Rockford 18s 17J, circa 1907
Grade 835, Hunting Case
Lever Set, Stem Wind
Nickel Hunting Case
"One Star" in "The
Complete Price Guide to Watches"
Dial: Original Rockford single
sunk dial features black Roman hour numerals with red Arabic 5 minute
marks. The dial is in pristine shape without any blemishes whatsoever.
The deep blue hands are also in excellent shape.
Movement: This rare watch is
a grade 835 and is designated with one star in the price guide,
to designate its status as an uncommon movement. The highly damaskeened
nickel movement has very bright and shiney plates, like the day
it left the factory nearly 100 years ago! It features a micrometric
regulator, expansion balance, Breguet hairspring, and screw down
jewel settings. It is marked in gold colored engraving "R.
W. Co, 17 Jewels". It has just been professionally serviced,
and is keeping good time.
Case: This plain nickel
hunting case was made by Philadelphia Watch Case Co. It is marked
"Silverode". The hinges and case spring function properly.
Both front and back lids have minor scratches due normal pocket
wear, and have a few small, insignificant dimples. This is a really
Crystal: Clear crystal
appears to be as clear as glass, but I believe it is plastic. It
shows off the nice dial very well.