Pictured: “Testing Waltham Watches with the Great Cannon Magnets, Willet’s Point N.Y.” - Scientific American, April 14, 1888. Following Thomas Edison’s endorsement praising the Non-Magnetic Watch Company’s watches, Waltham fired.
Pictured: Thomas Edison’s Endorsement of the Non-Magnetic Watch Co., Locomotive Engineers’ Monthly Journal, February 1888. The American Waltham Watch Company introduced a non-magnetic watch to compete with the Non-Magnetic Watch.
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: 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.