Champlevé on older dials: a question or two.

It seems that on many vintage dials the champlevé process was used, but not on others. Was there any rhyme or reason to which dials (or models) were chosen for this process? Also, was the process phased out sometime in the 1950's, and replaced entirely with printing?

Thanks in advance to Alex and/or any others who might shed some light on the subject.


Tony C.

Champlevé on older dials: a question or two.
Great Article on Dials
09/14/2008 - 20:09
I hope I'm forgiven for pointing to this fantastic article at TZ by Jack Forster.The Art of the Dial
Thanks for the link (nt)
09/15/2008 - 15:05
I need to check but would think the reason lies either with the
09/15/2008 - 01:05
appearance of screw back cases making the dials less vulnerable to humidity thus no need for such resistant dials or the appearance of better printing techniques. Great question, give me some time to search.