Seth Thomas

Kent

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Wow!

Nice pair!
 

HenryB

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With those wonderful finished movements, wonder if they were intended to be an "advertising" piece for the jeweler ?

Thanks for showing them
 

HenryB

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I am but a novice at Seth Thomas Watches.

Are they a Model 5 Grade 281 ?
 

John Pavlik

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Henry,

They are Mdl 5's...I would guess that they are Grade 169's.... 17 jewel but not listed as being adjusted.. The demaskeen patterns give the impression that they are to be higher grade that they are.. If I could find 2 Seth Thomas' marked display cases I would think that would be an excellent case for them.. Has any one ever seen an 18 size Seth Thomas marked display case ??..
 

HenryB

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John, I a see a picture of a 281 Grade Seth THomas taken from a 1913 Seth THomas Catalog that was reproduced in Chris Bailey's Seth Thomas Watch Book. (page 72)

The watch pictured is 288948 and is the "spitting" image of your movements (without the Private Labels). The watch pictured does NOT have "adjusted" on the plates.

Description of the watch is "17 Jewels, Adjusted to Temperature, and Pendant set with fine depressed Railroad Dial and Hands, finely finished throughout and beautifully Damasked in Gold and Nickel"
 

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I have a grade 281 with the same pattern as the ones above. Mine is SN 234,657. Mine is not a private label, and is marked adjusted.

Tom
 

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I am waiting for Ed, as I believe he is a guru on this manufacturer. :?|
 

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Tom:

Is 234,657 lever-set?
 

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