Modern collectors and researchers have argued whether the “6” hour figure must appear on a marginal figure dial to be classified as a “true” Montgomery dial. This conundrum appears to.
Pictured: Montgomery’s Type II Safety Dial, Fitted on an Elgin 16-Size Grade 453 Movement, c.1920. Henry S. Montgomery introduced his new “Safety Dial” design to the market in April 1920.
Pictured: Advertisement for Montgomery’s Second “Safety Dial,” Published in the April 21, 1920 issue of The Topeka State Journal. Since the introduction of his first “Safety Dial” on the Santa.
Once Henry S. Montgomery introduced his “Safety Dial” to the broad watch market in 1910, the practical dial design became an instant success. Royalty deals were arranged with the major.
Pictured: Hand-Painted Chronograph Dial with Red Marginal Five-Minute Figures, Fitted on a Waltham 14-Size Riverside Chronograph, c.1882. The familiar five-minute marginal track featured on a variety of American watch dials.