Posted 6 months ago
This is another Ingersoll Buck dollar watch in the original box.
I posted an Ingersoll Buck earlier in a shadow box that has a plain white paper dial.
This one in the original box has a two-tone metal dial.
The serial number is 6102859 which dates this watch as manufactured in 1900 - 1901.
This Ingersoll "BUCK" model was in honor of D. A. A. Buck.
D.A.A. Buck was involved in the early development of the dollar watch. In 1875, Edward A. Locke of Boston & George Merritt of Brooklyn wanted to produce a watch that would sell for $3-$4 so the common man could have a watch. The cheapest watch at that time was a little over $10.
In 1877 they met with D.A.A. Buck who was entrusted to making a model watch according to Mr. Locke's specifications. It was a duplex with a rotary movement which turned around in the case once each hour. The main spring was nine feet long, no jewels were used and the total number of parts were 58. These were known as the Waterbury Long Wind Watch.
(If you click on Dollar Watches under Add To Collections, you can see some of these Waterbury Long Wind watches in my collection).
Thanks for looking,