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.
Pictured: Elgin Nat’l Watch Co. Black Enamel Double-Sunk Dial, c.1885. While uncommon, black enamel dials were offered on American pocket watches as early as the 1870s. The deep black enamel.
O'Hara Waltham Dial Co. No. 153 Shortly after Daniel O’Hara organized his dial manufacturing operation in the early 1890s, the O’Hara Waltham Dial Company quickly became the premier specialty dial.
Pictured: American Waltham Blue/Gold Fancy Dial (Unmarked, Considered to be an O’Hara Dial), c.1894. In 1890, the Waltham Dial Company was organized to satisfy the demand for fashionable “fancy dials.”.
Pictured: Elgin Colored Enamel Dial with Gold Embellishments, c.1880s. The 1880s proved to be a pivotal decade for the manufacturing of watch dials. Experimentation with different methods led to innovative.