Pictured: 1915 A.C. Becken Catalog Excerpt Featuring Elgin’s No. 49 and Minute Numerical Dials The “No. 49” Dial and the “Minute Numerical” Dials were the primary options offered for railroad.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company No. 49 (No. 2637) Single-Sunk Dial While Elgin’s iconic No. 49 railroad dial is generally seen in a double-sunk form, the company also furnished a.
During the early introduction of soft enamel dials to the broader watch market in the 1870s and 1880s, the term “soft enamel” was used to describe them, logically contrasting the.
Pictured: 1882 Elgin Material Catalog Showing Hard vs. Soft Enamel Dial Pricing [Catalog Scans Courtesy of Rick Hufnagel] Innovative and novel products commonly demand a premium when first introduced to.