Seth Thomas carries a proud and unique heritage, founded by a man who was born in Connecticut just after the Revolutionary War. His clockmaking company began producing high-grade pocket watches in 1885, and the factory ended up making some of the most gorgeous designs of our railroad era, spanning nearly 30 years' worth of production until the outbreak of World War I.
Unmolested watches are the best watches, because everything is factory-original. That includes the jeweling, the balance staff, the untouched balance weights, and everything under the dial. No ghost marks, no corrosion, no stripped screws, no mismatched hands, and no tool slips. This Model 7 Seth Thomas is such a watch, showing very little mileage at all in the 120 years or so since it was made. The Old Eagle line debuted around 1896 as a lower-cost alternative to the Models 2 and 3, lasting until around 1905 when they were replaced by the thinner New Eagle line. This Grade 107 has all of its jeweling in gold settings on the upper plate only, a common marketing trick at the time, and was just fully restored for the next owner. The snowy white dial is correct for this model, as are the thin blued spade hands, and the 10-year gold-filled Essex hunting case is in superb shape with hinges that don't overextend, intact springs, a tight bow, a sharp crown, and a glass crystal. Matching lanyard and display stand included.
Manufacturer - Seth Thomas
Serial Number - 607160
Watch Size - 18
Watch Model - 7
Watch Grade - 17
Jewel Count - 11
Winding/Setting - Stem/Lever
Production Year - Around 1901
Straps are an alternative to chains, which don't grind up the metal bows. Prevent drops with these supple straps, hand-braided from top-grain leather in your choice of colors.
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