A reader inquired about the differences between the Elgin No. 49 Dial and the Illinois No. 114 (Bunn Special) Dial. Both were utilized heavily on railroad watches offered by the.
Pictured: Illinois Watch Company “Arrows Out” Bunn Special Dial (Image courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions) In December 1927, Hamilton Watch Company agreed to purchase the Illinois Watch Company factory.
Pictured: Illinois Watch Company 16-Size Dials, 1927 Catalog During the 1920s, the market trend favoring metal dials increased even though brilliant white enamel dials still dominated the railroad industry. This.
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: 1915 A.C. Becken Catalog Excerpt Featuring Elgin’s No. 49 and Minute Numerical Dials The “No. 49” Dial and the “Minute Numerical” Dials were the primary options offered for railroad.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company No. 49 (No. 2637) Single-Sunk Dial While Elgin’s iconic No. 49 railroad dial is generally seen in a double-sunk form, the company also furnished a.