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1957 E Ingraham Sentinel Pocket Watch

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Posted 6 years ago

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This is a Sentinel Pocket Watch. I think that I've narrowed the era down to the 1930's. I feel that the face is consistent with that time period, as well as it being a wind up. It is in very good condition, still functioning. It is, however, very plain and much less ornate or decorative than other vintage pocket watches.

With the help of some friendly commenters below, I was able to pop open the back of the watch with a small flathead precision screwdriver and narrow down the date. Way off from my initial guesstimate. It appears this watch was produced in the late 50's-1957!


  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    What you have is a dollar watch made by The E. Ingraham Company in Bristol, Conn. It is the "Sentinel Click". There should be numbers on the back plate of the movement indicating the date, ie, 3 47 = March 1947, 10 5o = October 1950 and so on.
    There were the Sentinel, Sentinel Click, Sentinel Autocrat, Sentinel Sweep, Sentinel Travel, These are some I can think of off hand.
  2. elayem0110 elayem0110, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the info! This was one of the harder ones to track down info on. Unfortunately, the back is totally blank.
  3. elayem0110 elayem0110, 6 years ago
    Ah, got it. I'll have to figure out how to take a look inside without damaging it. Haven't tried to before.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    As AR8Jason stated, the back cover of this watch will pop off by using finger nail or a thin pocket knife blade. Once removed you can see the movement with markings on it. I will post some photos of some of the different date markings that Ingraham used. I wish there was a way to post them right here to keep them in the same thread.

  5. fishes02, 2 years ago
    Tks for the info. Just found one metal detecting. And this thread saved me a lot of time searching. Of note, mine is dated 5 48.
    Tks Cliff

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