Posted 5 years ago
A few weeks ago, I entered a post on, "keys used to wind & set old pocket watches", & mentioned pocket watches that have a "hidden key."
This Rockford Watch Co. pocket watch, is a key wind & key set movement, circa 1879, with a crown, when unscrewed, is the key to wind & set the watch. This 18 size, Model 1, full gilt plate movement is marked, Rockford Watch Co, Rockford, Ill. 76075 (serial number), and also marked, EXTRA. The dial is marked, Rockford Watch Co. Illinois. This watch is wound with the key, at the winding arbor post on the back of the movement & the time is set with the key on the dial side, at the post in the center of the hour & minute hands.
Thanks for looking,