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anyone heard of a Roska pocket watch?


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hi all, I have been given a swiss made pocket watch from my nan with the name Roska on the face. inside its engraved STAR 864992. Any ideas? can find no reference to Roska nor the star engraving? It is quite possibly a bit of old tat but it is a lovely old thing and I would love to know its origins if anyone can help? many thanks!

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I can certainly see Beguelin similarities, but unless I'm looking at the various images wrongly, in the above example I'm seeing the crown and ratchet wheels, the train bridge, the balance assembly and escapement cock all in different locations from those in the OP's watch. However, to paraphrase DB, vive la difference and I'm still drawing a blank on who made the Roska brand.

Cheers.

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I also believe that the case is likely to be a Dennison product. The Dennison "Star" rating for rolled gold guaranteed the finish for 10 years, which matches the details stamped inside the caseback. There are no references to Roska on Mikrolisk and my examination online so far hasn't revealed any illustrations or references to Roska watches. You might be amused to know that the word, roska, is Finnish for trash or rubbish, and the use of the surname, Roska, is most frequent in Norway, leaving aside the USA.

Seriously though, the brand is a real mystery and worth further research.

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