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Here is another one Bila.

Rockford movement number: 97835

 
Posts: 3849 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
IHC Member 1613
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Here is another Rockford I have...Serial 8950 and I recorded it as 15 jewels...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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The dial...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
IHC Member 1555
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Thanks Gary, added to the database mate as we did not have itSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Here is a incomplete I have ser. 66879...Looks like an 11 jewel kw & ks...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Front plate..

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Excellent Gary, added to the database, good to have that jeweling confirmed with that under-dial picSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
IHC Member 1613
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Bila another partical out of the junkers drawer...Serial 33501 (15 jeweler)

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Front plate...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Thanks again Gary, another we did not have, some interesting lever arrangements on some of these Model 2 Rockford'sSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Todays parts movement is serial number 41802 (7 jeweler)

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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front plate

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Here are the 4 I have.

Serial number 248386

 
Posts: 171 | Location: Cookeville, Tennessee USA | Registered: July 25, 2005
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serial number 87780

 
Posts: 171 | Location: Cookeville, Tennessee USA | Registered: July 25, 2005
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Serial number 222817

 
Posts: 171 | Location: Cookeville, Tennessee USA | Registered: July 25, 2005
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Serial number 44204

 
Posts: 171 | Location: Cookeville, Tennessee USA | Registered: July 25, 2005
IHC Member 1610
Picture of Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
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Here is another ebay Rockford Bila. I am not sure if you saw the one at the top of this page or not. This one is a low number 7086
 
Posts: 3849 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
IHC Member 1555
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Thanks Gary, much appreciated another we didn't have.
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
IHC Member 1555
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Thanks Ronny, a nice little collection of them, had none of those, so have all been added.

Could you let me know if you have had that dial of that Model 6 Exposed Escapement Rockford to check the jewel count at all, thank you?
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Thanks Harry, we have that one mate, but an interesting one with what appears to be a rocking bar lever set-up, would love to see under the dialSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
IHC Member 1613
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Another partial 15 jewel movement...Serial 18263...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
IHC Member 1613
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front plate...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
IHC Member 1610
Picture of Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
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You could always send him an email Bila. I don't know if he works on them or not but he does know it is an 11j movement. All he can say is he doesn't know what is under the hood.

Harry
 
Posts: 3849 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
IHC Member 1555
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That parts bin of yours Gary is a nice little treasure troveSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Thanks Harry I just will and see if he respondsSmile
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Picture of Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
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Here is another one this guy dissembled Bila.

Movement number: 147383

 
Posts: 3849 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
IHC Member 1555
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Thanks Harry, didn't have that number, I am surprised that he hadn't pulled the dial off that as he normally does and sells them separately.

On another note that Seller got back to me about the previous one we were discussing. He hasn't lifted the dial for photos and it is not going to happen, (can not say that I blame him, but no harm in asking).

 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
IHC Member 1610
Picture of Harry J. Hyaduck Sr.
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Bila the only thing I can guess on pulling the dial is that I bet he did and it was missing some feet so he put it back on with whatever feet it had.

The other one I can't say I blame him but it was worth a try just in case he had.
 
Posts: 3849 | Location: Georgia in the USA | Registered: September 22, 2011
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Another parts movement...Serial 156820...Looks like a 9 jeweler..

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Front plate..

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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This little guy is a 8 size...Serial number 202129...It is a 11 jewel two tone movement....

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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front plate...

 
Posts: 1967 | Location: Chesapeake City, Maryland in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Thanks once again Gary, your finds have been greatSmile

The production of Ladies watches by Rockford has always interested me as it looked like the factory produced absolutely nothing else from serial #200,xxx through to #219,xxx except for the Ladies 8 & 6 size watches (did they have a mass of other sizes produced in stock but not sold) Confused

First was the 8 size then came the 6 size, the 6 size watches supposedly run right up to 219,xxx but I have never ever seen one higher then 215,xxx. So we have a massive gap in the production figures at present between 215,xxx up to that 219,xxxFrown

Around the time of this gap also the Rockford Company had a loss of some staff to the Aurora Watch Company, including a dispute with their Production Superintendent. They also had a reduction in their working hours per day during the production runs of there ladies 6 size.

So I wonder if maybe that also contributed to this gap in production figures. Around the same time they were gearing up for the 16 Size Model 1 raised plate watches and they where released according to periodicals of the day around 1886, but I have not seen any 16 size from that serial block either, so I am still left wondering what happened to productionConfused
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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