Gold Rockford Pocket Watch C1885 | 14K Yellow Gold Hunter Case 83.9 DWTS
By the 1880s, the gilded age was in full swing as is evident with this luxurious
1885 solid gold hunter case Rockford pocket watch. Large and impressive, this 18
Size watch weighs 83.9 DWTS.
Manufacturer: * Rockford
Serial #: 2293395
Circa Date: 1885
Size: 18 Size.
Style: Hunter Case.
Material: 14K Yellow Gold.
Decorations: Machined/engine turned.
Weighs: 83.9 DWTS
Conditions: C 2
(The case is in Perfect condition)
Numerals: Roman Numerals.
Hands: Fancy Hands.
Conditions: D 3-50
(The dial is in Very Good condition - hairline(s) barely visible)
Jewels: 15 Jewels.
Setting: Lever Set.
Escapement: Lever Escapement.
Layout: Full Plate Layout.
Conditions: M 3
(The movement is in Very Good condition)
* Rockford Watch Co. Located in Rockford,, Illinois 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 first watch
was placed on the market on May 1, 1876. Three railroads came through Rockford,
and the company always advertised to the railroad and the demand was very
popular with them.