Ingersoll midget watch history watch online
It was cheaply mass-produced from stamped parts and without jewels so that it would be affordable to everyone.
On the home front, Hamilton and Elgin produced wristwatches for the American market.
These watches were made until the late s, after the American parent company had collapsed.
Smith Watches were sold in the early s to another company who bought all the rights; they have since made Combat watches, Timex, Ingersoll midget watch history, Aircraft plus many more makes without even names on them, but all Smiths-cased dollar watches.
The lower grade Ingersoll "Dollar Watches," while an interesting piece of American history, are generally not worth the cost of repair and restoration unless the watch holds significant sentimental value.
There are lots of different designs out there, including many advertising Pocket Watches Double Diamond and Players Please, to name a few.
The luminescent material on the hour markers and hands have aged to a fine even patina.
So soldiers strapped watches to their wrists, and carried them home at parade's end.
During the First World War, Ingersoll repurposed its Midget pocket watch for use on the wrists of American soldiers, starting a civilian trend once the War had ended.
ByWaterbury was producing 3, dollar watches per year for Ingersoll.