Pictured: Enamel Designs on Santa Fe Special Watch Cases [Images Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] Customers purchasing a Santa Fe Special watch could select a personalized design to suit.
Pictured: Case Options for the Santa Fe Special Watch, c.1920 Santa Fe Special Catalog The Santa Fe Watch Company offered various case designs for customers to personalize their Santa Fe.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company “Odd Fellows, Initiatory Degree to Patriarchs Militant” Society Dial No. 1130, c. 1890s. On December 30, 1884, Henry Abbott, a leading innovator in the American.
Pictured: Elgin Nat’l Watch Co. Black Enamel Double-Sunk Dial, c.1885. While uncommon, black enamel dials were offered on American pocket watches as early as the 1870s. The deep black enamel.
O'Hara Waltham Dial Co. No. 153 Shortly after Daniel O’Hara organized his dial manufacturing operation in the early 1890s, the O’Hara Waltham Dial Company quickly became the premier specialty dial.
Pictured: Elgin Pink Enameled Fancy Dial with Silver and Gold Embellishments, c.1890s. While colored enameled dials were sparsely available in the American market prior to the 1880s, it was not.