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Posted 2 years ago


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The E. Ingraham Co. founded in 1835, Incorporated in 1884.
In 1912 they purchased the Bannatyne Watch Co. (the Bannatyne watch was the 2nd watch I posted on this site) and manufactured their first pocket watch in 1913 fashioned after the Bannatyne watch (you can compare the Bannatyne movement I posted to this one and see the similarity).In December of 1930 they made their first wrist watch.
This watch is the Pathfinder, with a compass in the crown, and was advertised for Hunting, Fishing, Hikes or Cross-Country Runs.
The movement is marked:
The E. Ingraham Company
8 19 (manufactured Aug. 1919
(notice photo of compass in the crown)
Shown with original box.
The Advertisement shown states that, "this watch is a 14 size, thin model, German silver, nickel plated case, open face, Arabic dial, with red minute numerals around outer margin, "pull-out" stem set."
"Among the superior features embodied in its construction are: A patent lever double roller escapement, solid cut and polished steel pinions, hardened balance roller and staff with polished bearing points fitting into specially hardened and polished steel bearings which for all practical purposes are equal to the ordinary jewels used in so-called higher grade watches. The tangent rocking bar mechanism is new and unique, specially designed to obviate the trouble known as "sticky setting." The Patent recoil ratchet prevents the main spring from "setting" after watch is wound up. No screws are used in fastening movement into case, the locking device being simple and perfect."
"For three-quarters of a century this company has been in the business of making one and eight-day clocks. The well-known excellence of its product and the enviable reputation thereby acquired is the best assurance of its guarantee of dollar watch perfection."
Below the pictures of the Pathfinder watch, it has:

I hope you enjoy this one and thanks for looking,


  1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    does the original box double the value as in most items?
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikielikesigns2 & toolate2 for the appreciation.
    It definitely adds value to the clock but not sure it would double the value.
    To me, value can only be determined by what someone (like myself) wants to pay for an item, not what price someone places on an item.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    I should have said watch instead of clock. I just posted an alarm clock with the box, so was still thinking clock.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel for the appreciation.
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Comment #2..... Well put, I like that answer. But to answer with a monetary tone, Mikielikesigns2, the box is the "kicker" on any collectable. Most were thrown away when the piece was bought, thus not many around anymore. In my dealings on Mickey's, the box is normally worth more than the watch.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kerry for the appreciation and comments.
    I too have paid a lot of money for boxes I needed for items I collected. Two weeks ago I paid $3oo.oo for two items in boxes that I valued at $50.00 each, but they were in boxes I needed. So once again, value = want and how bad you want it. The cardboard boxes were 80 -90 years old and I had the correct items to put in them.

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