Rockford 15R (Old English Gothic) grade

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  1. darrahg

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    I am preparing a presentation on select Rockford watches and trying to find out how many model 3 movements were produced with the '15R' stamp. Does anyone have a count for these? Greg? Thanks, Darrah
    Here is a pic from my presentation showing the models 2,3,4 and 6.

    15 Old English Gothic R.jpg
     
  2. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Darrah,

    I'll dig out some s/ns and report them.

    As you know, there have been a number of the 15R mvts (in all models) offered for sale recently, especially ones from the Dean Olson collection, but I haven't been keeping close track of these.

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    Here are the nos. that were handy. I've included ones for all the various models. Some of this data was collected by Roger Weiss.

    Model 2, "15 Ruby", nickel
    58601, 58604, 58626, 58686

    Model 2, "15 R", nickel
    58675, 58702, 107913, 107924

    Model 2, "15 R, GILT
    101999

    Model 3, "15 R", nickel
    58761, 107830, 107867, 241814, 241827, 241840, 241848, 241851, 241883

    Model 3, "17 R", two-tone
    241902, 241986, 241990

    Model 4, "15 R", nickel
    194617, 194668, 194669

    Model 6, "15 R", nickel
    196704, 726, 736, 764, 850, 901, 915, 948, 950, 960, 980
    199203, 206, 236, 264, 267, 280, 289, 291, 303, 370, 379, 383

    Scarce variant of model 6 has gold bushing on upper barrel arbor.
     
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    Thanks Greg. I appreciate it. I will contact Roger and see what he has to say about it.
     
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    #5 Keith R..., Mar 26, 2019
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    Darrah, #58702..............Rocky 15R Model 2 nickel. Good luck!

    Gothic style.

    Keith R...
     
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    Thanks for the info Keith and will store it away. I have reasonable totals for all of the models (above) except for model 3 that appears to be found in the 58xxx, 1078xx and 2418xx ranges which might suggest about 200 more or less.
     
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    Oops, Darrah, I just noticed Greg already had mine down. I was thinking, dang Greg's
    got a pile of them!

    Thanks

    Keith R...
     
  8. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Darrah,

    I think that the model 6 15 R mvts with gold bushed barrel arbors are an important variant. S/ns of those that I'v seen include 196915, 196950 and 196980. There is the number of another around here somewhere and I will report when it turns up.

    Anyway, good luck with your presentation. These are spectacular and very under appreciated movements.

    Greg
     
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    Thanks, and appreciate it.
     

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