FE 163-4

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8 3/4”’ | Hand Wind | Swiss Lever | Sweeping Seconds | Date |

Remarks:

  • Date with quick setting by repeated change 22 -> 24h
  • Round date module is completely screwed onto the form base movement and is driven by a high gear rim on the hour wheel
  • Variants of the FE 163:
    • 163: No seconds (height: 3.61 mm)
    • 163-1: Date, no seconds (height: 4.51 mm)
    • 163-3: Sweeping seconds (height: 4.20 mm)
    • 163-4: Sweeping seconds, date (height: 5.10 mm)

 

  • Listing ID: 4798
  • Manufacturer / Brand: FE
  • Caliber: 163-4
  • Size: 6 ¾ x 8''' (base movement), 8 ¾''' with date module
  • Shape: Round
  • Winding: Manual (Crown)
  • Hand Setting: Crown
  • Seconds Hand: Sweeping seconds (central seconds)
  • Escapement: Lever (Swiss, English, Glashütte)
  • Date & Day: Date
  • Jewels: 17
  • Setting Lever Screw/Pin Position: Right
  • Balance Position: Right (0 - 120°)
  • Shock Protection: None
  • Beats per hour: 21,600
  • Balance Type: Nickel
  • Power Reserve: Unknown
  • Production Period: Unknown, probably around 1980 (mentioned in this document from 1981: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:21981A0801(01):DE:HTML)
  • Identification: FE logo marked under the balance and 163-4 under the escape wheel. Original data sheet (undated) is available as PDF.
  • External Link: https://uhrforum.de/threads/identifizierte-uhrwerke-die-weder-bei-ranfft-lorenz-noch-im-watch-wiki-zu-finden-sind.86322/page-5#post-1590320
  • Country: France
  • Contributor ©: Uhrforum.de member Badener (Andreas Kelz)

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