My research indicates this verge fusee movement (circa 1800) was made by Henri Raiguel, the original senior founding partner of the Agassiz Watch Company that became the Longines Watch Company. This indicates that this could be the earliest movement that has a direct link to the history of Longines. The top of the movement is engraved. While stamped inside on the lower plate is.
Raiguel alone indicates that this movement was made by Henri Raiguel before he began a partnership with his brother-in-law Florian Morel before they began a partnership with Auguste Agassiz that ultimately becamLongines. Those who have followed my listings and history of my finding new caretakers for a large collection of early horological material, are aware that often unusual and historic pieces are turning up. My web site for some of that research is at. As a basic verge fusee movement, that is not running, this movement is interesting but not unusual.
The fact that it is signed by the original senior partner of the Agassiz Watch Company during his earliest period before his partnership with his brother in law makes this an important piece of horological history. I have spent a substantial amount of time researching and preparing this particular listing. I welcome hearing from anyone who can either add or disagrees with my conclusions. Anyone who is interested in becoming the next caretaker for this historic piece of horology is responsible for doing their own due diligence and research to verify my conclusions. In the process of researching this movement I have submitted it for review to the NAWCC forum and to the Longines Watch Company.
Below are comments from that dialogue. Copies of that information is below. CONDITION: Not working, no chain, no dial.
Engraved on top of movement: F. Trommer A HORST Stamped inside on lower plate of movement: H. SIZE: diameter 40.5 mm+/. Below is the timeline as it related to Henri Raiguel. 1790 1808 Henri Raiguel is listed in Baillie as being a watchmaker in St.
1820 circa Henri Raiguel and his brother-in-law form a partnership. 1832 Auguste Agassiz arrived in Saint-Imier and entered the "Comptoir horloger Raiguel Jeune". 1832-33 Auguste Agassiz founded the "Comptoir Raiguel Jeune & Cie" together with Florian Morel and Henri Raiguel. One of Auguste's sisters married Charles- Marc Francillon, a shopkeeper from Lausanne and in 1834 they had a son, Ernest Francillon. 1838 Auguste Agassiz and Florian Morel became the owners of the "Comptoir Agassiz & Cie".
1846 Agassiz became head of company. 1852 Agassizs nephew, Ernest Francillon, entered the company. 1862 Ernest Francillon become his uncle's successor.
The new company became Ancienne Maison Auguste Agassiz, Ernest Francillon, Successeur. " At that time watchmaking in the area used the skills of people working outside the "comptoir d'établissage, often at home.1867 The Longines factory is located in Saint-Imier. Current Longines is part of the Swatch Group. Re: Raiguel Trommer Longines early watch looking for connection. Like R##, I feel that this movement is unlikely to be as late as the 1820s; the balance and cock are too big (relative to the overall size) and the movement is too deep.
Compare the first of Enricos images after Linder, which shows the typical proportions of a late Franco-Swiss verge. 1800 (circa) seems quite possible; the hexagonal pillars are typical of the period. (at) before the town name surely demonstrates a Swiss origin. I recently came across a verge fusee watch movement by F. Trommer A HORST that has H.
Raiguel CNE stamped on the inside of the movement. My research indicates this Raiguel was one of the original partners with Agassiz. Anything you might tell me about this particular movement is appreciated. Watchmovement by H Raiguel REQ050161 We thank you for contacting us and for your interest in Longines watches. After having checked with our chief watchmaker, we inform you that this is an escape wheel movement, calibre AA1 based on a Japy movement-blank.
We hope this information will be of help to you and remain at your entire disposal for any further information you may need. Truly yours, name deleted for privacy Brand Heritage Compagnie des Montres Longines Francillon SA CH-2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland. We can find a great amount of information in our archives, however unfortunately there are some gaps. As a matter of fact, we dont have a lot of reports regarding the Comptoir Raiguel Jeune and Company.
Therefore, we really regret not to be able to help you and give you further information. The top place is engraved with F N Trommer. Horst is a municipality in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
It is situated approximately 14 km southeast of Itzehoe, and 7 km northwest of Elmshorn. Horst is the seat of the Amt Horst-Herzhorn I could find no information about Trommer as a watchmaker or retailer of watches. Please note that I could not find any original copies of movements by Raiguel, Morel or their partnership on any Longines web sites or in any other reference sources.I try to provide the most complete and honest information possible and accurate descriptions in my listings about each watch. This can include conclusions based on my research and general knowledge. It may take a while but there is more watch material coming. GENERAL : We try very hard to please our customers.
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