Venus 55

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Venus 55


The Venus 55 is a typical form movement, which was used in the 1940ies in ladies' watches. It impresses by its quality which is far above standard.

The regulating organ is a golden toned screw balace. The hairspring connected to it can be well regulated in its effective length by a long regulator arm with scale.

The escapement is a pallet lever, which controls a conventionally constructed movement. The speciality of the gears is, that three of them are beared on the movement side in chatons, of which the jewels have got an oil reservoir.

Venus 55: main plate

main plate

Another visual highlight is the perlage decoration below the balance.

Venus 55: Venus 55 dial side

Venus 55 dial side

On the dial side, there are also jewel bearings with oil reservoirs, which is visual appealing, too.

Of course, this movement has got a yoke winding system, and here, the setting lever spring has got a very unique shape.

Technical data

Size:5 1/4 x 8 1/2''' (measured: 12,8 x 19,4mm)
Number of jewels:15
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Counterclockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel
  • mainspring barrel
Construction type:solid construction
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:2 hole(s)
References: Flume: 1947 117

Usage gallery

Venus 55: Ankra ladies' watch

Ankra ladies' watch

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