Pictured: B.H. Stief Private Label Dial on Elgin Grade 55 Movement, c.1874. American watch factories offered private label watches since nearly the beginning of the watch industry in the United.
Pictured: B.W. Raymond #180892 with Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. Around 1870, the National Watch Company began furnishing watches featuring custom-marked hand-painted dials for use.
Pictured: Grade 992 Advertisement Advertisement Featuring the No. 577 Dial, The Timekeeper, 1923. The No. 577 dial was another option available for 16-Size railroad watches offered by the Hamilton Watch.
Pictured: “Are You Being Handicapped with an Inaccurate Watch?” Advertisement Featuring the No. 527/576 Style Dial, Baltimore and Ohio Employees Magazine, June 1920. The No. 257 (18-Size) and No. 576.
Pictured: “The Railroad Timekeeper of America” Advertisement Featuring the No. 258 Montgomery Dial, Baltimore and Ohio Employees Magazine, October 1913. The No. 258 Montgomery Dial frequently appeared in advertisements by.
Pictured: Illinois Watch Company “Flying J” Bunn Special Dial (Image courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions) During the “Hamilton Era,” the Illinois Watch Company also furnished dials with markings promoting.