Pictured: E. Howard Extra Thin Watch Advertisement, Published in the January 1908 Issue of The Keystone In the midst of Elgin and Waltham introducing new lines of extra-thin watches, the.
Pictured: Elgin “Lord Elgin” Series Advertisement, Published in the June 1908 Issue of The Keystone Shortly after Waltham launched their “Colonial Series” watches in 1907, the Elgin National Watch Company.
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: Flat Metal Reverse of Celluloid Watch Dial from the Keystone Watch Company One of the primary claims of distinction in Abraham Bitner’s 1881 patent application for his paper dial.
Pictured: Edge of Celluloid Watch Dials from the Keystone Watch Company Showing Paper Substrate Despite the failure of Abraham Bitner’s patented paper dial at the Lancaster Watch Company during the.
Pictured: Abraham Bitner’s Patented Paper Watch Dial on a Lancaster Watch Company “Comet” Movement [Courtesy of Heritage Auctions] Before Abraham Bitner used celluloid in the late 1880s as an alternative.