Private Label Trade Names on American Pocket Watches: “Burlington Watch Co.” Part 24: The Alternative Dials
Pictured: Burlington Special Fancy Glass Enamel Dial, c.1916 [Image Credit: Reddit User “IWasRightOnce”] While early “Burlington Special” watches were furnished with two standard dial options, surviving examples provide evidence that.
Venetian Hard Enamel vs. English Soft Enamel Dials: Part 6 – Distinguishing Soft Enamel and Glass Enamel Dials
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.
Venetian Hard Enamel vs. English Soft Enamel Dials: Part 5 – Early Market Pricing of Soft Glass Enamel Dials
The process of manufacturing Venetian hard enamel dials is very similar to manufacturing English soft glass enamel dials. In both instances, hard enamel is utilized for the backs of the.
Venetian Hard Enamel vs. English Soft Enamel Dials: Part 3 – The Process of Making Glass Enamel Dials
Pictured: Edge of 18-Size Soft Glass Enamel Dial by the Elgin National Watch Company, showcasing the two layers of glass (soft) enamel applied to the front of the dial. The.