Pictured: Elgin National Watch Company Metal Dial, c.1935 The trend away from enamel watch dials in favor of metal dials began in the early 1900s. By the end of the.
Illinois Watch Company 12-Size Extra-Thin Model 3 Compared to Standard Model 3 When the Illinois Watch Company introduced their extra-thin 12-Size Model 3 around 1921, the movement had been refined.
Pictured: Waltham “Colonial Series” Advertisement, Published in the May 1908 Issue of The Keystone The trend of thin watches in America was spurred around 1904 with the introduction of “extra.
Pictured: American Waltham Blue/Gold Fancy Dial (Unmarked, Considered to be an O’Hara Dial), c.1894. In 1890, the Waltham Dial Company was organized to satisfy the demand for fashionable “fancy dials.”.
In the late 1890s, photography studios and jewelry supply companies capitalized on the growing trend of applying photographs to watch dials and cases. This novel feature was accomplished by a.
Pictured: Roman Numeral Dial on Elgin “Export” Watch, Grade 475, c.1922. Once new transfer and photographic techniques were mastered by the American watch companies, Arabic Numeral dials grew in popularity.