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.
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.
Pictured: 18-Size Soft Glass Enamel Dial by the Elgin National Watch Company, showcasing the glossy reflection of direct light English Soft Enamel, commonly known as “Glass Enamel” in the trade,.