Double-cased pocket watch by Swiss brand F.E. Roskopf made of base metal. The inner dust case is combined with glass. The watch has an enamel dial with Roman numerals. This type of pocket watch was introduced at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris - engraved directly on the watch movement.
Functional, on mechanical winding. The dial is slightly damaged at the edge in two places.
Due to the age of the watch, we cannot guarantee its accuracy and long-term functionality.
Georges Frederic Roskopf founded a company specialising in the manufacture of pocket watches in the Swiss town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1835. The area around this town is known as the "Watch Valley" because it is here that countless watch brands, including some of the most famous, were founded. Roskopf was most focused on producing cheap yet quality pocket watches that were affordable for everyone. He was the first to invent the "pin lever escapement" and had it patented in many European countries. However, there was no patent office in Switzerland until 1888, so this revolutionary movement could be used publicly by anyone. During the 19th and 20th centuries, more than 20 million watches with the "Roskopf" patent were produced by various manufacturers.
His son, Fritz Edouard Roskopf, continued in the watchmaking industry and founded his own eponymous company, F.E. Roskopf, in Geneva, from which the watch we offer here comes. Interesting fact: in 1899, F.E. Roskopf patented the setting of the watch hands via the crown.
This is an antique product, the warranty period is 12 months.