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Top-shelf for the Model 8 with the Seth signature was this 17-jewel variant with an uninspired pinstripe pattern:

 
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Fronted by a faux double-sunk Arabic dial with matching light spade hands:

 
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Wrapped up in a lesser "thin" Montauk case:

 
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Eric perhaps the pinstrpeing is uninspiring but it is elegant.Beautiful watch!
Regards
Roger
 
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Thanks, Roger Smile

Keeping in mind that the serial numbers for the Model 5 started at 200,000, the earliest movement that I can find is 200,392 in a black-and-white catalog re-print.

This example is a 15-jewel unadjusted Grade 159:

 
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The earliest specimen in my collection is SN 200,406 - and it's a 15-jewel adjusted Grade 204.

Note the pattern change from the ad above:

 
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It fronts the standard double-depressed Arabic dial:

 
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Well-fitted into a very healthy Crescent case:

 


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Nice looking case - Eric...
 
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The Grade 159 was mid-level in the Model 5 family - pendant-set with a micro-regulator, and at 15 jewels it made for a very solid carry watch:

 
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This specimen fronts the black-only 24-hour radial Arabic dial:

 
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Bunkered into a Supreme gold-filled case:

 
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The grade of that watch may be mid-level, but that dial is top shelf. I love it
 
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Thanks, Ryan Smile

My own favorite is the rarest Seth Thomas dial of them all - the double-sunk 24-hour Montgomery:

 
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Awesome 24 hour dials Eric! The Canadian Montgomery dial is the first one I've seen.

John III
 
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Thanks, John Smile

Here's another variant of a Grade 182; this specimen is the straight-nickel version of a pattern shown a few pages back.

 
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Fronting it is a black-only heavy Arabic dial with matching heavy spade-and-poker hands:

 
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Carefully guarded in a massive Crescent swing-case with a copper-inlay train and tender on the back:

 
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Very nice!


Dave Turner
 
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Yes Eric I'm with you on that one. That 24 hour monty is superb my friend.
 
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Thanks, boys Smile

Another one of the lesser named grades is the 18-size Republic, shown here in a machined gilt finish:

 
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Fronting that 7-jewel Model 12 is a rare embossed metal dial:

 
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