Pictured: Backs of Ferguson Dials with Swiss Style Codes. [Various Images Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] Shortly after the Ferguson Dial Company was organized by Louis Buck Ferguson, dials.
H.H. Taylor (Private Label) #246713 As discussed in the previous article, the very first stem wind movements emerged from the Elgin factory in June of 1873. These movements were key-set.
In the 1880s, American watch factories were developing new procedures to increase the efficiency of mass production. During this time, the craft of meticulously hand-painting dials was replaced by innovative.
One of the challenges in maintaining the Pocket Watch Database is how to approach situations where the factory records are in conflict with surviving specimens. Usually, it is not as.
To contrast the recent posts related to the practice of faux jewel settings, this image represents true jewel settings on a Waltham Model 1857 Appleton, Tracy & Co. grade. A.
Yesterday, we evaluated the practice of applying faux jewel settings to the early eleven-jewel movements manufactured by the American watch companies to enhance the visual appeal. While certain characteristics can.