Sad lone Agassiz pocket watch movement. Info?

Spartcom5

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I bought this movement from a local shop. They had just recently scrapped the massive 18k gold case and the movement sat by itself. They wanted 20 bucks so I picked it up. The serial number seems to be pretty low at 8690. Can anyone provide some info on this? I have the crown and stem as well.
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Dr. Jon

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The movement is low to mid grade Agassiz, still a very fine movement, just not theor top grade. It predates 1897 becuawse it is not marked "Swiss". It may be earlier bit I do not recall when markign Swiss on imports became mandatory.
 

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That's probably the most common Agassiz configuration. Sometimes they have more jewels and/or micrometric regulator adjustment, but yours is still a nice movement. And the price was quite good, IMO. You lucked out that the shop who facilitated the scrapping either had some know-how and/or respect for antiquities. This seems to be a rarity in the scrapping business. Usually the dial, often having survived beautifully for over 100 years, will receive all sorts of damage from uncaring hands and overkill tools working only for expedience.

It's a nice movement. Too bad about the case. Enjoy.
 
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