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    Jackson branding, Rado style, Conway (コンウェ) and Radoplant model names, same Japanese importer as Rado:

    Radoplant 1.jpg

    But wait, there's more! A web site where another of these was offered.

    And more photos (note the case number beginning with "K" just as many Japanese-market Rado watches):

    radoplant 5 back.jpg
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    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-05-2009, 01:51 PM. Reason: more info

  • #2
    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
    Jackson branding, Rado style, Conway (コンウェ) and Radoplant model names, same Japanese importer as Rado:

    [ATTACH]4598[/ATTACH]

    But wait, there's more! A web site where another of these was offered.

    And more photos (note the case number beginning with "K" just as many Japanese-market Rado watches):

    [ATTACH]4602[/ATTACH]
    There is an obvious attachment to the Rado brand. However, how Jackson comes into the picture is beyond me.

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    • #3
      As expected, Jackson Conway watches were distributed by Sakata, same as Rado:

      jackson paper.jpg

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      • #4
        Hi Brad!

        This Sakata company had been the distributor of Rado watches in Japan - if they wanted to create an own label of Swiss watches with an American sounding name(Jackson, with a logo somewhere inbetween the Starfleet-logo and a longhorn ), who do you think had been the first Swiss producer of watches they asked?
        Factories need to operate at full capacity or better at a maximised one and I think these are not the only "Rados in a different dress" that have been produced in the past. The marketing idea might have been good - acquire customers in a market segment, which isnīt to handle with the Rado brand.
        IMHO itīs clearly a Rado, not only the addition "Rado plant" indicates that, also case, dial, markers, hands, model name(Conway, a Rado model name), the back with the medal and the movement(ETA 2772 with Conway-marked rotor).
        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 05-20-2020, 08:53 AM. Reason: increased font size
        Best regards, Mike
        vintage-rado.de

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mike184 View Post
          IMHO itīs clearly a Rado
          Yes, indeed. Wouldn't it be interesting to know when these were made, how many variations, and how many total units?

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          • #6
            Your link says "imported and sold inner a short period in the beginning 1970s" . I donīt believe we ever get an exacter info.
            Last edited by Watch Carefully; 05-20-2020, 08:54 AM. Reason: increased font size
            Best regards, Mike
            vintage-rado.de

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            • #7
              Just an addition:

              "Conway" was a registered trademark of Schlup & Co. SA / Rado Watch Co., Lengnau, Schweiz; registered 24.11.1953.
              http://mikrolisk.de/show.php?site=280#sucheMarker
              Best regards, Mike
              vintage-rado.de

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              • #8
                Spotted this ad for Jackson Conway in a Rado publication

                346F66E9-38BE-4FC3-9955-3EECDA24E5F4.jpeg
                See my collection slideshow at
                http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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                • #9
                  A fascinating find, John. Thanks for posting it!

                  And take note...it has one of those 7XX model numbers on the dial, like we were discussing just last month!
                  Last edited by Watch Carefully; 05-20-2020, 08:52 AM.

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