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but I hope you consider putting it into an encyclopedia article. There it can be referenced by members and updated easily. Just a thought.*
Bila,It will be made available for all...Once I can get some semblance/correlation of serial numbers and work out where the runs start & end (i have some idea now but need more numbers to shore up some hypotheses, as some serial blocks have next to no data at present), we can put it out there. ...A better way is to let people post their watch info and when there is enough data, (which should be kept in house) until you are able to make an educated observation/assessment, then post that information. these are the problems that can arise and will make a farce in my opinion of the Rockford early research data if it is open slather input by anyone & everyone.
When I did a little bit of editing on that photo Greg and played with the lighting that number appears to be 91638, but it is still hard to make out even with the editing, so I am possibly incorrect.Another BTW, the s/n on the model 6 in my slide looks to be 916?3 which is very close to that on the tin I showed (91669).
'll add a few.
SN 205,414, 8S 15J, HC, Nickel movement
SN 219,258, 16S, 17J, HC, nickel, PS, model 4
SN 171,665, 18S, 15J, HC. gilt, LS, model 2
SN 109,634, 18S, 11J, HC, gilt. LS, model 2
Thanks Greg, that Model 5 you show there is an interesting one, if I read the serial number correctly it is from a block we didn't know about and the first block of serials in this model with those size plate jewels, very nice
Bila you are correct. The SN for the 16S is 919, 258. My bad. Just had to use a more powerful magnifier.Hi Tom, Thanks for the post of numbers, just a question if you can remember it, that 2nd watch in the list, you have it as a 16 and a model 4, Just wondering if you have a picture or can recall it at all. It should be a 18 Size Model 5 Nickel Hunter SW/LS, can you let me know when you get a chance if you recollect it?
Rockford's exposed escapement model (model 6) isn't scarce per se, although some of the specific grades probably are. It is indeed a neat design.Greg, I haven’t seen one like that before. The visibility of the mechanism is really cool. Is that a scarce model or grade?-Cort
I forgot this one from my collection, Bila. Serial No. 196415, c. 1883, with exposed escapement.
Neat Rockford. As for the jewel count, with four in the top plate it has at least 11 total. It might be 15j or even 13j but you'd need to take a look underneath.