Pictured: Early Double-Sunk “Elgin Nat’l Watch Co.” Dial, c.1874 Early double-sunk dials produced at the Elgin factory are frequently marred by a mysterious circular crack around the inner perimeter of.
Hand-painting dials proved to be a tedious task in the watchmaking process without much room for error. In the 1880s, watch companies began to explore new methods for marking dials.
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.
This image exhibits the pillar plate jeweling on a Waltham Model 1857 Appleton, Tracy & Co. movement to contrast the 11-Jewel P.S. Bartlett that is only jeweled on the upper.
The Elgin National Watch Company implemented an extensive system of classes to represent the quality of finish applied to material for each particular grade. This classification system also facilitated the.
Finishing detail on American pocket watch movements is often overlooked, especially under the dial - a location the customer would never see. However, a quick peek under the dial can.