Posted 9 months ago
This is in response to Kerry's post of his 1942 Ingraham Pocket watch in original box (also a Lapel watch).
As the majority of my pocket watch collection, this one unfortunately does not have the original box, nor does it have the braided leather chain with a leather button on one end that comes with the watch.
This is another dollar watch also by The E. Ingraham Co. as is Kerry's watch. It is a 16 size movement but the minute marks, hour numbers & watch hands are reduced down so the time can be viewed through the 13/16" crystal. The back & front case cover are 1-7/8" across. The front & back covers are brass and the movement case is nickel.
The metal dial also has a hole & post for a seconds hand as Kerry pointed out on his. The dial is also marked: PAT. APPL'D FOR.
This movement is unique to me in that it has two dates stamped on it. The left side below the bronze color screw is stamped 4 36 (April 1936), the right side below the lower bronze color screw is stamped 9 36 (Sept. 1936). I can't remember seeing two manufacturing dates stamped on the same Ingraham movement.
These were advertised, (1940) advertisement, as a usual $1.50 value now $1.39. I think this was done because in the 1941 advertisement I noted on Kerry's watch, advertised his lapel style watch as, "A new, extremely smart looking watch of unusual modern design", and it sold for $1.39 also.
Thanks for looking, and a special thanks to Kerry for showing his example with the addressed labeled watch box.