|Date/Report Number ..120426.TY5R0870.06 Item: 1876-78 GOLD FILLED MODEL ONE KEY WIND KEY SET ROCKFORD POCKETWATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE
1876-78 GOLD FILLED MODEL ONE KEY WIND KEY SET ROCKFORD POCKETWATCH APP 50MM
POCKET WATCH SETS WINDS RUNS & HAS A PORCELAIN DIAL & BLUED STEEL SPADE
HANDS THAT ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. DETAIL ON GOLD FILLED CASE BACK IS WORN BUT WITH
VERY LITTLE BRASSING. CASE SERIALS ALL MATCH. OUTER CASE BACK 39852. INNER CASE BACK
39852. KEY IS ORIGINAL TO THIS ROCKFORD & MOVEMENT SIGNED ROCKFORD WATCH CO ROCKFORD
ILL. A MODEL 1 SERIAL 56052 (ORIGINAL COMPANY) KEY SET POCKET WATCH MEASURES 55 mm WITHOUT
STEM/BOW 75 mm WITH STEM/BOW. CONDITION IS EXECELLENT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1000.00
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In 1875 the Rockford Watch Company began business in a new factory on the east bank of the Rock River in Rockford, Illinois. In 1876 the factory was producing 10 full -plate key wind watches every day. Rockford devised a marketing plan that allowed only one jeweler in any given town to sell Rockford Watches mainly to the Railroad Trade. This exclusive agreement benefited the jeweler. Approximately 150 watches were produced per day at the height of Rockford endeavors until in 1896 the experienced financial difficulties. A new company would emerge called the Rockford Watch Company Limited until the company finally closed its doors in 1915.