In the moment I'm really kissed by collectors luck. Always looking for early watches out of the billodes streed and trying to catch the differend brands I stumbled again over a quite rare and nice Zenith. I've seen several times Zenith movement out of this aera with the additional title : Prima. All together build a mixed picture. They usually differ a little bid to the standard like 17 jewels, srewed chartons or a rosat regulage but you can find all these fittings also in movements without the title : Prima and some of those seems not to differ in any way. The other title I've read about was: "superior". Usually these watches are out of budget but I could grap a non runner with some dents and a well used case thus the most collectors avoid. Again a hooray to my watchmaker and I proudly present a wonderful exact running pocket watch:
Here is definetly a difference to the "normal" Serie. With additional capstones on the leverweel you can count 19 jewels but for me the big surprise was the wonderful and big balance. I tried to make a picture compared to a normal one. Unfortunately I wasn'd able to get both balances sharp on one picture to retain the size but I think is sharp enough for comparison:
and because its so beautiful the balance in sharp:
the other side of the movement is nice but commun except the second capstone:
My summery: A wonderful three hand "understatement" Pocketwatch in a unpretentious 900'er silver dress and probably the higest grade movement which was sold as a serial product those times. Of course the watches submittet for chronometer competitions are a higher grade and not compareable but I'm very happy to see this one running in my hands.
Kind regards Silke