The Rockford 027 (47mm)
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The Rockford 027 (47mm)

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The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)
The Rockford 027 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Rockford 027 is the 27th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Rockford" 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.

What makes the Rockford 027 Unique: Here's one we don't get to talk about often! The Rockford Watch Company was in Rockford Illinois from 1873 to 1915. This movement would have been made near the end of the company's life. The company only made about 1 million pocket watches during that time, which is tiny as compared to the nearly 55 million of Elgin or 40 million of Waltham. Rockford specialized in high end, highly decorated, beautiful movements and stunning, elegant dials of which this is an excellent example. We tried to feature it inside a clean titanium case but give it a fun accent with the gold crown!

1915

936427

https://player.vimeo.com/video/444340734

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: See Description
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • 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
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Rockford 027 is the 27th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Rockford" 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.

What makes the Rockford 027 Unique: Here's one we don't get to talk about often! The Rockford Watch Company was in Rockford Illinois from 1873 to 1915. This movement would have been made near the end of the company's life. The company only made about 1 million pocket watches during that time, which is tiny as compared to the nearly 55 million of Elgin or 40 million of Waltham. Rockford specialized in high end, highly decorated, beautiful movements and stunning, elegant dials of which this is an excellent example. We tried to feature it inside a clean titanium case but give it a fun accent with the gold crown!

1915

936427

https://player.vimeo.com/video/444340734

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