The name of Seth Thomas carries a proud and unique heritage, founded by a Puritan man with an iron work ethic who was born just after the Revolutionary War in Connecticut. His clockmaking company began producing high-grade pocket watches in 1885, the only American clockmaker to attempt it, and the factory ended up making some of the most gorgeous designs of our railroad era. Imagine owning a timepiece from two centuries ago!
The Model 2 was the company's first hunting watch, conceived in 1886 and produced the following year. It was a skeletonized 3/4-plate design with a graceful cantilever over the center wheel pivot that continued the use of the long pallet escapement. Roughly 57,000 of the Model 2 were produced in all grades and jewel counts over the company's 30-year run, so any good example is worth owning. This is an ideal daily carry watch, housed in a truly enormous 4-ounce Keystone coin-silver case with offset hinges that has no dents and no inscriptions. The original snow-white dial carries the correct matching cursive signature under a glass crystal and the blued light spade hands complement it perfectly. The movement is a very solid 15-jewel Grade 52 with very bright gilt plates and every one of its original jewels is still intact. It was just fully restored and all the hardware was re-blued for the next owner, and it's keeping excellent time.
Manufacturer - Seth Thomas
Serial Number - 94626
Watch Size - 18
Watch Model - 2
Watch Grade - 52
Jewel Count - 15
Winding/Setting - Lever/Pendant
Production Year - Around 1896
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