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REVIEW: Ingersoll Richmond (Part 1)

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Over the last days here (well, a week plus) we’ve been looking at a handful of models from the brands held by the Zeon group.  Today, we’ll have a look at the third Ingersoll model they sent over for review, the Richmond.

The specific model we were provided is the IN-1800WH, and it’s easy to see that this watch is intended for a more formal setting (can’t see blued hands being much use on a sport watch, now can you?) – and in that setting it works nicely.  Of course, I’m a sucker for dress watches it seems, and by adding an opening on the dial so you can see the balance wheel going – well, that’s just icing on the cake.

For a dress watch, it measures in at a surprising 42mm (though it seems like it wears more compactly).  The movement you see working away through the opening is Ingersoll’s 735 calibre, which featres 35 jewels, and drives the day, date, and month complications (along with telling time, of course).

The case is made from stainless steel, and it features (what I’m calling) a sandwhich cookie design.  You’ve got coin edge bezels on the top and bottom, and then in between you’ve got a slightly recessed layer (where an Ingersoll logo resides).  It’s a bit of an odd effect, especially on a dress piece – but it does differentiate it from the crowd.

Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up our review, and touch on a few improvements I feel could be made in a future iteration.

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