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Elgin National Watch Company No. 49 Railroad Dial

Elgin National Watch Company No. 49 Railroad Dial
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company No. 49 Railroad Dial

The Elgin National Watch Company advertised the iconic No. 49 enamel dial specifically for railroad watches.

The heavy Arabic numerals and enlarged diamond five-minute indicators met more stringent dial specifications required by some railroads and time inspectors.

As a result, the No. 49 dials are typically found fitted on railroad grade movements such as “Veritas” and “Father Time.”

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