Posted 2 years ago
Am updating this item with new information. As Kerry suspected, and I feared, this is a fake, the case and movement are indeed English and Ingersoll, however, the face is a copy, as is the seconds wheel. A close look at the word “Foreign” beneath the number 6 is poorly reproduced. The pin push to set movement is much older than the stem wind and would not have been used for production. The seconds dial on the production model is inserted into the movement whereas this one has had a hole punched out to accommodate. The printing of the face isn’t crisp as should be and was cut out using scissors as opposed to being punched out. Anyway, this mystery has been solved and the mention in the Heide/Gilman book remains a mystery. I have included a photo of the dial outside of the case which clearly shows the poor quality of the reprint, particularly the word “Foreign” at the bottom, also note the purple shoes.