In the early 15th century, clocks of smaller size started to be produced. They include wall clocks, table-clocks and watch. Through the 17th and 18th centuries clockmakers in France, Germany and England developed new mechanical devices such as springs, gears, balance-wheels, escapements, and regulators, which led to constantly smaller and more precise timepieces. Most of the watches in the Tommaso Ruscitti Collection are pocket watches made between the late 16th and the 19th century by very prestigious clockmakers such as Augustin Forfaict (16th cent.), Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1832), Daniel Delander († 1733), John Ellicott (1706-1772) and Josiah Emery (ca. 1725-1797). They do not belong to either the Medicean or Lorraine Collection but were donated to the museum at a later date.
Charles Cabrier II, London, ca. 1730
Thomas Mudge, William Dutton, London, 1788
Josiah Emery, London, ca. 1780
Cheneviere, London, early 18th cent.
Daniel Quare, London, late 17th cent.
William Sharp, London, early 18th cent.
Daniel Delander, London, 1739
John Ellicott (watch), Georg-Michael Moser (outer case), London, ca. 1754
Charles Frodsham, London, 1900
James William Benson, London, 1886
Maker unknown, Japan, mid-19th cent.
Augustin Forfaict, Sedan, late 16th cent.
Nicolas Gribelin [attr.], Paris, late 17th cent.
Christoph Miller, Augsburg, 1640-1650
Maker unknown, Southern Germany, first half 17th cent.
Christopher Williamson, London, 1838
Maker unknown, Switzerland, ca. 1800
Maker unknown, France, ca. 1800
Jean-Baptiste Baillon de Fontenay [attr.], Paris, 1764
Humphrey Downing, London, mid-17th cent.
Henry Harper, London, ca. 1685
Maker unknown, France, ca. 1795-1800
Urban Jürgensen, Copenaghen, ca. 1810-1820
Breguet et Fils firm, Paris, 1816
James Markwick, London, early 18th cent.