Agat 4295A

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Agat 4295A


Made in Zlatoust in the Ural is the Agad 4295A, an 18 1/2 ligne stopwatch movement, which is the russian stopwatch movement and still in production (as of 2021).

It’s display range is between 0.2 seconds and 60 minutes.

Agat 4295A: base plate

base plate

With 16 jewels, this movement is of higher quality than most other mechanical stopwatch movements, which were once produced when mechanical stopwatches were relevant.

All bearings of this pillar construction, except those of the mainspring barrel, contain rubies.

Agat 4295A: gear train

gear train

Except for the enormous size of the wheels, the gear train is basically the same as on a “normal” watch: The mainspring barrel drives the minute wheel (here located decentrally at 12 o’clock), followd by third wheel, center seconds wheel and the relatively tiny escape wheel made of steel.

Agat 4295A: side view of the gear train

side view of the gear train

This movement uses a swiss type pallet lever escapement. The anular Glucydur balance, which is unfortunatly not yet shock protected, beats with 18000 A/h, which means, that the movement can measure 1/5 second steps.

Besides a moveable hairspring stud, the adjustment of the hairspring length is made by a short regulator arm with an hammered in scale into the balance wheel cock.

Agat 4295A: Agat 4295A: Dial side

Agat 4295A: Dial side

The actual chronograph mechanism is located on the dial side.

Center part is the pillar wheel at position 4 o’clock, which works with 12 steps. Each second step, the balance wheel is started with the help of a lever at 6 o’clock, and on each following step, it is stopped. This way, additional measurings are possible.

When the balance wheel is stopped, with the lever at position 1 o’clock, the two chronograph hands can be reset to zero.

Technical data

Size:18 1/2''' (measured: 42,0mm)
Number of jewels:16
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Glucydur anular balance (three legs)
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Counterclockwise
Moveable stud:yes
Adjust mechanism:Short regulator arm
  • lever
  • escape wheel
  • seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Construction type:pillar construction
  • CHR (chronographe)
Inventory number:21004

Usage gallery

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Agat stopwatch

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