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Rpaige Elgin Enamel Dial, Dual Time Watch
Product ID ElginEnamelDualTime

Rpaige Elgin Enamel Dial, Dual Time Watch

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List Price: $2800.00
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Original enamel dial with original Waltham hunters case restored movement from 1918

The dials were originally made of a plain circular plate of copper. Then covered with a paste of fine white enamel, carefully spread on with a knife to a thickness of 3/100 inches. It is then “fire enameled” in a furnace, for about 1 minute. After cooling it is ground smooth with a sandstone and emery, and then baked again. Now it is ready for the painters. The painter draws six lines across its surface with a lead pencil guided by a ruler, making each point for the hours. Another with a pencil of black enamel traces coarsely the numbers. A third finishes them at the ends to make them symmetrical. A fourth puts in the minute marks. Then the dial goes to an artist, who, holding it under a magnifier, paints the words 'Elgin' or 'Waltham' in black enamel with a fine camel's-hair brush, and then 'fired' again. In later years, the numbers and markings were applied by using a stencil.

  • Case:
  • Steel with Convex sapphire crystal front, diamond coated glass display back.
  • Dimensions:
  • 44mm diameter, 14mm thick, 52 mm end to end. Water resistant to 50 meters.
  • Movement:
  • Fully restored 15 jewel Elgin antique American pocket watch hunters case movement. Manufactured in 1918. Bimetallic balance wheel, gold jewel cups, gold timing screws.
  • Dial:
  • Original Elgin antique white enamel, with Roman Numeral numbers. Original blued steel Elgin hands with gold second time zone hand. American manufactured watches were fitted with porcelain dials from 1852 to the 1930s. Made from different colored ground glass that was applied to a copper disk and fired in a kiln at high temperature.
  • Weight:
  • Steel case - 82.7 grams
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