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Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch

Grade: Unknown

Mixed Run: Model 1, 2, 3, and 6 Reported. (Please Submit Information, If Known)

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 136777
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1881
Size: 18s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Pressed Cup/Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Either
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Signing Style: Formal Script
Movement Inlay Color: None
Movement Setting: Key
Plate: Full Plate
Regulator: Plain
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Rockford Watch Co.
Rockford Ills.
Patent Pinion
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: Rockford Serial Lists designate run as 18-Size Model 3. Mixed Run: 18-Size Models 1, 2, 3, and 6. Based on reports, the first 500 are likely Model 1. The next 500 are likely Model 2. The Model 6 Movements have been reported between 136701-136800. The Last 1,000 movement in run are possibly Model 3.
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Verifications & Observations

134001
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138000
  • October 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 136712 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Nickel finish exposed excapment 18s moverment
  • May 14, 2018:
    Serial Number 136777 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Model 6
    Exposed escapement
  • May 9, 2018:
    Serial Number 136025 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Finish is nickel, screw set jewel,key or lever
    set.
  • April 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 136025 was reported as accurate
  • April 2, 2018:
    Serial Number 134711 was reported as accurate
  • January 30, 2018:
    Serial Number 137406 was reported as accurate
  • December 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 136703 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movemebt is an 18 size 15 jewel nickel movement.
    The movement is full plate but has an exposed
    escapement with the cut out on the top plate so
    you can see the entire escapement work. The
    movement is a hunter movement and has blued screws
    throughout the movement.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. If possible, please upload an image of the movement to your collection so we can take a closer look.
  • May 13, 2017:
    Serial Number 135327 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a model 2 (has 2 case screws). Hunting
    configuration with winding arbor at 3 o'clock.
    Lever set.
  • March 2, 2017:
    Serial Number 137697 was reported as accurate
  • November 19, 2015:
    Serial Number 136523 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 136523 has only 1 case screw. More than likely a
    model 2.
    Curator Response: Rockford 18s Model 1s contain one case screw. Model 2 contains two.
  • November 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 136523 was reported as accurate
  • November 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 136523 was reported as accurate
  • November 10, 2015:
    Serial Number 136523 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: sn# 136523 is a nickel model 1 as it is, in
    running condition in a key wind
    only open face case.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 17, 2015:
    Serial Number 136507 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Watch is Key Wind/Key Set, Nickle movement, the
    regulator matches those shown for a model 1 or 2
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt or Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • December 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 137954 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • December 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 137954 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • October 24, 2014:
    Serial Number 134521 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • October 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 134521 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: model 1
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • September 17, 2014:
    Serial Number 136715 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: model 6
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 10, 2014:
    Serial Number 137627 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Jewels = 7
    Movement Finish = Gilt
    Movement Setting = Lever/Key
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 134804 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 134804 is a Model 1, KW/KS, Gold Gilt, 11 Jewel.
    The table in the "Guide" are incorrect. I can
    send a photo if you would like. Sorry I reported
    this serial number as accurate before I realized
    the discrepancy.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • March 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 134804 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • November 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 137406 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • July 29, 2013:
    Serial Number 137697 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
  • February 26, 2013:
    Serial Number 137790 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 11j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt
    Factory Model changed from 3 to 1
    Movement Setting changed from Lever to Key
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch