Monthly Archives: July 2011

1891 Seth Thomas model #5

1891 Seth Thomas model #5

Picked this one out of a box from an estate buyer.. It was the first time I’ve serviced a full plate with s potence so the camera didn’t get set up. Being new to pocket watches I wasn’t aware Seth Thomas made them. Researching I’ve discovered they came out with some beautifully decorated pieces.

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Farringdon H 7j Pocketwatch

Farringdon H 7j Pocketwatch

Pocket watches aren’t a usual feature here but I picked up a few on my recent road trip. I was advised when starting out that buying an old pocket watch to learn on was the best idea and I now understand why. This one didn’t even require a loop for the quick clean and service. In fact I did most of it at a kitchen table using an  eyeglass screwdriver and a pair of reading glasses. For 1883 Collectors it’s a nice example of the Waltham home grade export running on a 7 jewel low grade movement. For someone like a Railroad watch collector it’s worth the price of the silver plus about ten bucks.

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