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Pocket Watches492 of 1140Illinois Watch Co. TransitionalLondon & Chester Silver Hallmarks
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Posted 1 year ago

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This advertising pocket watch is made in Great Britain by Ingersoll, probably in the early to mid 50s. It has an animated Toucan. Cheers!

Note : rniedeman commented that this watch could be pre 1950s due to the slim body and long beak of the toucan. However, pw-collector has since pointed out that the watch is in fact dated 1961 December based on the movement serial numbers.

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  1. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Cheers BELLIN68 !
  2. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the Love miederman!
  3. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Very cool ... would go well with my Guinness advertising canvas art (SH Benson stuff). BTW, first versions of the smiling head appeared in the 1930s. However, the toucan's beak appears to be an early version (narrow and long) of around 1935+ (or so). Over the years, the toucan gained weight and the beak was shortened. It could be the watch is older than the 1950s based on the toucan's appearance ... FWIW.
  4. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    You could be right rniederman. I was just guessing the age of the watch. Thanks for the insight!
  5. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Cheers Phil & snoopy!
  6. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Cheers Dave!
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    In George Townsands book on Dollar Watches he list:
    Ingersoll Limited - Great Britain 1950's and in this list is Guiness Time.
    USA Ingersoll's were dated by serial numbers. I looked at a couple of GB Ingersoll's I have and one has 68 under MADE IN GT BRITAIN (maybe 1968) and the other has 5312M (which could be Dec. 1953).
    Yours I can't read all, but looks like 611??M.
    Just guessing this is a dating system they used on GB made Ingersolls
    Dave

  8. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Dave, thanks very much for the info. The numbers are 6112 so it is a December 1961 watch.
  9. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kerry & officialfuel for the appreciation.
  10. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thanks Manikin for the Love click.
  11. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thank you pickrknows & blunderbuss2 for the appreciation.
  12. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thank you ttomtucker for the love click.
  13. geo26e geo26e, 1 year ago
    Thank you bratjdd for the appreciation.
  14. geo26e geo26e, 8 months ago
    Thank you tom, pops, Leah, Sean & Manikin for the 'Love'! :-)
  15. geo26e geo26e, 7 months ago
    Thank you aghcollect for Loving the post! Cheers!
  16. macgreger, 4 months ago
    any idea of value and availability to buy one
  17. geo26e geo26e, 4 months ago
    Hello macgreger, this Toucan watch watch do occasionally come up for sale on eBay and other auction sites. Depending on the condition, the price range is around US$250 upwards for a 'real' one. There are some modern replicas that go for less.
  18. geo26e geo26e, 2 months ago
    Thank you vansky for visiting and the appreciation!

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