Rockford, Illinois was the ideal location for a new watch factory back in 1875, since three rail lines converged on the small town, with the idea of marketing them exclusively to railroad personnel. This survivor from 1890 is an ideal man's watch - heavy and loaded with eye-candy - and like the name implies, it conjures the all of the combined notions of toughness, durability, and James Garner.
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Rockford made fewer than a million watches during their 40-year run in the four popular sizes of the day, so any exceptional example is worth owning. The design of the open-face Model 7 and hunting Model 8 was a unique one, with pillar-less plates, interchangeable gear train wheels, and balance jewels with a adjustable end shake. This 15-jewel Grade 87 is in truly fantastic shape, with bright gilding on a sharp pattern and a set of blued screws to complement its new replacement display case, made right here at American Timekeeper specifically for this movement and its precise dimensions. The dial is a correct single-sunk Roman-numeral with a matching font to the signature on the movement and blued sickle hands. The case is made of anodized aluminum and 360 brass with relief cuts in the front bezel to make unscrewing it to set the time easier, and the convex glass crystals on both sides makes it easy to show off this exceptional survivor from the 1890s. All new cases come with a 12-inch Type I paracord lanyard and color-matched carabiner to prevent drops.
Manufacturer - Rockford
Serial Number - 370550
Watch Size - 18
Watch Model - 7
Watch Grade - 87
Jewel Count - 15
Winding/Setting - Stem/Lever
Production Year - 1890