A rater form mher rare cylindovement is the quite tiny AS 1037, which was
used in ladies' watches, probably in the 1940ies. These kind of movements
already show signs of modern pallet anchor movements of the same time (shaping
of the bridges, silver colored plates, dial footer screw on the side of the
movement) and were probably made as cheap alternatives to pallet anchor movements.
Of course, the precision of these kind of movements is rather poor and since the
cylinder wheel always touches the balance axle, it can happen that the movements
once in a while just stops, especially when the last service was long ago.
There movement shown here makes no exception.
The balance wheel and all gears except the minute gear, run in synthetic
rubies, the bridges show nice decoration and anlage and even on the dial side,
it's a pleasant view to see the large servicing holes and the simple, but very
well made rocking bar winding mechanism.
This movement, which is already stamped with the modern "AS" marker, displays
hour and minute.
|dial side view|
|Number of jewels||
|Balance cock direction||
Long regulator arm|
Fourth wheel, Third wheel, Center wheel
|Beats per hour||
53/4 x 81/2'''|
|Image in Flume Werksucher ||