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: Excerpt from Topeka State Journal, October 28, 1899, Introducing the Montgomery Dial The first report of Henry S. Montgomery’s new continuous marginal figure dial design to the industry was.
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: Enamel Watch Dial Featuring Portrait Photograph, c.1891 In the 1890s, as photographic techniques were quickly advancing, the practice of placing portraits on enamel watch dials and case caps became.
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.