Pictured: Illinois Watch Company Factory with Dial Department Highlighted, c.1880. In January 1892, the Springfield Enameling Company began operations out of the existing dial department at the Illinois Watch Company.
Pictured: William Sylvester Eaton, c.1924. William Sylvester Eaton was a pivotal figure in the American watch industry. After spending his childhood in Waltham, Massachusetts, Eaton moved to Sag Harbor, New.
Pictured: “Western Special” Swiss Import Dial in the O’Hara Style, c.1900 By 1909, the O’Hara Waltham Dial Company was the last remaining independent dial manufacturing operation in America. Techniques developed.
O'Hara Waltham Dial Co. No. 153 Shortly after Daniel O’Hara organized his dial manufacturing operation in the early 1890s, the O’Hara Waltham Dial Company quickly became the premier specialty dial.
Pictured: Elgin Pink Enameled Fancy Dial with Silver and Gold Embellishments, c.1890s. While colored enameled dials were sparsely available in the American market prior to the 1880s, it was not.
Pictured: Elgin Colored Enamel Dial with Gold Embellishments, c.1880s. The 1880s proved to be a pivotal decade for the manufacturing of watch dials. Experimentation with different methods led to innovative.