Serial Numbers for 18 Size Rockford 3/4 Plate Model 5's

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  1. Bila

    Bila Registered User
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    Hi All,

    Doing some research on the Model 5 Rockford's as mentioned above in title, needing a lot more serial numbers and observations as they seem to be all over the place characteristics wise during their production.

    If possible and if you would like to contribute we need serial number, plate material; either gilt or nickel, jewel count (if you are sure, if not can you please supply clear photo), if they have micro regulator, center wheel guard on back plate ( this is the little plate that is held on by two screws over the center wheel arbor) and if it is marked "adjusted" or the like, and just one other observation if possible, and that is, whether they have a female or male winding stem .

    Thank you to All in advance for taking the time to look and post any data:)

    Erin
     
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    #2 okiejohn, Dec 4, 2019
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    Grade 566, SN 609748. It's a 16s, 17j nickel movement, pendant set. Photos attached...hopefully they are clear enough to see what you need to see...my camera (or my ability to use it) sucks...probably user error :confused:

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    #3 okiejohn, Dec 4, 2019
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    Here's my other Rockford Model 5... a Grade 540, 16s 21j nickel movement, pendant set. SN 670379. There seems to be some question with the Pocket Watch Database...the movement is clearly stamped "540" but I can't seem to get them to move it from the "545" grade. The movement is pendant set versus what the DB says should be a lever set, but one of the members here said that there were some pendant set 540's made.
    The dial and hands are replacements, I got the movement without dial/hands and reconstructed it.

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  4. okiejohn

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    Oops, one more Rockford Model 5...Grade 635 "Iroquois", 16s, 17j, nickel movement, pendant set. SN 777409.

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  5. okiejohn

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    Sorry, I just noticed in your heading you asked for Size 18's...my bad.
     

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