(Illinois) Private Label Research

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I have this c.w.bollinger special oskaloosa ia 17 jewel watch doesn't work could give me round about value of it
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Dial only Rovelstad Bros., Elgin, Ill.. Found loose. It's a guess on my part that this is for an Illinois model 4 or 6, based on the feet position at approx. 2.1, 21.5 and 38.2 min (Meggers gives the positions as 2.0, 21.5 and 38.5). What do the Illinois experts think? Illinois or other?

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Hmm....I was surprised to see that this Rovelstad Bros. dial has feet, etc., consistent with an Illinois since the usual references that were at hand didn't report any Illinois private labels for this firm.
 

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This one may previously have been included (not by me) but here it goes again. This is an 18s Grade 64 Private label on the dial "Wuesteman" and on the movement "Albert Wuesteman, Special, Champaign, IL." This came out of the estate of a jeweler in Champaign.

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82441 - 'Bowler & Burdick, Cleveland, OH', model 1, Diurnal grade, 7 jewel, unmarked unsunk dial. This is the first Diurnal grade private label I have seen. Anyone else?

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272573 - 'M. A. Ruger & Co., Elmira, N. Y.', model 2, grade 100, 15 jewels (verified)

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