Since it was founded in 1892, Ingersoll Watches has been one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the United States. The company started off creating clocks by hand, but after hearing about Henry Ford’s assembly line, they switched to using that method instead.
Ingersoll is responsible for several innovations that were groundbreaking at the time, including the development of the first illuminated pocket watches, which were put into service during World War I. At this time, the company is responsible for producing stylish patterns at affordable pricing points.
Are you interested in taking a peek at what Ingersoll has to offer?
Discovery Linden Automatic
$210 / £190
This watch is the offspring of an aircraft and a field watch, making it an extremely functional timepiece. The dial is quite easy to read, and the Arabic numerals that are displayed on the face of the dial are relatively large. The hands are quite huge and have an off-white color to them.
A large onion crown, which is also a hallmark, can be seen atop the device, and the outer ring of the watch, in the style of pilot watches, displays minute markings. The design has stood the test of time.
One of the straps is made of leather, and it features exquisite stitching. The band is attached with lugs made of stainless steel that are purposefully oversized and project beyond the surface of the band. The Discover Linden Automatic is another style that will never go out of style.
The case of this watch measures 46 millimeters across and only 13 millimeters thick. Mineral glass, which is resistant to scratching, is placed on the top of the face of the watch. You’ll discover an automatic movement whenever you open it up.
New Orleans Automatics
We have here something that is completely up to date, a watch that is a hybrid of a skeleton and an aviation watch. The case is made of stainless steel and is 47 mm by 16.5 mm. It is also rather weighty. The minute and hour marks stand out against the dial’s dark background, which is white. A window located at the 2 o’clock position provides a glimpse inside the watch to allow the wearer to observe the automatic movement.
The element of the skeleton is located in the sixth place, and its colors are blue, silver, and gold. The dome is made of mineral glass, which is resistant to scratching, and the strap is made of soft black leather. It can withstand water pressure of up to 100 meters, and, all in all, it has a cluttered appearance, but it’s excellent if you like the pilot style.
Here we go, a bit more formal. Despite being only 40 mm by 13.7 mm in size, it delivers quite a punch.
Similar to the Bambino by Orient, the New Haven is offered in a variety of different stylistic variations (and you can read more about that and other Orient timepieces here). The ‘open heart’ model, which is a one-of-a-kind watch with clean and elegant lines, is by far the most popular choice.
The scratch-resistant mineral glass dome protects the automatic movement built in Switzerland and is housed inside a casing made of stainless steel. It has a rating of 5ATM, which means that it will protect your watch from water in the event that you forget to remove it before taking a shower or it rains. The shoulder strap is crafted from supple brown leather.
The face of the watch is white, and it has golden hour markings that are elongated and matching golden hands. Additionally, the case has a gold plating. The fact that the leather on the band is alligator provides a certain air of sophistication.
1892 Regent Automatic
The Regent Automatic is a new addition to the 1982 collection, and it continues with the motif of dresses from earlier.
The dial, in this instance, is pitch black and decorated with a wave pattern. There is a date window located next to the four o’clock position. Arabic is used for the hour markers, and they occur every three hours. A very good minute marking can be found all the way around the edge. Even in dim conditions, the time can be read clearly thanks to the wide, bright hands.
The case is made of stainless steel and is 47 mm by 15 mm. It houses an automatic movement and is waterproof up to 50 meters. The strap is made of authentic black leather, and when it’s on your wrist, you’ll undoubtedly notice that it makes a bold statement.
Because Ingersoll attempted to create a modern race watch with this model, it features three dials in addition to a tachymeter that is integrated into the bezel of the case.
The Regent, on the other hand, is not your average chronograph. The buttons are flush to the case when they are pressed, making them practically invisible. This watch was designed to be worn for formal occasions, as evidenced by its brazen application of gold and its black alligator leather bracelet. It measures 47 millimeters on each side and has a thickness of 15 millimeters.
It is not at all recommended that you wear this to the gym; rather, you should consider purchasing the stainless steel variant.
Inside is a Japanese quartz movement. On top is a mineral that is resistant to scratching, and it has a grade of 5ATM.
Women’s Regent (Quartz)
The Women’s Regent is a watch for women that exudes a lot of class.
The dial is completely white, and there is a depression in the center of it. There is also a thin second hand, and the sub-dials are located at the 6 o’clock position. An hour marker is deftly positioned between the crystals, and both the crystals and the hour marker are made of the same stones. The Arabic digits appear at the top of the clock every three hours.
The case is 38 millimeters by 10 millimeters and is made of stainless steel, just like its cousin that is designed for men. It is protected on top by a mineral that is resistant to scratches, and it has a water-resistance rating of 50 meters. The band is constructed of supple black alligator, and the movement, which is made in Japan and is a quartz type, is dependable.