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

Mixed Run: Various Grades Reported (All Model 3)

Manufacturer: Rockford
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 219635
Grade: Unknown
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1884
Size: 18s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: Full Plate
Data Research: 1907 Rockford Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

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  • September 27, 2019:
    Serial Number 223453 was reported as accurate
  • March 9, 2019:
    Serial Number 222575 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My 222575 Rockford is gilt and open face. No
    jewel mark. Simple regulator-no whip.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • December 16, 2018:
    Serial Number 220756 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • November 8, 2018:
    Serial Number 220095 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • October 20, 2018:
    Serial Number 223224 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: My watch movement has a Gilt finish.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • August 25, 2018:
    Serial Number 221789 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • July 22, 2018:
    Serial Number 222608 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: This one is a Model 3, 11-15J, full gilt plate,
    stem wind, lever set hunting style. Meggers &
    Ehrhardt are way off on it. Cheers. duffy l.
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. With the gilt finish and 15 jewels, the movement would be classified as Grade 44, with the understanding that Rockford did not produce an 11-Jewel Gilt Model 3.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • March 7, 2018:
    Serial Number 219635 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • February 10, 2018:
    Serial Number 223224 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • January 12, 2018:
    Serial Number 223224 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from 40 to Unknown
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • October 6, 2017:
    Serial Number 223456 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: Jewels 15, Grade 40
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The database has been updated accordingly. For clarity, could you confirm how you determined your movement is a grade 40 rather than 43?
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • May 12, 2017:
    Serial Number 224425 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • June 21, 2016:
    Serial Number 224470 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • November 21, 2015:
    Serial Number 224109 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • August 29, 2015:
    Serial Number 223440 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • July 14, 2015:
    Serial Number 224204 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
  • September 16, 2014:
    Serial Number 220609 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • September 2, 2014:
    Serial Number 224043 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • August 27, 2014:
    Serial Number 224043 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • December 21, 2013:
    Serial Number 220260 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • November 24, 2013:
    Serial Number 220321 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • October 23, 2013:
    Serial Number 221070 was reported as accurate
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • September 9, 2013:
    Serial Number 222782 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: gilt finish, not nickel
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • March 2, 2013:
    Serial Number 222681 was reported as inaccurate
    No further details were submitted with the report.
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
  • February 8, 2013:
    Serial Number 219615 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: regulator is not adjusted on balance cock, same as
    type in model 1
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Jewels changed from ? to 15j
    Movement Finish changed from Nickel to Gilt or Nickel
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