If you have not seen seen an Ingersoll SeaLion before we would not be surprised. We hadn’t. But we are very glad we were offered this one.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
There is very little information about this watch available, but judging by the movement and the styling we think this watch was made circa 1972. If you have any more information then please do contact us.
The movement is a manual wind Ronda 1215-21, running at 21,600 bph, and we haven’t split the case to show the movement this time as we did not want to damage the case when the movement is keeping good time. The case is made from fibreglass, and the movement would come out of the front once you remove the glass. The benefit of this design is it is easier to keep the case watertight (hence the name Sealion printed in relief on the case back), and it also prevents people from ‘popping the back off to have a look’. But the movement wasn’t why you have read this far – it is the dial colour and design.
The dial is in fantastic condition and the deep dished dial is set off by chunky hour markers and a steel bezel (possibly stainless – we can’t say for sure). the white second hand is also a nice touch, and very typical of the period. The colour of the dial is reminiscent of a Seiko Pogue if you have been lucky enough to see or own a good one of those. The strap would have originally been white plastic to match the case back, but we have used a new old stock black plastic strap to tone things down a little.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 42.6 mm
Width without crown 39.9 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 39.9 mm
Case Thickness 12.7 mm
Bracelet maximum length n/a
All sizes are approximate.
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