Rockford Pocket Watches

1873-1915


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In 1873, after the failure of the Cornell Watch Company, the production equipment was purchased and installed in a new factory on the east bank of the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois. In November, 1875 the Rockford Watch Company began business in the new factory. By May of 1876 the factory was producing about 10 watches per day. The first full -plate keywind movements turned out were very similiar to the United States Watch Company movements, because Mr. Clarke, the first Superintendent of the Rockford Watch Company had worked for the United States Watch Company. Rockford only sold to one jeweler in a town, giving the retailer an exclusive for the watch. The company targeted the railroad trade. At the height of production the factory was producing about 150 watches per day. In 1896 the company experienced financial difficulties and fell into receivership. Under receivership the name was changed to the Rockford Watch Company, Limited. Production ceased in 1915.

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size Marked 9 Jewel Key Wind Pocket Watch movement with Rockford Watch Co in script

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size Unmarked 9 Jewel Key Wind Pocket Watch movement with Rockford Watch Co in block lettering

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 11 Jewel Model 1 Extra Key Wind Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 15 Jewel Model 1 Key Wind Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 15 Jewel Model 6 Exposed Escapement Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 15 Jewel Model 7 Grade 86 Pocket Watch movement with lever set and pendent set screw on the movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 15 Jewel Model 7 Grade 86 Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 9 Jewel Model 8 Nat'l Jewelers Watch Co. Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 9 Jewel Model 8 NRJA Pocket Watch Dial

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 17 Jewel Model 8 Two Tone Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 17 Jewel Model 9 Grade 925 Two Tone Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 17 Jewel 930 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 21 Jewel 918 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 21 Jewel Unmarked 910 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 21 Jewel 910 RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 21 Jewel 905 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 24 Jewel 900 RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 24 Jewel Unmarked 800 Marked RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 18 Size 24 Jewel Marked 800 Marked RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel 545 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel Unmarked 545 Marked RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel Unmarked 535 Marked RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel 530 RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel Unmarked 525 Marked RG grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel 525 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel Plymouth Watch Co. Prince of Wales Movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 21 jewel 655 grade Wind Indicator Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size Wind Indicator Pocket Watch Dial

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 size 17 jewel Indicator grade Wind Indicator Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 Size 15 Jewel 102 grade Dome hunting case Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 Size 17 Jewel 573 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 Size 17 Jewel Winnebago Pocket Watch movement

A closeup View of a Rockford 16 size 17 jewel Doll Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 Size 11 Jewel 600 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup view of a Rockford 16 Size 7 Jewel 615 grade Pocket Watch movement

A closeup View of a Rockford 6 size 9 jewel 162 grade Pocket Watch movement

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