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Railroad Watches

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Pictured: Hamilton 8112 Ferguson Dial, Made for Hamilton Watches, c.1915. Louis Buck Ferguson iterated through several early variants of his unique railroad dial before settling on the design widely recognized as the standard “Ferguson Dial.” This dial features the essential traits of Ferguson’s design -...
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Pictured: Seth Thomas “Montgomery Dial” with Continuous Marginal Minute Figures, Fitted on an 18-Size “Railway” Movement. As the five-minute marginal figures became popular on American watch dials in the 1890s, railroad time inspector Henry S. Montgomery recognized an opportunity to create a dial featuring a...
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