Pictured: Introduction of the Santa Fe Special Watch published in The Topeka State Journal, November 5, 1913. On November 5, 1913, the Santa Fe Watch Company officially introduced their new.
Pictured: “Look Out For the Santa Fe” Advertisement [The Topeka State Journal, October 31, 1913] A week before the new “Santa Fe Special” watch was introduced, the Santa Fe Watch.
Pictured: Santa Fe Special Watch Dial, c.1919. The majority of special named private label watches produced before c.1900 were primarily vanity solutions featuring the name and location for independent jewelers..
Pictured: Excerpt from 1886 Robbins & Appleton Price List Catalog By the 1880s, the most prominent American watch companies offered special named movements and dials for retailers, jobbers, and wholesalers.
Pictured: B.H. Stief Private Label Dial on Elgin Grade 55 Movement, c.1874. American watch factories offered private label watches since nearly the beginning of the watch industry in the United.
Pictured: B.W. Raymond #180892 with Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. Around 1870, the National Watch Company began furnishing watches featuring custom-marked hand-painted dials for use.