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Maybe Kent can post a picture.
Hi Kent,Hi Shelby:
Welcome to the NAWCC American Pocket Watch Message Board!
Judging by the serial number, your watch movement is a Seth Thomas model 5. These were introduced in about 1895. You may be interested in the Seth Thomas Clock Co. Encyclopedia article and especially in the message board thread Seth Thomas Maiden Lane 25J (the 17-jewel Maiden Lane is discussed towards the end of the thread).
We're waiting to see your pictures,
It is a shame about the dial but I am getting an Illinois Hercules case in relatively decent condition and learned something about Seth Thomas movements I didn't know. I'd call that a win. And if this can add to your project, even better. Thanks!Rod:
You.ye got a interesting watch, although its a shame about the dial.
Thanks for taking the time and trouble to show it to us.
Rod, I think you will find a lot of useful info on Seth Thomas at Seth Thomas Researchlearned something about Seth Thomas movements
Thank you!Rod, I think you will find a lot of useful info on Seth Thomas at Seth Thomas Research
Got the watch today and, as suspected, the movement has a few issues. What I didn't expect was an issue with the case. The case is a tip out where the square end of the winding stem is supposed to go into a square hole in the movement. The square stem end is sheered off and needs to be replaced. Does anybody know how to disassemble the crown/stem assembly? Thanks. PS Since I was there, I hit the case with a little silver polish and this is the result.It is a shame about the dial but I am getting an Illinois Hercules case in relatively decent condition and learned something about Seth Thomas movements I didn't know. I'd call that a win. And if this can add to your project, even better. Thanks!
Success!! Thank you very much! Do you know if these are available somewhere or am I looking at a rebuild?Hold the remaining square end with needle nose pliers and then turn the crown counter clockwise. Push the stem out toward the interior of the case once the crown is off.
The stem in this type of case always needs to be pulled out when lifting the movement case frame or guess what happens, a broken stem.
Thanks! I've reached out to Dave's so, we'll see what happens. I had posted in the Parts Wanted Forum with no results so far.You might be successful finding one if you contact someone that repairs vintage/antique watches or sells parts for them. An example would be someone like (Dave's Watch Parts and Tools/). It can be made if you have a jeweler's lathe and some stock plus a die for making threads. It's a lot of work for such a small part but sometimes that is the best one can do. Sometimes a collector that has bulk parts will chime in and help you out. You might want to consider posting your problem in the Watch Repair section as you might get additional responses.
Just an update. Dave found a match for my broken stem. It arrived today and was just what I needed. Thanks again for the referral.Thanks! I've reached out to Dave's so, we'll see what happens. I had posted in the Parts Wanted Forum with no results so far.