WATCH CANDY 

THE ONLINE VINTAGE WATCH RESTORATION SCHOOL

 

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READY TO WEAR
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
RARE SETH THOMAS
RESTORED & OVERHAULED
VINTAGE
1968 / 1971

FIRST SEIKOSHA/HATTORI/SEIKO
FACTORY DESIGNED
SETH THOMAS
Wrist Watch


MOVEMENT WITH MARKINGS
SIMILAR TO THOSE BUILT UNDER
CONTRACT FOR THE US MILITARY
VIETNAM WAR

17 JEWEL
FULL 360 ROTOR


QUICK SET DATE
1ST CROWN PULL 1ST CLICK
SECOND CLICK CHANGES DATE

THE IS NO MANUAL WINDING
LIKE THE 6309 AND MANY OTHER SEIKO MOVEMENTS
THESE HAVE RAPID AUTO WIND AND I MEAN RAPID
SIMPLY MOVE BACK AND FORTH THEN STRAP IT ON..
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36 X 41

W/O CROWN

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ROCK INVESTED IN THIS ELECTRIC SETH THOMAS WHEN HE HAD THE 11,500 SQFT JEWELRY
OPERATION IN 1989. IT SAT FOR 15 YEARS DUE TO LACK OF PARTS. IT IS ELECTRIC. HAS BALANCE .

Vintage 1960's Seth Thomas 601 Electric Watch. Three part stainless steel Roamer case with two part stem. The band is double padded leather with a stainless steel push button deployment buckle.Condition of the watch is excellent with extremely minimal wear. 

OF OUR 150,000 IMAGES OF OUR WORKS ONLY  80 ARE SETH THOMAS
THIS ONE ROCK RESTORED IT IS THE EARLIEST S.T. WRIST WATCH

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VINTAGE 1914 FIRST FACTORY DESIGNED Seth Thomas Wrist Watch

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15 JEWEL "QUICK TRAIN" [18,000 BPH] HIGH FINISH SETH THOMAS MOVEMENT

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Seth Thomas Watch Co Thomaston, Connecticut 1883-1915 ORIGINAL QUALITY 15J
SETH THOMAS THOMASTON CONN POCKET WATCH MOVEMENT THE ACTUAL SERIAL NUMBER PREDATES PRODUCTION DATE WHICH DEMONSTRATES THAT SETH THOMAS UTILIZED TRIED AND TRUE  POCKET WATCH MOVEMENTS
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THE FACTS ARE THE SALE OF WATCHES [WESTCLOX] WITH
SEIKO MOVEMENTS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR
WAS NOT LOST ON SETH THOMAS. WHILE THE QUARTZ MOVEMENT WAS UNLEASHED BY SEIKO IN 1969. DECEMBER AT THAT, AND MANY
WATCH COMPANIES/BRANDS FELL BY THE WAYSIDE
THIS SETH THOMAS WAS BUILT WITH QUALITY AT HAND

ALSO TAKING THAT FACT AND ADDING THE DOUBLE CASE
OR THE SHIELD CONFERRING THE MOVEMENT WAS ALSO A MILITARY
CREATION

Thomas was born in Wolcott, Connecticut, in 1785. He started in the clock business in 1807, working for clockmaker Eli Terry. In 1810, he bought Terry's clock business though chose to sell his partnership in 1812, moving in 1813 to Plymouth Hollow, Connecticut, where he set up a factory to make metal-movement clocks. He died in 1859.In 1875 the town was renamed Thomaston in Thomas' memory. Thomaston was originally part of the Farmington Proprietor's purchase in 1684 of the Mattatuck Plantation, the Thomaston area achieved independence in 1739, as the Northbury Parish. Northbury and Westbury united in 1780 to form Watertown. In 1795 Northbury again separated to become Plymouth, the Thomaston section was called Plymouth Hollow.

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QUICK SET DATE, SUPER QUICK AUTOWIND SOLID CONSTRUCTION
THIS WAS ONE OF THE LAST SETH THOMAS WATCHES
BUT IT WAS THE BEST

In 1813 a man named Seth Thomas came to the hollow to manufacture clocks. By 1856 Thomas was labeling his clocks with "Thomas Town." He helped route the Naugatuck railroad through Plymouth Hollow, linking Plymouth Hollow with the brass center at Waterbury. On July 6,1875 Thomas Town became Thomaston in memory of Seth Thomas and the separation from Plymouth was confirmed by the State Legislature. IN 1859, his son Aaron became president and began to add new clocks to the company's line.The Seth Thomas Clock Company was considered to be one of the premiere American clock manufactures well into the 20th century. Between 1865 and 1879 they operated as Seth Thomas' Sons & Company.

Between 1884 and 1915 Seth Thomas manufactured jeweled pocket watches. In 1931 they became a subsidiary of General Time Instruments Corporation. SETH THOMAS BEGAN PRODUCING POCKET AND WRIST WATCHES BETWEEN 1884 AND 1915. THE FIRST AND ONLY SETH THOMAS PRODUCED  WRIST WATCHES WERE INTRODUCED ONLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE THE COMPANY CHANGED HANDS IN 1931 .

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LUMINATED HANDS AND DIAL DOTS

The Seth Thomas Clock Company was a premiere American clock manufacturing company that prospered into the 20th century. It's founder, Seth Thomas (1785-1859) ,  had been manufacturing clocks since 1814. But it was in 1853, that Seth Thomas incorporated the Seth Thomas Clock Company in Sleepy Hollow, Connecticut. And it was the success of the company that led the citizens of Sleepy Hollow to rename the city to Thomaston . 

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NOTE THE RED HAND?
THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORK OF SEIKOSHA HATTORI SEIKO

In 1859, Seth Thomas passed away and his son, Aaron, became president of the Seth Thomas Clock Company. Between 1862 and 1880, the decisions of Aaron Thomas would propel the company into the 20th century.  He purchased the patent rights of Wait T. Huntington and Harvey Platts of Ithaca, New York to add a perpetual calendar clock and tall case clocks, Tower and Street clocks to their line.

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THAT LIZARD STRAP IS HAND MADE IN ITALY
THE DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE IS AWESOME
IT EXTENDS STRAPS DOUBLE TO TRIPLE.

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Between 1865 and 1879, Aaron Thomas also operated a subsidiary firm known as Seth Thomas' Sons & Company that manufactured high-grade 15-day mantel clock movements which they supplied to the New York sales outlet known as the American Clock Company.

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CASE WAS ELECTRO CLEANED BUFFED AND 24 KARAT GOLD WAS ELECTRO FORMED
TO CLEAN UP A LOT OF CASE SCRATCHES AND OTHER FACTORS

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THIS SETH THOMAS RESTORE

OK, IF YOU HAVE READ ABOUT WATCH CANDY, THE ONLINE VINTAGE/ANTIQUE WATCH RESTORATION PROGRAM, THEN YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS.

WE HAD A PATRON INVEST IN A MIDO BUMPER. THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE MIDO AND ROCK AND THE PATRON COMMUNICATED. ROCK FIXED THE MINOR PROBLEM AND HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION BY EMAIL WITH THE PATRON. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER AND THE PATRON JOINED WATCH CANDY  THE ANTIQUE/VINTAGE RESTORATION PROGRAM.

SOON IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT THIS PATRON WAS READY TO GO BUT IT WOULD BE A FEW MONTHS BEFORE HE COULD BEGIN. SO ROCK PROPOSED A DEAL.   GOLDSMITHWORKS WOULD REVIEW ANY WATCHES THE MEMBER WAS LOOKING AT OR INVESTING IN, THEN ROCK WOULD RESTORE SAID TIMEPIECES,, INCLUDING PARTS, DIALS, ETC,  WITH THE PATRON RECEIVING 1/3RD OF SALE PRICE. THE IDEA WAS TO ALLOW THE PATRON TO LEARN AM AND DECIDED TO TAKE ROCKS SUGGESTION THAT HE LOOK AROUND FOR WATCHES TO RESTORE.

THE FIRST DAY HE WENT OUT HE PICKED UP A HALF DOZEN OR SO WATCHES FOR 50.00 THIS IS ONE OF THEM!! ROCK AGREED TO RESTORE THEM UNTIL HE CAN PERFORM RESTORATIONS.

A WATCH CANDY STUDENT CAN PROFIT 3 TO 5 TIMES HIS INVESTMENTS UNTIL HE/SHE CAN PERFORM THE RESTORES.

WATCH CANDY

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THE ONLINE VINTAGE WATCH RESTORATION SCHOOL

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CASE BACK LEFT SHIELD RIGHT

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NOTE CASE BEFORE ALL THE CASE WORK
SEE THE METAL PIECE? IT IS A SHIELD THAT
FITS OVER MOVEMENT UNDER THE CASE BACK

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WESTCLOX VIETNAM ISSUE
USING SEIKO MILITARY MOVEMENT
PLASTIC ONE PIECE CASE

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NOTE ABOVE THE  A-201
THAT WAS THE SYMBOL OF SEIKO
MILITARY MOVEMENT

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NOTE THIS SEIKO AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT
IN THIS SETH THOMAS
HAS THE MILITARY MARK

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NOTE THE VIETNAM ISSUE SHIELD
IN THE WEST CLOX, SAME SHIELD WAS USED IN US ORD WATCHES

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NOTE THE SETH THOMAS SHIELD

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CASEBACK

ROCK HAD TO ENLARGE THREE OF THE SET
SQUARES DUE TO THE FACT IT WOULD NOT COME OFF
NO HARM DONE AND THE CASE BACK WILL COME OFF WITH WRENCH EASIER

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ABOVE IS ROCKS WELDING AND FABRICATION BENCH
ANY THING IN PRECIOUS METALS GEMS STEEL
CROWNS TO CASE REPAIRING LUGS AND WAY MORE
FROM CARVING A RING TO BUILDING A WATCH CASE

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