Internet Horology Club 185
In Search Of Seth Thomas

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April 12, 2013, 22:13
Bila Wirriganwalters
In Search Of Seth Thomas
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,
May 24, 2013, 21:38
Eric Unselt
Thanks, Bila Smile

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.

May 24, 2013, 21:39
Eric Unselt
Fronted by a light-Arabic dial with thin spade hands:

June 23, 2013, 08:09
Daniel Tabarcea
July 14, 2013, 21:07
Eric Unselt
Thanks, Dan Smile

An ad for the Grade 57:

July 14, 2013, 21:08
Eric Unselt
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:

July 14, 2013, 21:09
Eric Unselt
It fronts an unusual fancy dial with a pale blue background and red Arabic numerals.

July 14, 2013, 21:19
Eric Unselt
All wrapped up in a gold-filled Philadelphia case with a great outdoors scene:

August 05, 2013, 22:25
Eric Unselt
The Corona Watch Co was a Seth Thomas contract name, listed here in Shugart's APW Vol 1:

August 05, 2013, 22:27
Eric Unselt
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.

August 05, 2013, 22:29
Eric Unselt
Fronted by a matching dial:

August 05, 2013, 22:30
Eric Unselt
Billeted into a Silveroid clamshell Keystone case:

September 11, 2013, 20:49
Eric Unselt
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:

September 11, 2013, 20:50
Eric Unselt
A 15-jewel example with pressed-in settings:

September 11, 2013, 20:51
Eric Unselt
All wrapped up in it's original sturdy Illinois gold-filled workingman's hunter case:

September 30, 2013, 16:22
Lou Copas
one word...


not many things have I ever seen crafted from metal are as breath taking as this collection...

simply beautiful ...
October 26, 2013, 16:13
Eric Unselt
Thanks, Lou Smile

Here is another Model 5 Grade 182 with an early serial number featuring the ivy pattern around a broken-star center:

October 26, 2013, 16:14
Eric Unselt
Fronting it is a Roman dial with matching light spade hands.

November 15, 2013, 08:59
Eric Unselt

November 15, 2013, 09:01
Eric Unselt
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:

November 15, 2013, 09:03
Eric Unselt
Fronted by a flawless matching Gothic Roman dial:

November 15, 2013, 09:06
Eric Unselt
Boxed up in a great President case.