Pictured: Celluloid “French Ivory” Watch Dials from the Keystone Watch Company In seeking an inexpensive alternative to standard enamel dials, the Keystone Watch Company introduced a watch dial manufactured from.
During the early introduction of soft enamel dials to the broader watch market in the 1870s and 1880s, the term “soft enamel” was used to describe them, logically contrasting the.
The process of manufacturing Venetian hard enamel dials is very similar to manufacturing English soft glass enamel dials. In both instances, hard enamel is utilized for the backs of the.
Pictured: Edge of 18-Size Soft Glass Enamel Dial by the Elgin National Watch Company, showcasing the two layers of glass (soft) enamel applied to the front of the dial. The.
Pictured: 18-Size Hard Enamel Dial by the Elgin National Watch Company, showcasing the slightly diffused reflection of direct light When the early American watch industry was sparked in the 1850s,.
Pictured: 12-Size Runic Dial by the American Waltham Watch Company [Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] In addition to specialty society and sporting dials, customers were also offered the option.