Lot 700: An Austrian ebonised and walnut "Early Digital Timepiece", Joseph Pallweber
October 26, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: An Austrian ebonised and walnut "Early Digital Timepiece", Joseph Pallweber , late 19th/early 20th century, the spring driven "jump hour" movement stamped PATENT PALLWEBER, and numbered 00774 to arm, the white enamel dial marked PATENT and displaying hours and minutes on vertical rotating wheels, the seconds traditionally shown below, the case with flanking columns and plinth base, 37cm high, Joseph Pallweber is best remembered for his pocket watches with his signature "jump-hour" mechanism. Instead of a conventional dial, the jump-hour features two windows in an enamel dial, through which the hours and minutes are visible on rotating discs.