The Rockford 003 (49mm)
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The Rockford 003 (49mm)

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The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)
The Rockford 003 (49mm)

Watch Description

Introducing the Rockford 003, an exceptional release from our American Artisan Series. This pocket watch conversion features a salvaged and restored 1910 Rockford Watch Company pocket watch with a 21-jewel pinwheel movement and elegant enamel dial.

Bold black numerals and hashes alternate with eye-catching red 5-minute markers on a crisp white display. We’ve preserved this timepiece in a machined stainless steel case with a sophisticated coin edge bezel, bronze crown and luxurious maroon leather strap.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Rockford Watch Company. We call this model "The Rockford" because the company was located in Rockford Illinois.

The Rockford Watch Company began operation in 1873 with equipment purchased from the Cornell Watch Company. Four hundred local businesses and individuals pledged $150,000 (over $3mil with inflation) of support to stimulate the growth of their town. The company struggled to keep up with demand early on, and eventually went bankrupt. Rockford was rejuvenated in 1901, but a major fire and lightning strike slowed the company further in 1903. By 1915 the company closed its doors, though the building still stands vacant.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 49mm
    • Thickness: 13.5mm
    • Lug to Lug: 59mm
    • Lug Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Rockford Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 842204
  • Manufacture Year: 1910
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 16s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

Introducing the Rockford 003, an exceptional release from our American Artisan Series. This pocket watch conversion features a salvaged and restored 1910 Rockford Watch Company pocket watch with a 21-jewel pinwheel movement and elegant enamel dial.

Bold black numerals and hashes alternate with eye-catching red 5-minute markers on a crisp white display. We’ve preserved this timepiece in a machined stainless steel case with a sophisticated coin edge bezel, bronze crown and luxurious maroon leather strap.

The Movement

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The Strap

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