ROCKFORD 17j Winnegago Sixteen Size Open Face Grade 405
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The Watch Company
P.O. Box 3340
Santa Monica, Ca. 90408
ROCKFORD 17j Winnegago Sixteen Size Open Face Grade 405 Railroad Model Case Circa: 1908. Very scarce. 1873 – 1915. The Rockford Watch Company’s equipment was bought from the Cornell Watch Co., and two of Cornell’s employees, C.W. Parker and P.H. Wheeler, went to work for Rockford. The factory was located 93 miles from Chicago on the Rock River. The company had some problems in 1896, and the name changed to Rockford Watch Co. Ltd. IT closed in 1915 after a total production of under 1 million over 40 years. A million may seem like a lot however compared to Waltham at 20 million and Elgin at 18 million by the same year, you can see how scarce Rockford really was. Clean, running and still accurate. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
DIAL: Rare Rockford double sunken white porcelain dial with bold fancy Arabic figures and signed: “Rockford” in fine script. This is the original Rockford Railroad Model dial. Only one faint hairline exists at 7 edge, which does not distract.
MOVEMENT: Circular pattern damascening unique to this model. Sixteen sixe, open face, “Adjusted 5 Positions”, Three finger nickel bridge model, “Winnebago”, 17 Jewels”, 14k center wheel, #763,913. Excellent original condition.
CASE: Yellow Gold filled screw back and bezel plain polished signed: “R.R. MODEL” inside back. This is a high value rare early R.R. Model case, which predates all the more familiar cases produced latter in the 1920s. Built by the Wadsworth Watch Case Co.
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