Shortly after Henry S. Montgomery introduced the new generation of his “Safety Dial” design in April 1920, Webb C. Ball launched an attack rejecting any dial with “fantastic figures or.
Pictured: Portrait of Henry S. Montgomery, Published in the Santa Fe Magazine, March 1924. Henry S. Montgomery established the watch service department of the Santa Fe Railway System and served.
Pictured: Montgomery’s Type II Safety Dial, Fitted on an Elgin 16-Size Grade 453 Movement, c.1920. Henry S. Montgomery introduced his new “Safety Dial” design to the market in April 1920.
Pictured: Illustration of U.S. Patent #54950, Montgomery’s Type II Safety Dial Design After failing to receive a patent for his 1899 “Safety Dial” design, Henry S. Montgomery became committed to.
Once Henry S. Montgomery introduced his “Safety Dial” to the broad watch market in 1910, the practical dial design became an instant success. Royalty deals were arranged with the major.
Pictured: Santa Fe Railway System Standard Dial (Montgomery Design), Fitted on a Waltham Grade 845 Movement, c.1904. Photo courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions (https://www.jones-horan.com/) Shortly after Henry S. Montgomery.