Pictured: Advertisement for the Santa Fe Special and Illinois Special Watches published in The Topeka State Journal, May 7, 1915. The actual purchase price of the Santa Fe Special watches.
Pictured: First Sales Advertisement for the Santa Fe Special Watch published in The Topeka State Journal, November 5, 1913. On November 5, 1913, the “Santa Fe Special” watch was introduced.
Pictured: Santa Fe Special Watch Movement, Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company, c.1919. During the 1910s, the “Santa Fe Special” became one of the most popular trade names applied to.
Pictured: B.W. Raymond #180892 with Double-Sunk “Pennsylvania Railroad” Dial by the National Watch Company, c.1872. Around 1870, the National Watch Company began furnishing watches featuring custom-marked hand-painted dials for use.
Pictured: Grade 992 Advertisement Advertisement Featuring the No. 577 Dial, The Timekeeper, 1923. The No. 577 dial was another option available for 16-Size railroad watches offered by the Hamilton Watch.
Pictured: “Are You Being Handicapped with an Inaccurate Watch?” Advertisement Featuring the No. 527/576 Style Dial, Baltimore and Ohio Employees Magazine, June 1920. The No. 257 (18-Size) and No. 576.