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Ingersoll Watch Company, 1892-1922 New York, New York. Robert H. Ingersol & Bros. Watch Company sold cheap dollar watches. Bought out the Trenton and New England Watch Companies..

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Triumph, engraved movement, pin set on case rim (pin slides down), Pat'd. May 6.90, Dec.23.90, Jan.3 April 27.97
Triumph,R.H.Ingersoll Bro. New York, U.S.A.
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Pin-set & Guarentee inside back cover
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are these common?
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I don't know. I only have one, but I'm not actively looking for them.
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I have one of these.

Unique, in that, for a dollar watch with a paper dial, the case is engine turned with a sliding set button and a glass crystal.

How about the elaborately damaskeened movement.

The damaskeening was done by stamping for mass production reguirements. but it looks great.
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Hi Jim ,Bryan , and Dave,
Nice watch Dave! To answer your ? They these are quite rare in the world of $ Watches, as Jim said ,taking in account the pin set, glass crystal, engine turned case ,fancy stamped engraving , and unusual the black paper dial with the signature in script, these are very hard to find. I have 4 examples , all differing a little from this one, most have a shiny brass colored back plate stamped as this one with a few cut outs. I believe that there is also a full plate version only cut out at at the balance wheel and one that is fancily engraved only on the cover over the mainspring Barrel. I am quite sure these are very early examples of Ingersolls as can be determined by serial #'s which on these early watches, and is stamped on the inside of the back cover in the center. My examples date from 1895-1897 as determined by the serial #'s from 1,000,000-3,000,000. I have photos of my examples posted on the Ch. 149 site under the Waterbury Watch Club heading, and am organizing my Ingersoll collection among other dollar watches to Photograph them and post in the Dollar Watch Section of Ch 149. These $ Watches are a passion for me and have been since I started collecting and researching them 6 or so years ago. I have only seen 1 or 2 of these fancy engraved Ingersolls in 6 years of searching e-bay for them and am always actively searching for new examples for my collection.
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Dave, By the way, what is the serial # of this watch? It should be under the paper guarantee.

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Rob,
Serial #304881 somewhere around 1893 maybe. (per watch guide serial # range) but it has a 1897 pat. date on it. (?)
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Dave,
I'm not sure that I have an answer for the serial # date as opposed to the patent date other than the fact that the cases may have been stockpiled by Waterbury, who supposedly manufactured these early Ingersolls. I am working on a project trying to identify all of my early Ingersolls by serial # and putting dates to them based on the serial # list which as we know may also be flawed. My earliest watch with an Ingersoll name is 1,813,068, and is an Eclipse pin set very similar to yor Triumph. So as far as I have seen you have the earliest numbered Ingersoll that I have heard of. As I'm sure you know many of the early Ingersolls had no serial #'s on the mvt. or the case so this also creates more mystery surrounding this dating of these watches. If you happen to have time, make a note of your earliest Ingersoll and let me know. I would appreciate the info. Thanks.
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Rob,
I can do that when I get some free time.
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Thanks Dave,
No hurry!
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