Watchmaker: W.A.

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The engraving on the cover of the case is from a print by Jacob Binck (ca. 1500–1569) titled A Roman Soldier Presenting Grapes to a Nude Woman. Other engravings on the case allude to allegories of faithful wives. The use of both brass and steel for the wheels of the movement seems to indicate a Flemish origin for the watch. The primitive form of the cock would appear to support the early date.

Watch, Watchmaker: W.A., Case and dial: gilded brass; Movement: gilded brass and polished steel, Flemish, Antwerp or possibly Ghent

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