Ingersoll Watch Company

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The Ingersoll Watch Company is currently owned by Zeon Watches, a British subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based company Herald Group.wikipedia
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Charles Henry Ingersoll

Ingersoll Watch Company grew out of a mail order business (R H Ingersoll & Bro) started in New York City in 1882 by 21-year-old Robert Hawley Ingersoll and his brother Charles Henry Ingersoll.
Charles Henry Ingersoll (October 29, 1865 – September 21, 1948), co-founded the Ingersoll Watch Company in 1892.

Waterbury, Connecticut

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The first Ingersoll watches, called "Universal" were introduced in 1892, supplied by the Waterbury Clock Company.
Another famous Waterbury product of the mid-19th century was Robert H. Ingersoll's one-dollar pocket watch, five million of which were sold.

Robert H. Ingersoll

Robert Ingersoll
Ingersoll Watch Company grew out of a mail order business (R H Ingersoll & Bro) started in New York City in 1882 by 21-year-old Robert Hawley Ingersoll and his brother Charles Henry Ingersoll.
The first Ingersoll watches, called "Universal" were introduced in 1892, supplied by the Waterbury Clock Company.

Dollar watch

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In 1896 Ingersoll introduced a watch called the Yankee, setting its price at $1. This made it the cheapest watch available at the time, and the first watch to be priced at one dollar; the "dollar watch" was born.
In the early 1890s the Ingersoll Watch Company started selling a Waterbury clock company clock in a watch case for $1.50

Timex Group USA

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In 1944 the Waterbury Clock Company was renamed United States Time Corporation (now Timex Group USA) and continued producing Ingersoll watches in the United States through the 1950s.
During the turn of the century, Waterbury Clock Company produced millions of pocket watches for the newly created partnership of Robert and his brother Charles, Robert H. Ingersoll & Bro., under their own brand name.

Mickey Mouse

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In the 1930s, the company, now called Ingersoll-Waterbury manufactured the first Mickey Mouse watches.
The first Mickey Mouse watches were manufactured in 1933 by the Ingersoll Watch Company.

Timexpo Museum

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The museum focused on important moments of Timex Group's history, including an exhibit on the U.S. Army commissioning Waterbury Clock Company in 1917 to provide wristwatch versions of the Ingersoll Ladies Midget pocketwatch for soldiers heading overseas, but the museum was not limited in scope.

New York City

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Ingersoll Watch Company grew out of a mail order business (R H Ingersoll & Bro) started in New York City in 1882 by 21-year-old Robert Hawley Ingersoll and his brother Charles Henry Ingersoll.

Jewel bearing

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It was cheaply mass-produced from stamped parts and without jewels so that it would be affordable to everyone.

Luminescence

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In 1919 Ingersoll developed a watch with the so-called "night design", the Radiolite with luminous dial.

World War I

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The Ingersoll Watch Company went bankrupt in 1921 during the recession that followed World War I.

World War II

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After the Second World War, the British company, Ingersoll Ltd, joined with Smiths Industries Ltd and Vickers Armstrong in setting up the Anglo-Celtic Company Ltd on the Ynyscedwyn estate.

Swansea

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This was on the outskirts of the village of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, Wales.

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This was on the outskirts of the village of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, Wales.

Brand

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The Ingersoll brand is currently owned by Zeon Watches, a British subsidiary of the Chinese company Herald Group.

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Smiths Group

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In 1946, Smiths and the Ingersoll Watch Company founded the Anglo-Celtic Watch Co. Ltd., which produced watches in Wales.

On the 5:15

The Ingersoll watch, made by the Ingersoll Watch Company, was a popular brand at that time due to its famous one-dollar price.

Earnest Elmo Calkins

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Its clients including a roster of high-profile companies including Beech-Nut, Thomas A. Edison Industries, H.J. Heinz, Pierce-Arrow, E. R. Squibb and Ingersoll Watch.

Kay Kamen

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The following year, Kamen's firm developed the Mickey Mouse watch, which was produced by Ingersoll-Waterbury and soon became the bestselling watch in the United States.

Ingersoll

Ingersoll Watch Company, New York, produced the "Yankee" watch known as "The Watch that Made the Dollar Famous"

Ingersoll (surname)

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Robert Hawley Ingersoll, co-founder of the Ingersoll Watch Company