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    Rockford 930

    Here is another Rockford of mine, a grade 930 18 size 17 jewel adjusted. It was made in about 1908, and total production of grade 930 was 8970 pcs. I like how Rockford movement damascening looks almost 3-dimensional from some angles, this is maybe even more evident in my other Rockford two-tone posted earlier:
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    Re: Rockford 930

    Another fine timepiece Erik. Rockford rocks.
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    Re: Rockford 930

    For some reason almost all Rockfords I've seen are missing the micro-adjust for the regulator. This includes my solitary Rockford.

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    Re: Rockford 930

    Nice watch, Erik! It's certainly very clear and clean. Was Rockford a reputable watch-company?
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    Re: Rockford 930

    Ron maybe someone knows something about those springs that we don't. Maybe they are of a super rare material worth more than gold .

    Shangas, Rockford was a reputable company with several railroad grades. They started in 1876 and went out of business in 1915 with a total production of less than one million, so not seen as often as the bigger players.
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    Re: Rockford 930

    Erik, they're probably made from unobtainium.

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    Re: Rockford 930

    Rockfords are not common and are fine quality. Back when I was even dumber about watches than now, I was trusted to sell a 19j 16 size for a friend at a NAWCC mart. A N.Y. dealer grabbed it without the usual price argument. Us local yokels did not know it was saleable for 5 times my price. Although they did make a very few, Rockford did not normally sell anything but 17 and 21 jewels. Recently sold an 18 size 17j to a suspiciously interested buyer at NAWCC mart. It had a little gold decoration on movement, but maybe also a little unobtainium?

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    Re: Rockford 930

    Would you like to share the details of the 17j one you sold Art? Some Rockford grades had small production runs so could be scarce.
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    Re: Rockford 930

    748345 serial with wavy gold stripes on about 50% of plate area. No markings additional except Rockford, also on dial. Photo will not load. I do not know why some photos, no different from others, will not load.

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    Re: Rockford 930

    That would make it a grade 938 from 1908, also a model 9 as the grade 930 I posted here so a related grade from the same year. Yes, the 938 should have nickel/gilt damasceening. It had a total production figure of 8000 pcs. I have pictures of it but only in hard copy from old ads in Roy Ehrhardt's Rockford book.
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