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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: 7-Jewel, 11-Jewel, 15-Jewel, and 17-Jewel Examples Reported

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 202882
Grade: Unknown
Model: 1
Estimated Production Year: 1883
Size: 8s
Jewels: 7j    Mixed Run
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Plain
Railroad Grade: No
Quality Rating:
Movement Markings: R.W.Co.
Rockford, Ill.
Patent Pinion
Data Research: c.1907 Rockford Serial List
Research Note: Rockford Serial Lists designate range 200,001-213,100 as Size 8, Hunting, 3/4 Plate, Model 1. No jewel count is identified. Based on multiple reports, this serial range contains 7-17 jewels and both nickel and gilt movements are represented. #202279 Verified as 11 or 15 Jewels with nickel plates and a plain regulator [JH]. #202882: Verified as Gilt Movement with 11 Jewels.
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Verifications & Observations

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  • October 11, 2018:
    Serial Number 202882 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 202882 is an 11 jewel movement (not 7j), gilt
    plates (not nickel) and 6s (not 8s) size.
    Confirmed digital caliper measurement of this
    movement diameter is 33.71 mm.
  • May 6, 2018:
    Serial Number 209816 was reported as accurate
  • November 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 205071 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 205071 is an early rendition of the 8s movement
    (date of manufacture 1880). My watchmaker serviced
    my piece and counted 15 jewels, not 7. This has
    been repeatedly verified by other owners below.
    Please update the page.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. Based on the other submissions, it appears this is a mixed run with a variety of jewel counts. I have updated the result page accordingly.
  • September 27, 2017:
    Serial Number 203856 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is a gold gilted watch on the inside plates
    and not nickel as it shows plus it has more than 7
    jewels.
  • January 17, 2017:
    Serial Number 205430 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Stamped 17jewels
  • June 4, 2016:
    Serial Number 208560 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
  • April 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 203997 was reported as accurate
  • February 14, 2016:
    Serial Number 210241 was reported as accurate
  • December 7, 2015:
    Serial Number 201215 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This movement 201215 has 11 jewels. There are hole
    jewels on the top plate at escape wheel, 4th wheel
    and 3rd wheel. Also the lever jeweled on that
    side.
  • September 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 210271 was reported as accurate
  • July 12, 2015:
    Serial Number 206519 was reported as accurate
  • May 30, 2015:
    Serial Number 211373 was reported as accurate
  • April 27, 2015:
    Serial Number 212869 was reported as accurate
  • March 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 200990 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is an 8 size, but the train is jeweled and I
    think that it is at least an 11J.
  • February 15, 2015:
    Serial Number 204250 was reported as accurate
  • January 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 201352 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Change jewel count from 7 to 15
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Movement Finish changed from Gilt to Nickel
  • December 15, 2014:
    Serial Number 212547 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 8 size model 1
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
  • December 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 211758 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 208078 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 11, 2014:
    Serial Number 207377 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This is an 8 size, hunting, 3/4 gilt plate, 7
    jewels, stem wind, lever set Model 1. See
    Ehrhardt & Meggers to confirm.
    Cheers. duffy l.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 202854 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 8 size model 1
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 1, 2014:
    Serial Number 204431 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Movement is 8 Size 15 Jewels, Hunting, Gilt, 3/4
    Plate, Lever Set, Model 1, No Adjustments
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • September 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 209415 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • September 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 205417 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 21j
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • September 21, 2014:
    Serial Number 210065 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 3rd comment on this one from pic on ebay. Model
    1, can't tell if 6 or 8 size. Hunting, gilt,
    lever set, maybe 11 jewels.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • September 18, 2014:
    Serial Number 210065 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: size 8
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • August 29, 2014:
    Serial Number 210287 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • August 9, 2014:
    Serial Number 203238 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • May 12, 2014:
    Serial Number 211116 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • February 4, 2014:
    Serial Number 211686 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: 8 SIZE 7 JEWEL HUNTER LEVER SET GUILT FINISH
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • December 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 209799 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a size 3/0 and no jewels, 3/4 plate,
    gilded, Hunter case, stem wound, and set
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • November 11, 2013:
    Serial Number 205367 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: The actual movement is an 8S 3/4 plate stemwind,
    lever set in hunter configuration.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 30, 2013:
    Serial Number 209799 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Mine is a sized 6, model 1 with a movement as
    seen on page 369 of the complete price guide to
    watches., right column 2nd from the bottom.
    Guilded not nickle. Hunter Case.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Size changed from 18 to 8
    Jewels changed from 17j to 7j
  • October 15, 2013:
    Serial Number 209799 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Gilt plate, Hunter Case marked "Lion." Emblem of
    upright Lion over what looks like a German Iron
    Cross. Just the name "ROCKFORD" on the dial.
    Movement says R.W. Co. Rockford, Ill. Stem Wind
    Lever set.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
  • July 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 210978 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
  • July 10, 2013:
    Serial Number 206210 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 210841 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
  • January 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 204029 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
  • December 9, 2012:
    Serial Number 201416 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 7j
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Rockford Grade Unknown Pocket Watch