This is a Fine 14ct SOLID GOLD Pocket Watch by AGASSIZ, , which dates to around 1910c and which is in superb condition.
The 39mm Enamel Dial is signed Benedict Brothers and has Officer Style Arabic Numerals and red minute markers in the outer chapter ring. It is very crisp and in excellent condition, with just one very light hairline running through 3. It has striking looking bronze hands and a glass crystal. There is a sub secs hand fitted, which is not shown in the pics.
The 46mm Case is stamped 14K DUEBER and has their recessed Anchor Gold Trade Mark on the back cover, together with serial number 6932828. The front bezel and the back cover snap tightly shut. It is in very good condition with just two light dings, as shown in the pics. It has a gross weight of 58 grams.The High Quality AGASSIZ Movement is in very good cosmetic condition, is working very well and keeping very good time over 24 hours. It is stem wound and set and has a precision regulator. It is signed 17J, 6 ADJUSTMENTS, sn 221178 and has wolf’s tooth winding. It was a contract for Benedict Bros, New York and is stamped Agassiz W.Co. Swiss – (Ref : 459D)
The AGASSIZ Watch Co. was founded in 1876 as Agassiz Fils in St. Imier by George Agassiz, who had been the head of Marketing and Accounting in Longines. This was a very high quality Swiss Maker, whose later movements were considered to be on par with Patek Philippe and were sold into the top retailers such as Tiffany, J.E. Caldwell, Putnam & Wallen, Spaulding & Co, etc . The Company had a close association with Touchon in the production of thin calibre watches – the famous $20 Gold Coin watches which they supplied to the likes of Tiffany, J E Caldwell and Cartier. They were listed as a Brand of A.Wittnauer after J.Eugene Robert retired in 1890 and in 1898 stated they were the sole Importer of Agassiz into the US. (see pages A16-A20 in K. Pritchards Swiss Timepiece Makers : 1775-1975).
This watch comes to you directly from a Long Time Local Collector and has not been on the market in more than 30 years.
A Rare high quality Solid Gold Pocket Watch to add to your collection.
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