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  1. John007 Jun 9, 2021

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    I have a pocket watch that I'm trying to find out more about it

    It has Ingersoll of face aswell as 18 rubis
    On workings has SU 124766
    On rear cover has 3d train.

    Can anyone help
     
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  2. JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jun 9, 2021

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    Interesting watch.

    Based on other examples it's genuine and not as some would think, a fake or Franken.

    An explanation by "Chascomm" over at WUS.

    Incidentally, the history of Ingersoll is much wider than many US collectors realize. In 1912 they set up a subsidiary in London assembling US parts. The soon switched to local manufacture. When Waterbury bought US Ingersoll the UK branch remained independent. The ceased local manufacture in 1929 and started importing. In 1947 they entered a partnership with Smiths to set up the Anglo-Celtic Watch Company to again build watches in the UK. The pulled out of the partnership in the 1960s and switched to European-sourced watches. Looks like they were buying Soviet, too. More recently the brand has changed hands, hence the modern German-owned Ingersoll that's big on American heritage but source their watches from China.

    So you see, there is nothing illegitimate about a Molnija badged as Ingersoll. And the Serkisoff Turkish railway style is the most common pattern for Molnija's OEMed for foreign companies.
     
  3. John007 Jun 9, 2021

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    Thank you for the reply do they hold any value?
    Im trying to find year aswell.
     
  4. SkunkPrince Jun 9, 2021

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    Not much value. As for year, the Soviets made a cubic buttload of those watches, so there's no way of knowing for sure. Could be anywhere from the 50s to the 80s.

    Its real value is in a timepiece, really. Many Soviet watches can be adjusted to keep darn good time. I had a Vostok Amphibian adjusted to better than COSC spec.
     
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