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Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (1 of 12)
Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (2 of 12)
Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (3 of 12)
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Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (6 of 12)
Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (7 of 12)
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Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (9 of 12)
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Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO

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Antique Gentleman's Rockford U.S.A, high grade 17 jewel Edwardian pocket watch with beautiful ivory porcelain dial in a 14 carat (stamped) yellow gold filled (known in the UK as rolled gold) Illinois full hunter case. C ~1902. (The Rockford Watch Co., Illinois, U.S.A. 1873 - 1915). Full working order and is an excellent timekeeper (within +2/-2 minute per 24 hours) with plenty of room on the regulator (which is sat correctly in the central position) for any further fine tuning. Fully checked and serviced by my highly experienced watchmaker and is guaranteed to be 100% authentic - a timepiece to grace any collection! DIAL;- Impressive and distinctive, high gloss, 'snowflake' white porcelain dial in very near mint condition - absolutely no marks or nibbles and just one extremely feint little hairline showing under eyeglass only from base of sub dial to dial edge (so small is not showing up in the photographs but mentioning for accuracy). Signed clearly in black very fancy script; Rockford Watch Co. Beneath this is stamped in black old cursive script; U.S.A.,(denoting this watch was made for the export market, usually the U.K). Very bold black Roman numerals with black minute markers and bolder black five minute dot markers forming the chapter ring. Recessed sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original bright blued steel spade and whip hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight order. Original hunter glass (not acrylic) in amazingly clear and bright scratch free condition. CASE;- The highly polished/very chunky (5cm diameter / 6.9cm from top of bow to base), 14 carat (stamped) gold filled case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 108.4 grams), robust and in wonderful condition - tiny bit of very light pocket wear to the case circumference only, one extremely tiny pin prick indentation to the front cover, small indentation to back cover (only visible if caught in the right light) and just light and fine little overall surface scratches commensurate with age and use in her 119 years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover is hinged at 9, opens to over 90 degrees by depressing the winder, closing tightly with a very reassuring click and is numbered to the inside (slightly rubbed); 846145. Both the back cover and dust cover are again hinged at 9, open to exactly 90 degrees, closing tightly and both large hinges are true and firm with absolutely no play (the front cover hinge has a little bit of play). The inside of the back cover is clearly stamped in fancy/arched script; ILLINOIS WATCH CASE Co. Elgin U.S.A. Clearly numbered; 846145 and this number is correctly repeated to the inner back case cuvette. The inside of the dust cover is clearly stamped; GUARANTEED TO BE MADE OF TWO PLATES OF 14CT GOLD WITH PLATE OF COMPOSITION BETWEEN AND TO WEAR 20 YEARS and is numbered again; 846145. Also carries a service mark recently done my my watch repairer which is dated 12/20 (12th December 2020). MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set, high grade 17 ruby jewelled, three finger bridge nickel plate lever movement (Grade; 572, Model; 4, Size; 16) is in superb and clean order and as mentioned above has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker. Carries the most amazing 'zig-zag' engine turning to the top plates and 'fish scale' engine turning to the bottom plate - the detail of which remains as crisp and clear today as the day they were made. Has a compensated balance wheel with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), bright blued steel over coil balance spring which is true, in the round (and 'breathing' well), red gold third and fourth wheels, large ruby jewels in red gold sunken screwed in chaton settings, ruby end stone again in a red gold chaton setting, beautifully and heavily engraved (in black) balance cock, attractive swan neck regulator, engine turned 'swirl' decoration to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original matching steel movement screws. Stamped clearly on the top plates in very fancy arched black script; ROCKFORD WATCH Co. U.S.A. 17 JEWELS and is clearly numbered (again in black); 608095 - dating her to 1902. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent time with a sure, strong positive action - runs like a train. Winds extremely smoothly and fully (do not be afraid to fully wind, over-winding is the greatest horological myth!) Runs for over 30 hours on a full wind. Hand set operates smoothly and correctly - the pull up/push down action is very firm and true. Lovely large un-worn gold filled 'onion' crown. Good original firm gold filled bow. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Antique American timepiece which is one for the collector - she will make a perfect gift and a heirloom to be enjoyed by your future generations! Ready to wear or display. Will be delivered in a new presentation box and be very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of antique gold filled watch chains listed and in stock which will compliment this watch well - please contact me if you have any specific requirements. *** WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE *** UK - FREE! ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SIGNED FOR DELIVERY

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riversidemaximus23 has clarified that the Antique Pocket Watch 1902 Rockford USA 17 Jewel 14ct Gold Filled Full Hunter FWO (LA336370) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1902

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Origin:
American
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Date of Manufacture:
1902

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