Posted 2 years ago
This watch is probably a companion piece to the Ingersoll (tonneau case & rectangular dial) Snow White watch of 1947 as they both share the same dial graphics.
Although the watch is housed in a 1949 US Time case, the movement is much smaller than the 'standard' movement used in all the 48/49 Birthday Series watches (the Birthday Series watches use the same watch case). Hence, a 'filler' metal ring has been fitted on purpose to the internal case back in order to accommodate the smaller size movement (Picture 3).
I have not seen this watch in any books or advertising materials before and any further information will be very much appreciated.
Note : Photo updated with the correct 1948 fluted case.