escapement

 
Movement with cylinder escapement

Movement with cylinder escapement

Description

This old cylinder movement probably dates from the beginning of the last century. It shows clear signs of modification, such as the re-shaping of the main plate at the right, and a reworked click mechanism.

In terms of quality it was probably an upper class cylinder movement.

probably handmade click mechanism

probably handmade click mechanism

The click mechanism was obviously modified - at least the crude impression of the click allows this conclusion.

without balance and mainspring barrel

without balance and mainspring barrel

Here, a cylinder escapement is used with a non shock protected ring balance. With the exception of the minute wheel, all wheels are beared in rubies, which gives a total of 10 jewels - a familiar number in that time.

gear train

gear train

This movement has got not sub second hand and is not constructed for that at all.

dial side

dial side

The open-O-shape of the setting lever spring is very unique. By pressing of the sunken lever at “4”, the yoke winding system can be switched from the winding position to the time setting position. This is typical on those old movements.

Usage gallery

unknown gents or pocket watch movement

unknown gents or pocket watch movement

This movement was donated by [Harald Hoeber](/supporters/harald-hoeber/. Thank you very much!