ROCKFORD Key Wind 15j Serial No. 5727 Circa: 1877 Rare Display Case

ROCKFORD Key Wind 15j Serial No. 5727 Circa: 1877 Rare Display Case


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ROCKFORD WATCH CO. Rockford, Illinois 1873 – 1915 The Rockford Watch Company’s equipment was bought from the Cornell Watch Col, 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 Rover. The first watch was placed on the market on May1, 1878. They were key wind, 18 size, full plate expansion balance and dials made by outside contract. By 1877 the company was making ¾ plate and nickel movements that fit standard steel cases. The factory was located on the Railroad lines and they always advertised the Railroad. The company had some problems in 1896, and the name changed to Rockford Watch Co Ltd. It closed in 1915. This example is first run key wind with an extremely low serial No. ROCKFORD 18 size, open face Key Wind and Key Set, full plate Gilt 15 Jewels, Serial No. 5727. The white porcelain Dial is mint and marked: ROCKFORD WATCH CO./ ILLINOIS. The case is very scarce double hinged back and top nickel Salesman's display case marked: DUEBER HAMPDEN. The crystals are both original hard rock beveled. Very clean, running and still accurate. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET OR BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME. NOTE: We have been selling vintage watches on E-Bay since 1998 as watchco1974 with over 9800 vintage watch sales and 100% positive feedbacks. You can buy from us with confidence. OTHER NICE FEATURES: Free U.S. Shipping. $58 Fedex overseas.
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