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Pictured: 1882 Elgin Material Catalog Showing Hard vs. Soft Enamel Dial Pricing [Catalog Scans Courtesy of Rick Hufnagel] Innovative and novel products commonly demand a premium when first introduced to the market. During the 1870s, techniques to manufacture soft glass enamel dials at scale were...

Full Online Catalog:https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/guide/company/hampden/catalogs/hampden-watch-co.-material-catalog-price-list-1883 In June 1883, the Hampden Watch Company distributed this material catalog, offering parts for movements manufactured at the factory in Springfield, Massachusetts. At the time, the company.

In May 1878, the Illinois Springfield Watch Company distributed this price list catalog, featuring their full line of 18-Size and new 8-Size Ladies’ watches. Due to financial strains, the company had recently reorganized, and the future was uncertain. The back cover includes an exceptional illustration...
In May 1927, shortly before the Illinois Watch Company was absorbed by Hamilton, this circular was distributed to advertise the wide variety of dials available for Illinois watches. The quickly-evolving trends in metal dials is evident by the numerous designs offered and is even addressed...
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