Rowe Bros Private label Sangamo with 2-tone ribbon pattern

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  1. Christopher Burris

    Christopher Burris Registered User
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    Back in 2007 when answering questions about Rowe Bros Gettymodel Illinois, it was noticed of the 10 recorded to that point all were “lowercost” and “unadjusted”. I am verypleased to show this watch, a Sangamo Rowe Bros. Can anyone tell me if otherhigher end Rowe’s have been noted since 2007.
    16S SN1437114
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  2. Christopher Burris

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    I messed up the pic downloads.
    Here are the scans of the Rowe Bros

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  3. Jerry Treiman

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    That is a real beauty, and the two-tone finish looks to be in great shape. I have not seen other Illinois for Rowe Brothers, but I do have a very fine 21-jewel Swiss movement that they sold. I get the impression that they were generally a quality jeweler.
     
  4. Brad Maisto

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    Chris, any clue what the red numerals were printed with? Do you think these were applied by the jeweler so the watch would conform to the Canadian railway standards? Sorry for more questions than answers!
    Brad Maisto, Kentucky Floral Chapter 44 member.
     
  5. Christopher Burris

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  6. Fred Hansen

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    Great looking Sangamo private label! I don't have my Illinois private label notes accessible on this computer, but from memory I don't remember any other Rowe Bros. Illinois private labels that I've seen that have been similarly high grade.
     
  7. John Cote

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    Nice watch!
     
  8. 4thdimension

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    Just had in for service one of the two Rowe Bros. watches I've dealt. It is a plain 15j Getty but the serial number is sorta close to the subject watch at 1437908. It has a DS dial with Gothic numerals and is signed the same as the SW-Cort
     
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