Ingersoll story Robert und Charles Ingersoll were the founders of the oldest  american watch manufacture. During their neverending  creativity they set many milestones while developing pocket  and wrist watches. In 1892 they succeeded in producing watches in big quantities  and with high quality. With the help of Henry Ford they  developed an automated production system for pocket  watches and later on for wrist watches. From now on there  was the traditional watch manufacture Ingersoll besides the  automated production of watches. At a high quality level and at a moderate price of later on 1  Dollar (corresponding with a daily pay) the so called "Dollar-  Watch" was born.  The Dollar-Watch was very popular, so that some millions of  these watches were produced. Even Theodore Roosevelt   mentioned that he was described as "the man from the land where the  Ingersolls are made" while he was hunting in Africa. The success of the Dollar-Watch, later on called the "Yankee", was  amazing. The Ingersoll brothers had to increase the production  because of the immense demand. One of the smallest pocket watches was produced at the Ingersoll  factory, the so-called "pocket Watch". In 1919 the Ingersoll brothers  developed the first watch in a "night design" which was called  "Radiolite" and which had luminous numerals. In the meantime Charles Ingersoll produced an extra robust mechanic  wrist watch for the army with a shortable metal watch strap. This was  the birth of the "military watch". Later on this watch was produced in  limited Edition for watch lovers.  The Titanic sunk on their maiden voyage in 1912 by a tragic accident.  Many people had to let their lives like Oscar Scott Woody whose  pocket Watch "Ingersoll-Midget" with an engraving was found during  the last dives to the wreck.  Many famous individuals wore an loved their Ingersoll watches like  Thomas Drake the circumnavigator or A. Edison, T.Roosevelt and  James Dean. In historic books for example it is written about Mahatma  Gandhi and his Ingersoll watch. The pilot Sir Alan Cobham used his  Ingersoll watch during his flight around the black continent africa in  1928 to take the precise time. "Because I could not rely on any of the  clocks on board of the plane I used my Ingersoll for recording the time.  She always acted as a trustworthy chronometer for seven months  under different climates and for a distance of 23.000 miles." There are too many stories which could be told about the Ingersoll  brothers and their watches. Tradition obliges and we want to continue with the high quality and the  competitive prices of the wrist watches which were produced by  Charles and Robert Ingersoll some time ago. .............the legend lives! The Story of Ingersoll Presented by: