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    Ingersoll 1960s British made diver's style wristwatch. 17 jewels cal 627

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    Smiths Ingersoll Military Style Watch 1970s Serviced Rare

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    Vintage INGERSOLL 17 Jewel Diver's WristWatch Cal 637 Manual Wind Lever Watch

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    Superb Vintage Smiths Ingersoll Mans Watch. Screwback. Made In G.B. Serviced

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    Ingersoll Triumph London Watch 1956 Original Leather Strap

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    The funny thing is that while most of us readily mock the Smith 'Empire' / Ingersoll RY based watches (that immediately above) as 'cheapo' watches, the RY movement made a very reliable, honest, bomb-proof watch even if the unjewelled pivots wore badly. There was little difference between the two brands yet the Ingersoll if anything had a better case (most were cased up by Ingersoll).

    The new improved TY movement (not seen above) was a vast improvement now offering a 'fully jewelled' movement and a novel 21-jewel version (supposedly celebrating 21-years of Anglo-Celtic) which began to seriously challenge Smiths' own Astrals (price-wise, not quality-wise). These are decent 'medium grade' full jewelled watches that felt like a proper watch such as the Smiths Mercury 21J.

    The rot came with the all-singing, all-dancing 0- to 17-jewel SL Streamlime/Slimline ('Jewelled' meant 1-jewel on the balance). These have the long thin balance bridge (top photos). To make matters worse, the cases got progressively cheaper, yet here again Ingersoll seem to have chosen a better case and the fully jewelled option - especially on 'Divers' watches when compared to Smiths' 1-jewel Boys' Diver absolute c**p!

    These 'cheapos' are gaining in value - every Smiths afficionado should have some! - they are far more preferable to the 1970s Swiss-made Agon based c**p that followed!

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