Ingersoll Caliber 523

Ingersoll Caliber 523

Ingersoll Caliber 523

Brand Ingersoll
Caliber Number IN 523
Base Caliber
Dixmont Guangzhou DG3836-6D
Movement Type Automatic
Jewels 22
Power Reserve Unknown (comment below)
Vibrations Per Hour 21,600 bph
Hacking? Yes
Hand-Windable? Yes
Features Hours, minutes, central seconds, date, day of the week, month, 24 hr indicator
Country of Manufacture China
Known Models Ingersoll Houston

The Ingersoll caliber IN 523 automatic watch movement is found in the Houston model. This movement is Chinese-made with 22 jewels.


Ingersoll watches claims this movement should stay accurate between -30 to +30 seconds per day when worn under normal conditions.

Instructions for Day, Date and Month Setting

  1. To achieve an accurate day of the week setting, pull the crown out to the first position and turn the crown anti-clockwise until a day prior to the day you required is achieved i.e. if today is Wednesday then set it onto Tuesday. Now turn the crown clockwise until a date prior to the date you required is achieved. i.e. today is the 16th then set it onto the 15th.
  2. Press button A until you get the month you require.

In the Ingersoll manual, they state the following:

“Over wind of the spring may cause damage to the mainspring. Only wind the spring as far as it will go but not beyond.”

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Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser

This is a Dixmont Guangzhou 28xx movement. You can see the Dixmont logo under the balance wheel.

Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser

BTW – Since the DG28xx movements have a hacking lever on the fourth wheel, this movement should hack as well.

Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser

If the feature set is correct, and this is a 4-eye, multi-function version, then it’s actually a Dixmont Guanzhou DG3847B. It’s hard to be sure without knowing what the watch face looks like.

Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser

Nevermind – I found the watch, and the movement is the DG3836-6D.

Base caliber Dixmont Guanzhou DG3836-6D