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.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York, brothers Robert and Charles Ingersoll began building their watch business enterprise in 1880. Though their beginnings were humble, the products delivered created the foundation of one of the oldest American watch companies. In those days, pocket and wristwatches sold exclusively at a luxury price. The Ingersoll siblings collaborated with Henry Ford in order to initiate the first automated production of watches, resulting in a line of timepieces for sale at one dollar a pop ‒ what equated to a single day’s wages back in 1882.
This esteemed watch company has not only surpassed numerous production-related milestones, but has also grown from its New York beginnings to become a globally recognized brand. Each Ingersoll watch is produced by a team of highly skilled German watch craftsmen, created with unique shapes and features to tailor to the wearer’s distinct personality. Browse our selection of Ingersoll watches for men and women online at EVINE Live, where we offer timepieces of all sizes with stainless steel, ceramic, and leather straps fit for varied business and casual occasions.
Here, you’ll be able to buy exquisite Ingersoll watches with complex exposed mechanical automatic movements, featuring display retrograde date, moon phase indicators, power reserve meters and more. Ladies’ and men’s Ingersoll watches marry the precision of European timekeeping with a classic Americana aesthetic.
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