The perfect combination of rugged elegance to accompany you on that next business or road trip - a men's 16-size Rockford gold pocket watch from 1903, the same year that the very first World Series was played between the AL's Boston Americans (later the Boston Red Sox) and the NL's Pittsburg Pirates. Go back to a simpler time with a mechanical companion that's already been there.
The Rockford Watch Co had a fairly long run, producing a little under a million watches in a remarkable array of grades and models, including wind-indicators, marketed almost exclusively to railroad personnel. During their 40 years in business the factory endured lightning strikes, employee layoffs, fires, and the death of its superintendent, Albert Troller, while sitting at his desk. The total production of the 11-jewel Grade 595 was just 2,000, made in two separate runs of a thousand pieces each. All the gear train jeweling was on the upper plates, leading to what was eventually termed "dishonest jeweling". This gorgeous and all-original example has a crisp pattern on exceptionally clean plates with no corrosion or scarring anywhere with the conical screw package, and was just completely overhauled for the next owner. The single-sunk dial is the correct one with the full cursive signature behind blued spade-and-poker hands. The 20-year Elgin case has very little mileage on it, with a rayed pattern on the back, a clear shield, a sharp crown, a tight bow, and a new crystal.
Manufacturer - Rockford
Serial Number - 602839
Watch Size - 16
Watch Model - 2
Watch Grade - 595
Jewel Count - 11
Winding/Setting - Stem/Pendant
Production Year - 1903
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