Pictured: Santa Fe Special Watch Dial, c.1919. The majority of special named private label watches produced before c.1900 were primarily vanity solutions featuring the name and location for independent jewelers..
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: 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: Closeup. Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. [Elgin B.W. Raymond Movement #180892] While stringent specifications eventually dictated the type of dial that was approved for.
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: “Accuracy First is Safety First” Advertisement Featuring the No. 106/436 Style Dial, Baltimore and Ohio Employees Magazine, November 1914. The No. 106 (18-Size) and No. 436 (16-Size) dials were.