Up for sale is a Rare Beautiful Antique Railroad 21J 18s Rockford 918 Private Label Pocket Watch in Beautiful Mint Gold. Nesbit was the popular jeweler of Harvey and had been considered one of the pioneer businessmen of the city.
Nesbit was also the watch inspector for the Soo railroad. His name was mentioned in the Harvey -On-The Soo. Newspaper from 1913 (Please, see the pictures). The movement has a serial number 574049 which dates it to be manufactured in 1901. The Total Production is Only 3100 in.
Mixed Run of Grade 905 and 918. The total production of this watch grade was about 1200 pieces. According to Rockford Watch Company Records. The Double Sunk Glass Enamel Dial, Hands and Glass Crystal are in immaculate mint condition please see the pictures.The case is in Excellent Mint condition. The Watch size is 18 with 21 Ruby Jewels in Gold settings, Gold balance screws. It's Stem Wind and Lever set, Adjusted to 5 Positions. The watch was recently serviced, running STRONG and keeping an excellent time. Please look closely at the pictures as they part of the description. Thank You and Good Luck!!! Mixed Run: Grade 905 and Grade 918. Brief History: Rockford Watch Company. Two of Cornell's former employees, P. Wheeler (Wheeler's Patent, etc) and C.
Parker became key employees of Rockford. Their factory building was built in 1875-76, and was located on the 300 block of South Madison in Rockford (parts of the original factory building were later used by Rockford High School). Their first watch, a key-wind, 18-size, full plate with expansion balance was placed on the market on May 1, 1876.By 1877, the company was producing its own 3/4 plate nickel movements that fit standard size cases. The highest grades of early Rockford watches were signed "Ruby" or "Ruby Jewels" which later became a stylized letter "R" engraved next to the jewel-count. Rockford watches were quite popular with railroad men, as 3 railroads went through Rockford, and the company advertised heavily to them. Many of the later Rockford watches are signed "RG" for "Railroad Grade" The company had financial difficulties in 1896, and after reorganization the name was changed to Rockford Watch Co. They finally closed their doors in 1915. Rockford is one of the companies that produced a relatively small number of good-quality watches, and as such they are quite collectible. The item "Mega Rare Antique Railroad 21J 18s Rockford 918 RR Inspector Dial Pocket Watch" is in sale since Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".
The seller is "ticker-ticker" and is located in Chatham, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.