14 CT GOLD LEVER SETTING ORIGINAL POCKET WATCH. CASE RESTORED CLEANED AND GIVEN A LIGHT POLISH. MOVEMENT SERIAL NUMBER 200759 , OUTER LIDS SERIAL NUMBERS 342876 34876 INNER CASE SERIAL NUMBER. Hands - gun , metal blued steel flip open the front cover by pressing in on the crown the outer lid will open exposing the hand setting lever , which is pulled out towards the crown and then the time is set to the desired time shallow spade matching original hands.
Dial - cream with age roman numerals with subsidiarity seconds hand. PATENT PINION JEWELLED LEVER MOVEMENT. MOVEMENT - THE MOVEMENT HAS BEEN SERVICED AND TIMED WITH LIGHT ERROR / CASE POLISHING AND CLEANING WINDING HAS NO PROBLEMS AS WELL AS THE HAND SETTING. A AFTER MARKET POCKET WATCH BOX WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH THE WATCH.
14 CT GOLD WEIGHT INCLUDING CASE GLASS AND MOVEMENT 58.64 GRAMS AND A 14 CT GOLD WEIGHT OF 17.5 GRAMS. HAND ENGRAVED WITH A GARLAND ENGRAVING PLATE WHICH CAN BE INITIALLED WITH THE RECIPIENTS INITIALS OR MESSAGE. THE REAR HAS BEEN ENGRAVED WITH A COLLIE SHEEP DOG FARMING BACKGROUND OR DOG LOVERS DEPICTION. HAND SETTING - Push down on the crown the front lid will open fully and allow the hand setting lever to be pulled out to engage the hands , turning the crown will set the hands and returning the leaver will allow the cover to be closed when this setting of the hands is being completed the glass and inner bezel do not lift and expose the dial.
Two of Cornell's former employees, P. Wheeler (Wheeler's Patent, etc) and C.Parker became key employees of Rockford. Their factory building was built in 1875-76, and was located on the 300 block of South Madison in Rockford (parts of the original factory building were later used by Rockford High School). Early Rockford watches were signed "Ruby" or "Ruby Jewels" which later became a stylised letter "R" engraved next to the jewel-count. Rockford watches were quite popular with railroad men, as 3 railroads went through Rockford, and the company advertised heavily to them.
Many of the later Rockford watches are signed "RG" for "Railroad Grade" The company had financial difficulties in 1896, and after reorganisation the name was changed to Rockford Watch Co. They finally closed their doors in 1915. Rockford is one of the companies that produced a relatively small number of good-quality watches, and as such they are quite collectable. The item "R W ROCKFORD 14 CT GOLD POCKET WATCH COLLIE SHEEP DOG 1889 WORKING SERVICED" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches".
The seller is "time2timepiece" and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped worldwide.