Rockford Pocket Watches

 

1873-1915


When the Cornell Watch Company failed in 1873, the factory equipment was bought and transferred to a new factory in Rockford, Illinois. The new watch company became known as the Rockford Watch Company.

The first superintendent of the company was Mr. Clarke, a former employee of the United States Watch Company. Due to his employment history, the first pocket watches produced by the Rockford Pocket Watch Company displayed many similarities to the watches manufactured by his former employer. Rockford focused on selling exclusively to one dealer in the town and concentrated on railroad trade.
In the beginning, the company was merely able to produce 10 pocket watches per day, but at its peak, was producing 150 movements daily. Despite this production rate, the company like many other fell into a financial dilemma. They survived for nearly 20 more years under receivership as the Rockford Watch Company, Ltd and finally stopped manufacturing in the year of 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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