In 1880, Robert and Charles Ingersoll founded a watch company in New York that would become revered for the precedents it would set for the watch industry. One of the oldest American watch companies, Ingersoll is acknowledged to have reached many milestones in the development and sale of pocket and wrist watches.
The enterprise of the Ingersoll brothers began with selling watches to a broad public. Until then, due to the need for highly skilled labor, pocket and wrist watches were expensive luxury items. In 1882, the brothers worked with Henry Ford to create the first automated production for pocket watches, and then eventually wrist watches.
Manufacturing high quality items under the motto of "One watch exactly like the other," they charged the very reasonable price of one dollar (a single day's wages at the time). This was how the so-called "Dollar Watch" or "Yankee" was born, of which over a million were produced. The advertisement for them, at the time, read: "The watch that made the dollar famous." The Ingersoll brothers achieved considerable success through their innovative sales policy.
Today's Ingersoll watches embodies their founding intention of providing a quality product at a good value to the customer. Ingersoll's footprint has now become global and their timepieces are now designed by a team of German watch craftsmen. Each expertly crafted timepiece is designed with unique shapes, personality and features. Own a classic American timepiece that captures the American spirit with the precision of European craftsmanship.
Meet the Guest
A seasoned watch professional, Kevin Evans has been in the watch industry since 1988 and the International Sales Manager with Ingersoll for over 21 years. He is an expert in his own right as he has worked with all aspects of watch production including dial making, case manufacture, assembly process, and finally quality control.