In 1953 the very well preserved wreck was discovered at 42 meters depth, with all masts still standing up. Amongst the finds on the ship were gold watches, snuffboxes and a two wheel carriage.
The author’s research of the find at the Maritime Museum in Finland has cast new light upon the manufacturing of watches with false signatures.
The research material is unique since it represents a group of watches, from a very exact and limited time period, packed in the same box with the same destination.
These would otherwise free from this context have a restricted value of proofing their connection to both time and place as well as to their internal relationship.
The booklet does not only contain a thorough investigation of each of the 11 watches found onboard the ship, but also a list of all watchmakers active in the Augsburg / Friedberg area during the 17th to 19th century.
Booklet, soft cover