Pictured: Elgin National Watch Co. Watch with Conversion Dial. As more railroads required watches to feature a pendant at the 12:00 position to qualify for service, conversion dials became a.
Pictured: Elgin National Watch Co. “Sidewinder” Watch, Grade H.H. Taylor, c.1875. In addition to the more unusual dials that Webb C. Ball classified as “Freakish” Railroad Dials in his 1920.
Even though the Montgomery Safety Dial was not directly targeted by Webb C. Ball’s paper presented at the 1920 National Safety Council meeting, it was understood the dial was classified.
Shortly after Henry S. Montgomery introduced the new generation of his “Safety Dial” design in April 1920, Webb C. Ball launched an attack rejecting any dial with “fantastic figures or.
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,.