Around a new movement called was introduced. The movement is a movement with shock protection the balance wheel jewels are different. Balance wheel: The balance wheel alloy was changed and improved over the years. I have seen at least 3 different kinds of alloys with different colors in Molnija watches. Molnija watch from the first few month of production.
Rockford Serial Numbers and Production Dates
Molnija pocket watches
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Two of Cornell's former employees, P. Wheeler Wheeler's Patent, etc and C. Parker became key employees of Rockford. Their factory building was built in , and was located on the block of South Madison in Rockford parts of the original factory building were later used by Rockford High School. Their first watch, a key-wind, size, full plate with expansion balance was placed on the market on May 1,
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