Winner CWC by Ingersoll or New Haven?

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  1. bjornestad

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    The movement looks like New Haven and the movement serial number 39670523 comes up under Ingersoll and New Haven and even Chicago. The Winner CWC (minus the train) watch is listed as Ingersoll in the Guide. Any thoughts?

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    #3 Steven Thornberry, Oct 17, 2019
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    This does appear to be an Ingersoll. Based on George Townsend's book The Watch that made the Dollar Famous, the movement, with the same patent dates, is shown in Plate 37 of the section on Ingersoll. Townsend also indicates that Ingersoll used the name Winner (as did Ingraham, but this is not an Ingraham). The serial number puts production date of the movement at 1914-15, again per Townsend. He calls the dates Approximate Production Dates.

    PS: I have corrected the production dates to what is now above.
     
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    I agree it is the Connecticut Watch Co. The watch in your second link seems to be the twin of bjornestad's watch.
     
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    Hi Pat,
    Yes, it does have the small "t" inside the "C" etc and I also thought of the Connecticut Watch Company but didn't make the connection with it being an Ingersoll private label so many thanks on connecting the dots!!!
     
  6. bjornestad

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    Thank you Steve and Pat for clarification on the Ingersoll private label CWC and the plate showing this as definitely Ingersoll.
    Just when I think I can identify a watch by the ' innards ' the lines blur lol.
     

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