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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 57

AGASSIZ - EIGHT DAY GOING WATCH agassiz watch Co., swiss, no. 249990. Made circa 1925. Fine and rare, 18K gold, keyless, 8-day going pocket watch with power reserve indication.

C. Four-body, ?bassine?, polished, semi-concealed hinge. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Brushed silver with applied yellow gold cubiste numerals, outer engraved dot minute track, power reserve indication at 12, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold cubiste hands. M. 16 1/2 ???, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with 8 adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, 8-day power via an additional wheel. Dial, case and movement signed. DiaM. 44 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

USD 2,200 - 4,400 / EUR 1,800 - 3,600

Sold: CHF 1,375

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-19



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Another watch of similar type, no. 249712, was sold by Antiquorum, Hong Kong, June 6, 2004, lot 105. Agassiz Watch Co. s. A., founded in 1876, specialized in high quality watches. Later, Agassiz merged with Touchon & Co. of Geneva, who specialized in very thin movements.