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Author Topic: Needing Info on this Ingersoll - Reliance  (Read 2224 times)
skinznhydez
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« on: September 15, 2010, 05:20:11 pm »

I have been looking for a place online where I can find info on this pocket watch using the serial number. Like Elgin does. But I guess Ingersoll does not?

The serial Number is 79935 (taken from the movement)
On the inside of the case it says,
"Made For
Reliance
by
Illinois watch case co.
Elgin
USA
Warranted for 10 years

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 12:20:51 am »

Ingersoll was a "dollar  watch" company, mass producing low-grade watches that literally sold for a dollar a watch. The "Reliance" was their somewhat higher grade seven jewel movement, introduced in 1917. I doubt there were any very detailed records kept at this end of the market. Having the case made by a different company was quite common. Note that it was the case that was warranted for  ten years. The Ingersoll company has been out of business since 1921.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 01:02:42 am »

So there aren't really any online records?
Do have any idea of the worth of such a watch?
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 04:42:26 am »

I'm afraid it's not worth very much. They go for $25 to $75 at places I've checked, with good running actions and fancy cases bringing more money, of course.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 05:52:59 pm »

Thanks Very much for your help, Darkhound.
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