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Antique Rockford Pocket Watch c.1900

Ref: LA76065

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Description

The watch has a stem-winding lever set movement, grade 575 which was produced in relatively low numbers, which is working well. The movement is signed and it has the serial number 557973 which dates it back to around 1900. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover.

The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The gold plated case was made by the Illinois Watch Case Company of Elgin, USA. The case is in nice condition with only light surface marks from use.

The plastic watch lens is in nice condition.

The white enamel dial is signed Rockford Watch Co and has a couple of faint hairline cracks although hardly noticeable and a small nibble to the outer edge at 1 o'clock but overall it is in nice condition for a 1900s piece.

The watch has its original blued steel hands.

The Rockford Watch Company began manufacture in 1873 with equipment purchased from the Cornwell Watch Company, and their first watch was made available in 1876. Their factory was built in Rockford. Rockford watches were quite popular with railroad men and the company aimed a high percentage of their advertising towards them. The company had financial problems in 1896, and after reorganisation the name was changed to Rockford Watch Co Ltd. They finally closed their doors in 1915. Rockford produced a relatively small number of good quality watches, and as such they are quite collectable.

The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.

All of our watches are checked over before listing and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

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Declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Rockford pocket watch (LA76065) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1900.

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