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Buffat Historique et Technique de la Montre Roskopf

By Eugene Buffat

French, 1914, 97 pages, ill

First published in 1914, this study of the Roskopf watch is the most comprehensive, including a detailed biography of G.F. Roskopf and a thorough study of his watch calibres.

Buffat was a watchmaker who was the associate of and successor to G.F. Roskopf's son, F.E. Roskopf, and so he was in an excellent postion to write this book.

Those interested in Roskopf watches should also read Albin Schaeder "The Proletarian Watch" which provides an excellent pictorial survey of these watches and some additional material.

The original French book is a pdf file of page scans (about 10 MB):

Illustration: Lucida Roskopf calibre, without a centre wheel and with the motion work driven from the barrel. Skeletonised movement with glass bezels front and back.