Westclox Dax Style Series

The Dax pocket watch was introduced in 1910. 9 major case styles were made. The last two Dax styles, starting in the 1970s, have plastic cases.

There are 12 styles in the Westclox Dax Style Series

Westclox Dax Style 1 Early

Characteristics:

Round bow, no second hand.

Dates made:

1910 - 1921
Westclox Dax Style 1

Characteristics:

Round bow, second hand.

Dates made:

1928 - 1929
Westclox Dax Style 1a

Characteristics:

Oval bow, oval pendent

Dates made:

1929 - 1931
Westclox Dax Stye 1b

Characteristics:

Oval bow, rectangular pendent

Dates made:

1931 - 1932
Westclox Dax Style 2

Characteristics:

Metal dial, sunburst pattern in chapter ring

Dates made:

1932 - 1934
Westclox Dax Style 3

Characteristics:

Vertical stripe dial

Dates made:

1934 - 1938
Westclox Dax Style 4

Characteristics:

Metal dial with gray center, dial looks too small for case.

Dates made:

Made for about 6 months in 1938
Westclox Dax Style 5

Characteristics:

Metal dial with light blue center

Dates made:

1939 - 1942
Westclox Dax Style 6

Characteristics:

Radial numerals, pattern of small squares in center of dial.

Dates made:

1956 - 1959
Westclox Dax Style 7

Characteristics:

Radial numerals, white dial background (no pattern in center).

Dates made:

1959 - 1962
Westclox Dax Style 8

Characteristics:

Plastic case, oval bow. Red, gray or black. May or may not say Dax on the dial.

Dates made:

1971 - 1973
Westclox Dax Style 9

Characteristics:

Plastic case, trapezoidal bow. (with or without second hand). Red, gray or black.

Dates made:

1973 - 1979 and ca. 1990

History

The trademark DAX was issued to Western Clock Co. on April 20, 1915. The registration contains the statement "The trade mark has been continuously used in the business of said corporation since the month of May, 1910."

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