I saw this beauty on Ebay, listed as not running. I initially wanted it for the minute hand for my other Roskopf and the crystal.
I won the watch, and including delivery I am £20 lighter. When it arrived the crystal was broken, I guess a knock in the post as the box corner was damaged. I am not going to argue over a Crystal. Anyway the hand did NOT fit my other Roskopf, which in a way I am happy about, as the watch is a nice one and a shame to break it.
I set too stripping the watch down and discovered a lot of crap on the pivots, and after letting the main spring down found it still had a little tension.
I cleaned the pivots and the holes in the plates, light application of lube to see how it ran, and hey presto! It ran. Now it has a very nice loud strong tick when you apply pressure to the crown when winding. But when the tension is released the tick is weaker. I am sure the problem is the barrel arbour needing a clean and greased. That is something I will do in the coming weeks.
On the whole I think once it is finished it will make a fantastic daily wearer.