Rockford 18s Private Label Hunter

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Rockford 18s Private Label Hunter

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:19 am

I picked up this 18s hunter last week with Rockford Watch Co on the dial. Bust was also expecting to find same engraving on the movement.
Instead it reads AS Marshall Portland VT ( not so sure on the city state ). I than began to research for similar and all had Rockford on the movement.
That is until I found this one - eBay item number:392124074248. So, what ado you think? is this a private label Rockford?
Oh and it is running very well too.
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Re: Rockford 18s Private Label Hunter

#2 Post by 18kBPH » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:09 am

It appears to me the city name is Rutland, VT. Also, this appears to be a Rockford watch, with an estimated production date of 1876 (https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... ord/106829).

I looked in the Rutland, VT. business directories, and I found a Marshall, A.S. (Clark Bros. & Marshall) listed (https://archive.org/details/RutlandDire ... 3/page/n21). Also, this directory lists Clark Bros. & Marshall as jewelers.

Perhaps this was a private label Rockford watch, and a Rockford dial was later added. I purchased a private label Rockford watch made for a Canadian jeweler, which also had a Rockford dial.

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Re: Rockford 18s Private Label Hunter

#3 Post by JerseyMo » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:48 pm

very cool, thanks for the info.
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