The Rockford 004 (45mm)
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The Rockford 004 (45mm)

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The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)
The Rockford 004 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Rockford 004 unique: The Rockford 004 was built in 1912. The same year that the Titanic set out on its maiden voyage. Now, converted into a beautiful wristwatch set in a stainless steel case and finished with an oxblood 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: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Rockford Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 875342
  • Manufacture Year: 1912
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Rockford 004 unique: The Rockford 004 was built in 1912. The same year that the Titanic set out on its maiden voyage. Now, converted into a beautiful wristwatch set in a stainless steel case and finished with an oxblood leather strap.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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