IHC Member 1555
posted April 12, 2013 22:13
Might be a lesser grade Eric but still a great looking movement and dial, I can see why the Seth Thomas are your favourites, thank you once again for the photos and education.
Best Regards, bila
posted May 24, 2013 21:38
The Model 8 line could be found with either honest or show-off jewelling. If the train gears had a hole jewel on both ends of it's respective staff, then the paired jewels played a part in reducing friction. If the jewels were installed only on the upper plate, then they were more for looks than functionality since the lower pivots were simply bushed into the pillar plate - like the two-tone Model 8 pictured below with a total jewel count of 11:
The tip-off is the lack of a regulator gooseneck.
posted May 24, 2013 21:39
Fronted by a light-Arabic dial with thin spade hands:
posted June 23, 2013 08:09
posted July 14, 2013 21:07
An ad for the Grade 57:
posted July 14, 2013 21:08
Bottom shelf for the Model 5 was the Grade 57 (or the 47 in gilt), a lever-set 7-jewel unadjusted movement.
Thanks to our Brother Phil for showing me where to look to acquire this variant with pinstripes:
posted July 14, 2013 21:09
It fronts an unusual fancy dial with a pale blue background and red Arabic numerals.
posted July 14, 2013 21:19
All wrapped up in a gold-filled Philadelphia case with a great outdoors scene:
posted August 05, 2013 22:25
The Corona Watch Co was a Seth Thomas contract name, listed here in Shugart's APW Vol 1:
posted August 05, 2013 22:27
The Corona was a scarce Model 12, indeed the first one I've been able to find.
My thanks to Bila Wirriganwalters for his help in completing this watch.
posted August 05, 2013 22:29
Fronted by a matching dial:
posted August 05, 2013 22:30
Billeted into a Silveroid clamshell Keystone case:
posted September 11, 2013 20:49
Like the Edgemere line, the Republic was available in the open-face and hunter Models 12 and 13, respectively, and could be had in a variety of jewel counts, patterns, and the choice between straight nickel and two-tone.
Another variant of the Model 13 Republic:
posted September 11, 2013 20:50
A 15-jewel example with pressed-in settings:
posted September 11, 2013 20:51
All wrapped up in it's original sturdy Illinois gold-filled workingman's hunter case:
posted September 30, 2013 16:22
stunning... not many things have I ever seen crafted from metal are as breath taking as this collection... simply beautiful ...
posted October 26, 2013 16:13
Here is another Model 5 Grade 182 with an early serial number featuring the ivy pattern around a broken-star center:
posted October 26, 2013 16:14
Fronting it is a Roman dial with matching light spade hands.
posted November 15, 2013 08:59
posted November 15, 2013 09:01
Here's an earlier Model 2 with the exaggerated Olde English script signature. This specimen again has no center jewel under the dial, making for a total of 16:
posted November 15, 2013 09:03
Fronted by a flawless matching Gothic Roman dial:
posted November 15, 2013 09:06
Boxed up in a great President case.