Pictured: Hamilton Watch Company Melamine Dial Showing Cracks, c.1952. In October 1946, the Hamilton Watch Company began manufacturing watch dials using melamine, a thermoplastic material that had recently been commercialized..
Illinois Watch Company 12-Size Extra-Thin Model 3 Compared to Standard Model 3 When the Illinois Watch Company introduced their extra-thin 12-Size Model 3 around 1921, the movement had been refined.
Pictured: “The Thinnest American Watch” Advertisement by The Non-Retailing Company, Published in the September 1908 Issue of The Keystone By the end of 1908, the demand for extra thin watches.
Pictured: Elgin “Lord Elgin” Series Advertisement, Published in the June 1908 Issue of The Keystone Shortly after Waltham launched their “Colonial Series” watches in 1907, the Elgin National Watch Company.
Pictured: Excerpt from the 1909 Waltham Material Catalog Highlighting Metal Dial Options During the 1890s, fancy enamel dials were the fashionable trend in the watch market. After the turn of.
Pictured: Elgin Nat’l Watch Co. Black Enamel Double-Sunk Dial, c.1885. While uncommon, black enamel dials were offered on American pocket watches as early as the 1870s. The deep black enamel.