The Rockford 041 (47mm)
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The Rockford 041 (47mm)

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The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)
The Rockford 041 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Rockford 041 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this breathtaking antique piece initially produced by the Rockford Watch Company in 1915 — the Rockford 041. This historic watch features a tan-colored dial with stunning black numerals and matching black diamond kite hands. The front of the watch also features a subdial and a stylish “Rockford” label. We encased this remarkable watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown, complementing the dial’s unique style. On the back of the watch, you can view its 17 jewel 335-grade adaptable movement with a nickel-plated finish and pendant setting. You can also see the movement’s sumptuous and robust gold-plated gears decorated by 17 jewels throughout its 3/4 plate. We finished off this piece by pairing it with our artisan-designed Olive leather watch strap.

The Rockford Watch Company originally manufactured the Rockford 041’s pocket watch in Rockford, Illinois, in 1915 — the same year the federal government founded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), laying the groundwork for the development of NASA. The 63rd Congress created the legislation forming NACA, and President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law on March 3, 1915. NACA played a crucial role in developing and maintaining US aircrafts in World War II. They even fixed issues with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and supplied research that gave US aircrafts a power advantage when flying over 15,000 feet.

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
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Rockford Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 936193
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Rockford 041 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this breathtaking antique piece initially produced by the Rockford Watch Company in 1915 — the Rockford 041. This historic watch features a tan-colored dial with stunning black numerals and matching black diamond kite hands. The front of the watch also features a subdial and a stylish “Rockford” label. We encased this remarkable watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown, complementing the dial’s unique style. On the back of the watch, you can view its 17 jewel 335-grade adaptable movement with a nickel-plated finish and pendant setting. You can also see the movement’s sumptuous and robust gold-plated gears decorated by 17 jewels throughout its 3/4 plate. We finished off this piece by pairing it with our artisan-designed Olive leather watch strap.

The Rockford Watch Company originally manufactured the Rockford 041’s pocket watch in Rockford, Illinois, in 1915 — the same year the federal government founded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), laying the groundwork for the development of NASA. The 63rd Congress created the legislation forming NACA, and President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law on March 3, 1915. NACA played a crucial role in developing and maintaining US aircrafts in World War II. They even fixed issues with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and supplied research that gave US aircrafts a power advantage when flying over 15,000 feet.

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