Pocket Watch Database

From the American Horology Archive:
Seth Thomas Grade 179 Pocket Watch Movement

Seth Thomas Watch Co.

Grade: 179

Manufacturer: Seth Thomas
Manufacturer Location: Thomaston, Connecticut
Movement Serial Number: 69532
Grade: 179
Model: 3
Estimated Production Year: 1893
Size: 18s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Lever
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Balance Type: Expansion
Regulator: Reed
Hairspring: Flat
Adjusted: Yes
Movement Markings: Seth Thomas
Thomaston, Conn.
Safety Pinion
Adjusted
Database Version: v48.139

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Data Verification Reports

Anonymous · October 11, 2019

Serial Number 69128 was reported as accurate.

winterwolf Supporter 81 · August 17, 2019

Serial Number 69532 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: My only problem with the grade 179 for this watch
is the book I am looking at says it's a hunting
case movement. This movement is open-face. Maybe
they made both in this grade?
Curator Response: The Seth Thomas Grade 179 is described in the 1896 A.C. Becken catalog as "17 jewels, patent regulator, adjusted, Open Face, nickel." The equivalent hunting grade is the 180 (Model 2). I believe the "Complete Price Guide to Watches" book lists the 179 as a hunting movement, but I have never found any support for that while original sources indicate otherwise.

winterwolf Supporter 81 · August 16, 2019

Serial Number 69532 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Watch looks to be 17 jewels, not 15.
Single-Sunk,not double. States Adjusted on
movement.
Curator Response: Thanks for the report and images. Yes, this movement is more consistent with the Grade 179 classification. The database has been updated accordingly.
Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 170 to 179
Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · August 2, 2019

Serial Number 69532 was reported as accurate.

Changes since this report was submitted:
Grade changed from 170 to 179
Jewels changed from 15j to 17j
Adjusted changed from No to Yes

Anonymous · April 4, 2019

Serial Number 69145 was reported as inaccurate.

Note: Double Sunk Dial

Anonymous · May 29, 2018

Serial Number 69493 was reported as accurate.

Anonymous · July 31, 2017

Serial Number 69064 was reported as accurate.

Seth Thomas Grade 179 Pocket Watch Movement