This Ingersoll was made in Britain with a Swiss movement, and has nothing to do with the American Ingersoll watches – apart from the brand name that was sold on … Continue reading
Thanks to Christian’s kind offer about opening his WatchGuy blog to selected followers, I couldn’t resist the temptation to hijack the site, and post about a subject close to the heart and usually never forgotten; your first watch ;-). My first watch was received as a Christmas present in 1974, from my late Grandmother. Continue reading
Roy Hancocks of Birmingham is one of the few watchmakers in the UK that make their own watches, and, in this case, using an ETA2892A2 as the movement. I checked their web site, and they apparently don’t offer their own brand watches any more …
This one is in a 9k gold case, and it belongs to my father-in-law. A while ago, the auto winder stopped working, and now the watch has stopped altogether, even when hand-wound. Should have given me the watch a bit earlier, but I’m sure there won’t be any damage done. Continue reading
This is another one of my friend Mick’s watches. Very early 20th century, and a central second pocket watch! It’s a keyless movement, and it even has a hacking second. 7 jewels will do the trick, as that covers the most important places where you want to see one.
It’s ticking, but barely, and it is in bad need of a service. Too much oil, and a very poor amplitude.