c.1894 American Waltham Watch Co. Watch #5995794 Dial #2612 c.1894 American Waltham Watch Co. Watch - 18-Size, Model 1883, 15 Jewels, Gilt Trim, Gold Balance Screws with an Odd Fellows.
Pictured: Excerpt from 1886 Robbins & Appleton Price List Catalog By the 1880s, the most prominent American watch companies offered special named movements and dials for retailers, jobbers, and wholesalers.
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: Waltham “Colonial Series” Advertisement, Published in the May 1908 Issue of The Keystone The trend of thin watches in America was spurred around 1904 with the introduction of “extra.
Pictured: 18-Size Hard Enamel Dial by the Elgin National Watch Company, showcasing the slightly diffused reflection of direct light When the early American watch industry was sparked in the 1850s,.
Pictured: 12-Size Runic Dial by the American Waltham Watch Company [Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] In addition to specialty society and sporting dials, customers were also offered the option.