Zillion jewel minute Losada Clock watch

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  1. Jeff Hess

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    I have found reference on the internet to a very similar watch being made for the 1861 or 1862 exhibition in the USA. It notes that is a highly decorative minute repeating clock watch. As most of you know the majority of clock watches seen in the marketplace are quarter hour. Losada had quite an interesting history and a quick reading of his Wikipedia page would be very interesting to anyone. Check out the workmanship! Jeff hess

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    jeff, it appears the exhibition was in London. Here is the "official" list of the first few International Expos.

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    Jeff, I have the official catalogue of the Division of the 1862 London Exhibition, which includes the horological section. The book (one of a set of several for the complete exhibition) weighs something like 20lbs!!!! The exhibition was staged because the 1851 Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace had been such a huge commercial success that they decided to hold another. The 1862 Exhibition was held in Kensington Park, and the Main Hall became the famous Natural History Museum when it was over.

    The horological section includes every leading watchmaker of the day, including especially the Dents and Charles Frodsham.

    I don't have the book at home right now, but f you'd like any more information from it, I can post scans from it.
     
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