Pictured: Duff & Sollace Dial Advertisement, c.1895 (Reproduced in Seth Thomas Watches, 1885-1915 by Chris H. Bailey). The Duff & Sollace Dial Company was organized November 19, 1895 in Thomaston, Connecticut with a capital stock of $5,000, largely funded by George R. Duff. The company,...
Introduction of the Continuous Marginal Minute Figures on American Watch Dials – The “Montgomery Dial”
Pictured: Seth Thomas “Montgomery Dial” with Continuous Marginal Minute Figures, Fitted on an 18-Size “Railway” Movement. As the five-minute marginal figures became popular on American watch dials in the 1890s,.
The Seth Thomas Grade 291: 18-Size, Model 5, Two-Tone, 21 Jewels – Reclassified From Research Grade 280
The lack of factory records for Seth Thomas has been a challenge for researchers and collectors alike. Fortunately, serial lookup engines have been created using observations from surviving watches, allowing.
The already well-established Seth Thomas Clock Company manufactured pocket watches from 1884 to 1915. The movements varied in quality, from low-end 7-Jewel watches to the prestigious 25-Jewel Maiden Lane. Existing Seth Thomas factory records from this era of pocket watch manufacturing are sparse. Fortunately, a...