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Due to the lack of existing factory records, our Seth Thomas database has been reconstructed using observations of known watches.
As a result, the information may contain inaccuracies. Please let us know if you have details that can improve the database.

Grade: 122

Private Label(s) in Run: Earle - Philadelphia, Pa. // Jos. Hermann. - Red Jacket, Mich.

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 106416
Grade: 122
Model: 14
Size: 6s
Jewels: 11j
Jewel Setting: Pressed Cup/Friction Settings
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Regulator: Plain
Hairspring: Flat
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
Movement Markings: Earle
Philadelphia, PA.
Safety Pinion
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Verifications & Observations

  • March 7, 2019:
    Serial Number 105414 was reported as accurate
  • December 24, 2018:
    Serial Number 106416 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It i not a private label It is clearly marked
    Seth Thomas , Thomaston connecticut, & I own it
    Curator Response: Thanks for the report. The private labels listed are simply observations within the run. This does not mean all movements in the run were marked with private label names.
  • May 20, 2015:
    Serial Number 106209 was reported as inaccurate
    Note: It's a P.L. from ST Joseph Mich
    was on E-Bay
    Changes since this report was submitted:
    Grade changed from Unknown to 122