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
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.
Another visual highlight is the perlage decoration below the balance.
|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.
|Number of jewels||15|
|Escapement||Anchor with pallets|
|Balance||Nickel screw balance|
|Balance cock direction||counterclockwise|
|Regulator type||Long regulator arm|
Escapement wheel, Fourth wheel, Third wheel, Center wheel
|Construction type||solid construction|
|Bridge shape||Skate fat, sharp at right front, 4 gears|
|Setting lever spring||2 holes|
|Beats per hour||18000|
|Size||51/4 x 81/2''' (measured: 12,8 x 19,4 mm)|
|Image in Flume Werksucher ||1947 117|
This movement was identified by a member of the german UhrForum
Holger 57. Thanks a lot!