Rare watch set COMPACT by Rockford and Illinois. Unused condition 1930

Rare watch set COMPACT by Rockford and Illinois. Unused condition 1930

Code: 4.105

£850.00 Approx $1030.3, €1004.73, ¥6967.21
 

In over 30 years of dealing with watches I have never seen a piece like this.

It is made by a collaboration of several American companies circa 1930

It is in unused condition.

Watch; This is a small wrist watch sized movement. Nickel bridge with a lever escapement and signed “Biedermen Freres, 7 Jewels, Swiss”. The movement is in 100% mint condition

The movement has a silvered dial with gilt hands, signed “Rockford”

The movement sits in a hinged gilt metal holder with a snap on bezel and mineral glass

This measures 27mm wide x 10mm deep and is stem wound / stem set.

The watch sits in the much larger compact.

The front is decorated with an etched image of a pocket watch and the outer edges have floral detailing. The back of the base is completely plain.

The compact hinges open to reveal that the lid is set with a mirror

The base has another hinged compartment. This is decorated with engine turning and signed “Illinois Watch Case Company, made in USA”. This hinges open to reveal a compartment for powder and its original fabric puff, signed “Elgin American”

The compact measures 85mm wide x 23mm deep

The compact is in unused condition

It comes with its original black and red silk cover.