Roskopf Proletarian Watch, Ornate case

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Roskopf Proletarian Watch, Ornate case

650.00

George Frederic Roskopf was of German decent and was born in 1813. In 1857, Roskopf designed a simplified watch, known as the "Proletarian Watch" which won a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1868. Notably, he replaced the cylinder escapement with an anchor escapement with steel pin-pallets that were much easier to manufacture.

The case appears to be made out of brass with a fired on brown coating and ornately decorated with flowers, mythological cupid and fairy.  When you take off the back cover, there is a clear dust cover which allows you to view the movement in action. The movement plate is stamped with a emblem and movement design.

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