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Posted 1 year ago

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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,
Dave

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Hello Dave, I was going through my "Bucks" the other day and noticed I have 5 different dials, The paper dial as you mentioned and 4 metal variations of this set-up. Just how many are there?
    Kerry
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Kerry,
    I only have the two Ingersoll Bucks I've shown, so I'm not sure of how many variations there are. I would like to see your 5 different dials when you get time to post them.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 1 year ago
    Dave, I'll send photo in an email, trying to catalog the Mickey's in order first, lol. But will post at later date.
    Kerry
  5. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    pw-collector, Thanks for sharing the pics and info with us. Very interesting!
    Ken
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Ken & petey for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks thisoldwatch, miKKoChristmas11 & mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. Mmarsha, 1 year ago
    Hi, I just joined so not sure how to do this. I have this watch..sort of.. It's missing the glass and hour hand. I do have the box but I think the most unusual is..I have the insert with a letter on how to return for repair and shipping instructions
    . I have no idea what, if anything it is worth. Any help would be awesome..
  10. theolderthebetter theolderthebetter, 7 months ago
    Just discovered that I have an Ingersoll Buck pocket watch left by a family member series F.
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 months ago
    theolderthebetter,
    I also have another Ingersoll Buck with serial number F00722273 and I'm still not sure how to date it.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 months ago
    Thanks geo26e for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 months ago
    Thanks aghcollect for the appreciation.
    Dave

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