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: American Waltham Blue/Gold Fancy Dial (Unmarked, Considered to be an O’Hara Dial), c.1894. In 1890, the Waltham Dial Company was organized to satisfy the demand for fashionable “fancy dials.”.
Pictured: Hand-Painted Chronograph Dial with Red Marginal Five-Minute Figures, Fitted on a Waltham 14-Size Riverside Chronograph, c.1882. The familiar five-minute marginal track featured on a variety of American watch dials.
Pictured: Early “National Watch Co.” Dial Produced by John Webb’s Department The dial-making expertise exhibited by John Webb at the American Watch Company earned him quite the reputation. Around 1866,.
Enameled watch dials date back to the 1600s and were common on European watches by the time the watch industry was brought to life in America. When Aaron Dennison and.