Monday, December 10, 2007

The Ingersoll Reliance Watch

This particular Ingersoll Reliance appears to be a close cousin to the three Elgins in the watch pod. But this cousin has an attitude and should be treated with care. Without the slightest provocation, the hands on the face lashed out at the UFO team member doing the examination. Upon further examination, the rear of the UFO refused to open and would only move a small amount. Because of the stubborn actions of this cousin, the UFO team is unable to provide a full report.

The case is silver in color and has a white face. The hour numbers are in black and are facing up, relative to the winder at 12 o'clock. The hour hand is pointed at the outermost end, with a small inset circle just before it. Between the hole in the circle and the center of the dial is a slight bulge. The minute hand is narrow with a slight bulge in the middle. The second hand is missing. The dial for the seconds is located at the 6 o'clock position and bears "Made in U.S.A." written above it. The seconds are numbered every ten seconds with the numbers facing the center of the seconds dial. Between the center of the dial and the 12th hour is the label "Ingersoll Reliance." The front cover screws off and the glass/plastic piece is missing. The rear appears to screw off but was unable to be removed.

Unique Marks:
Front face - Ingersoll Reliance, Made in U.S.A

Ingersoll watches were famous for being dollar watches, which was roughly a days wages in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This particular model appears to be a 79144 case.


- Antique Pocket Watch, Retrieved December 5, 2007 from

- Web Horologists Web Ring, Retrieved December 5, 2007 from

1 comment:

Ingersoll Watches said...

Hi, that is an Ingersoll pocket watch - Ingersoll is one of the first watch companies from USA.