Seth Thomas desk clock with alarm, elegant heavy grained brown-colored solid wood square case

Seth Thomas desk clock with alarm, elegant heavy grained brown-colored solid wood square case

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Seth Thomas desk clock with alarm, mechanical wind and set from the back movement has an additional wind key for the alarm, along with a pull/push button to start and stop the alarm, a toggle for Loud or Soft volume and a shutter that allows access to the movement regulator to adjust the timing of the clock, champagne-toned metal dial with a brushed finish has fancy Arabic-style numbers with a luminous finish, black minute markers and a register at 12 o'clock that shows what time the alarm is set for, dial has a few light scratches, bold black steel fancy cut-out hands, elegant heavy grained medium-brown colored solid wood square case with rounded side-edges and a large, brass-outlined aperture for the clock, heavy brass base finished with dark brown felt, white base metal (WBM) back cover on the clock and a domed plastic crystal, case is showing light even wear overall however there are a number of small nicks and scratches along the surface, a small line of red ink and some moderate wear on the back around the 2 winding keys, additionally the alarm itself seems to stick and instead of a constant chime when it is time to activate, there is a single "ping". A high quality and attractive vintage desk clock from a prominent American clock company in very good condition!
  • Age Description: 02Vintage (1940-1980)
  • Company: Seth Thomas
  • Setting/Movement Type: manual-wind
  • Movement Details: alarm function
  • Dial Material: metal
  • Dial Color: champagne
  • Hand Style: other
  • Material: Base Metal - Silver/White, Brass, Wood
  • Width: 111mm (4.37 inches)
  • Length/Height: 95mm (3.74 inches)
  • Thickness: 45mm (1.77 inches)
  • Crystal Material: plastic
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Gender: Unisex
The Seth Thomas Watch Company, located in Thomaston, Connecticut, was in business from 1883 until 1915 and produced approximately 3.6 million watches. Seth Thomas produced a diverse compliment of watches, including their most notable and high grade 24J Maiden Lane series.
Seth Thomas was also a prominent clock manufacturer that is still, under different ownership, producing clocks today. While the company did produce a fair number of pocket watches, in 1915 they phased out the pocket watch production line and focused solely on clock production. More information on the clock history aspect of this business can be found at this overview of the Seth Thomas Clock Company.

As an additional resource, we've posted a Serial Number Production List which includes information for Seth Thomas serial numbers and dates of manufacture.
The NAWCC also has a comprehensive article about the company; additional information may also be found on Wikipedia.
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