Venus 55

Venus 55
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.

main plate
main plate

Another visual highlight is the perlage decoration below the balance.

dial side view
dial side view

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

Number of jewels15
EscapementAnchor with pallets
BalanceNickel screw balance
Shock protection(s)none
Balance cock directioncounterclockwise
Hairspring studfixed
Regulator typeLong regulator arm
Movement constructionFork
Escapement wheel, Fourth wheel, Third wheel, Center wheel
Mainspring barrel
Construction typesolid construction
Bridge shapeSkate fat, sharp at right front, 4 gears
Winding mechanismyoke
Setting lever spring2 holes
FunctionsHour, minute
Beats per hour18000
Size51/4 x 81/2''' (measured: 12,8 x 19,4 mm)
Image in Flume Werksucher 1947 117

Usage gallery

This movement was identified by a member of the german UhrForum, Holger 57. Thanks a lot!