Pictured: Advertisement for Montgomery’s Second “Safety Dial,” Published in the April 21, 1920 issue of The Topeka State Journal. Since the introduction of his first “Safety Dial” on the Santa.
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.
H.H. Taylor #155911 The National Watch Company put its first watches on the market in 1867. These 18 size key wind movements quickly gained popularity all over the country and.
In the late 1890s, photography studios and jewelry supply companies capitalized on the growing trend of applying photographs to watch dials and cases. This novel feature was accomplished by a.
Pictured: Roman Numeral Dial on Elgin “Export” Watch, Grade 475, c.1922. Once new transfer and photographic techniques were mastered by the American watch companies, Arabic Numeral dials grew in popularity.
Pictured: Early Arabic Dial on Elgin Interchangeable Movement, c.1885. Until the 1880s, watch dials manufactured in the United States almost exclusively featured Roman Numeral hourly indicators. Not only was this.