Pictured: 12-Size Runic Dial by the American Waltham Watch Company [Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions] In addition to specialty society and sporting dials, customers were also offered the option.
Pictured: Columbus Watch Company Advertisement published in the April 1890 issue of The Keystone Not to be outdone by Elgin and Waltham, the Columbus Watch Company also introduced a line.
Pictured: Masonic Blue Lodge Society Dial No. 1103 by the Elgin National Watch Company, c.1890s. While the most stunning designs from the “Society Dial” line that Elgin introduced in 1889.
Pictured: Knights of Pythias Uniform Rank Society Dial No. 1146 by the Elgin National Watch Company, c.1890s. This “Knights of Pythias Uniform Rank” dial was offered by the Elgin National.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company “Masonic, Knights Templar” Society Dial No. 1117, c. 1890s. When Henry Abbott patented his unique technique to apply intricate designs to watch dials in 1884,.
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.