The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)
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The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)

Railroad Edition
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The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)
The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)
The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)
The Rockford Railroad 002 (51mm)

Watch Description

The Rockford Railroad 002 is the 2nd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Rockford Railroad" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

1913

915065

https://player.vimeo.com/video/374650572

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: 2019
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Diameter: 51mm
  • Case Material: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Rockford Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind, Lever-Set
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: Railroad
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Rockford Railroad 002 is the 2nd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Rockford Railroad" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

1913

915065

https://player.vimeo.com/video/374650572

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