This wonderful Rockford Railroad Grade, model 655 produced in 1911 features an Up/Dn wind indicator. With only 1000 total produced, this watch is a pretty rare find. The movement is also signed, 21 jewels, adjusted 5 positions and Double Roller. A very high grade piece in limited production.
The dial is an original double-sunk enamel design with separate pieces for the two sub dials and of course there is the main dial. The only issue we see with this watch is a couple of edge chips on the dial. With the bezel in place the chips cannot be seen. The watch comes housed in a screw off bezel and back and is made by Keystone/J. Boss. The case is gold-filled and stamped 20 years Guaranteed. It also features an early dust free design with the collar sitting under the crown. The case is in very good condition given its age and has no wear-through on the case itself, though there is a bit under the bow from being worn with a chain.
This is a rarely seen model in very good condition overall and would make a wonderful addition to any pocketwatch collection.
*Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.