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: American Waltham Watch Company Dial No. 2531, c.1901 The No. 2531 dial furnished by the American Waltham Watch Company is strikingly similar to the Elgin No. 2399 dial featured.
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: 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: 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.
Pictured: Horse Racing Dial by the American Waltham Watch Company, c.1890s. [Image Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] The Elgin National Watch Company was not the only manufacturer to offer.