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We always need quality new American clock listings. The larger, the better. Wall clocks are generally preferable to shelf clocks...

WFC-0619
$2,650
8 Chelsea “Base and Ball Feet”, c.1913
w/Special Dial & Hands

Ship From So. CA


(orig catalogue – plain dial)

 

Chelsea Clock Company is synonymous with the highest quality in factory clockmaking. Here is an early example for your consideration. "Base and Ball Feet" was the original name for a style that has persisted through the years in the Chelsea catalogues. In 1917 this model was renamed the "Commodore" and subsequently the "Constitution", which is still manufactured today (but with a quartz movement). This house-strike model is a fine example of their early production. The 8" dial is signed "Jaccard Jewelery Co. • Kansas City", the retailer who first sold this clock.

Physical: The brass case, which is in excellent physical condition, measures 12" x 12" x 5". It features the extra-cost "Special" dial with raised numerals as noted in the Chelsea catalogue.

Mechanical:
The eight-day house-strike movement has just been professionally overhauled by the top watch guy in Los Angeles and is in excellent mechanical condition.

Comments: Fabulous older Chelsea just overhauled and ready for years of great service for you. Call us to start the process.

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Front View
Right
Side
Back
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement

Reference

Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.269
Demeter, A.&D., Chelsea Clock Company – The First Hundred Years, 2014, p.132

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JLO-42206
$575
Seth Thomas 15-Day “World” in Mahogany

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas “World” in Rosewood - Original Catalogue Drawing - Antique Clocks Guy(Original Catalogue Drawing)

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here's a beautiful Seth Thomas World model that's in wonderful condition... with age-appropriate dial wear. This model was often used in commercial applications and some "school house green" splatters on the top give us a peek into its past!

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 16"w x 32"h x
4"d, has the original finish, including beautiful original gilding around the pendulum door.

The glass appears to be old and wavy both above and below. The 12" diameter dial is in very good original, age-appropriate condition. The pendulum is original. There is an original Seth Thomas label on the backboard inside and an old jeweler's label on the very top.

Seth Thomas “World” in Mahogany - Antique Clocks Guy

The back is stenciled with the original manufacture month, in this case, May (E) of 1898 as you can see in the photo to the left.

Mechanical: The original (workhorse) fifteen-day time-only movement is in excellent running condition. We will service it again prior to shipment.

Comments: Very original super clean clock; a classic "long-drop" school-house style but one you don't have to wind every week! Priced right. So give us a call to make it your own!

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Front View
Front Right
Pendulum/Label
Inside Label
Top Jeweler's Label
Dial
Date Stencil

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.323
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.323

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JLO-42902
$250
Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut. c.1895

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Eclipse” in Solid Walnut   ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

The Seth Thomas "Eclipse" mantle clock stands head and shoulders above most other production models as one of their most popular and sought-after clocks.

This one, in a nice mellow-brown walnut case has a pierce carved and arched crest with spherical beaded top and incised side corbels and reverse gilt decorated door glass.

The pendulum that Seth Thomas used on these clocks was their special, extra fancy design with a decorative insert in the center that is itself a collectable!

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 15.5"w x 24.5"h x 4.75"d is in excellent physical condition and has the original finish. The 5" diameter dial with ST logo is also original to the clock.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement (half and hour) has been lubricated and is in excellent running condition.

There is an alarm mechanism which was rarely used by owners because they rang continuously until completely wound down. But you can be sure that the person who needed to get up did not miss the alarm... nor did anyone else in the house!

Comments: Wonderful clock. GREAT glass, great pendulum, "readable" label. Great price. What are you waiting for... time? (!) Call or e-mail to make it your own.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Dial
Glass - Front
Glass - Back
Label
Pendulum
Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.724

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JLO-42008
$650
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

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The Seth Thomas clock called "Regulator No. 2" was introduced in the early to mid 1860s and produced until 1950, likely the only clock with such a length of production. Original selling price is unknown, but by 1873, the price was $16 and when production ended it was priced at $110. The timepiece with its 12” dial and long wooden case is handsome on any wall. Read the Seth Thomas detailed history in the first link above and more about Regulator No. 2 in the second link above.

The No. 2 was again reissued in 1976. In a limited-production run, only four thousand were manufactured. At this time, Seth Thomas was a division of General Time, a Talley industries company. The reissue model was advertised in the “Mart” publication of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) and has been a popular clock ever since then. Unlike the originals, which had veneered bezels that can lift or peel over time, the reissue features a solid oak bezel. It also utilizes a movement copied from the old workhorse Seth No. 61 rectangular movement.

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 Reissue, c.1976- Antique Clocks Guy

We are fortunate to have a scanned copy of the original Installation Instructions that were shipped with this model in PDF form (click above) and all of the pages within the booklet are linked below in the photos section so you can print them or right-click and save the pages.

Physical: The case, which measures 36"h x 15.5"w x 5"d and is in excellent original condition, retaining the original finish on the case and the original paint on the dial. A very nice feature of this series of clocks, as compared to the older originals, is that the bezels (circular wood ring surrounding the dial) are solid oak whereas the older clocks had a veneer that sometimes lifted as glue weakened.

Mechanical: The No 61 eight-day, time-only rectangular movement was recently lubricated and is running like a champ. Hang it up and you can count on it doing the same for you.

Comments: In the 18+ years that we've been in business, we've only had several of these available to us. Each has sold almost instantly. This is a wonderful example and ready to ship to you tomorrow. We have copies of the original factory wood block that were used to lock down the pendulum during transit, one of which will ship with the clock. That makes setup much easier as you don't have to disassemble the clock to install the pendulum.

This configuration was commonly used on Seth Thomas wall clocks, which explains why most models have a hole in the backboard on both sides of the pendulum. For this model, Seth Thomas added metal threaded fittings on the back so that the block screws directly into them, eliminating the need for nuts and washers. Nice!

Here's your opportunity to own a real Seth Thomas Regulator No. 2 for about one third of what the great older ones bring. And we personally think the cases with solid bezels are a lot nicer and a lot less likely to have challenges down the road like the older ones. Take a look at the photos below, then it's time, already. Give us a call to make it your own!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front
Front Right
Base
Dial
Bezel Back
Pendulum/Weight
Factory Special Instructions
Manual - Front Cover/Back
Manual - Inside Cover/Pg1
Manual - Pg 2-3
Manual - Pg 4-5

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.278

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JLO-42918
$200
Seth Thomas City Series “Omaha”

Seth Thomas City Series "Omaha" in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas City Series "Omaha" in Mahogany ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

We have just listed a batch of mostly Seth Thomas clocks for a local collector who is moving and who is more interested in finding "good homes" for his clocks than in reaping a big profit. Refreshing. His investment, your reward...!

This clock is from the "City Series" that was so popular that we have a page about them in the Reference Library of our site. Check it out!

Physical: The mahogany case is in excellent age-appropriate physical condition and retains the original finish. It measures 10.75"w x 19"h x 4.5"d. The 5" dial is original to the clock and retains the original paint.

The damascened pendulum (very cool) is original to the clock as well. The original label remnant is present in the base of the clock.

Mechanical: The movement was removed from the case and cleaned in a heated ultrasonic cleaner by one of our technicians, then lubricated. As you can see in the photo above, it is clean as a whistle. It originally had an alarm function, but that has been removed (typical). The alarms were 1) annoying; and 2) did not shut off until they ran down and required the spring to be rewound daily. Enough already! The movement is in excellent running condition and features a very sonorous "cathedral gong" that you can see and hear in this YouTube film clip.

Comments: Nice clock. AMAZING price.

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Left Side
Right Side
Glass - Front
Glass - Back
Dial
Pendulum/Label
Movement
YouTube Film Clip

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.202

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AAT-0406
$4,150
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut
with High-End Factory-Options:
Raised Backboard, Finished Glass Retainer
Fancy Weight

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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One of the most popular Seth Thomas weight-driven wall clocks is Regulator No. 6. This model was so popular that it was copied and re-released in the 1970s by General Time, the company that bought the Seth Thomas assets and name (and subsequently folded). But this is a rare version and an original clock – definitely not a reproduction.

BUT WAIT... there's more!

This clock is different than any Regulator 6 we've seen in the past (compare). It has a raised backboard with ebonizing around it. In addition, it has a very special molding that was created to retain the glass: not installed with nails, as usual, but in the manner of the highest end Seth Thomas Regulators 10, 12, 15, 16, and 19. And, to top it off, this clock has the fancy knurled weight that is also found on those higher-end Seth Thomas models. Clearly, this was a special-order clock for a very special place. Wouldn't you just love to know where it originally resided? (!).

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 6 in Walnut with Raised Backboard and Fancy Glass Retention ~ Antique Clocks Guy

This is an amazing find!

Physical: The gorgeous walnut case bears the original finish that has been polished and is in excellent physical condition. It measures 49"h x 16.5"w x 6" d. The 10" diameter dial has the original paint in excellent condition. This clock also has an original label that's in very good, age-appropriate condition.

There is no evidence of imperfections in the glass. With the retaining screws instead of nails it is difficult to tell if the glass has been out of the clock. The finials are original.
Note the beautiful burled walnut in the crown piece and the prized nickel damascened pendulum bob and matching nickeled weight, beat-plate, pulley and bezel.

Mechanical: The original 80-beat movement features lantern pinions and Graham pallets. This one was just overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service for you.

Comments: If you are a connoisseur of Seth Thomas clocks you already know what you are seeing. If you are just looking for a beautiful single clock you also already know what you are seeing. The only thing remaining is a phone call to us to initiate the purchase process.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front
Upper
Section
Upper Left
Lower Section
Glass Retention
Base
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Pendulum Bob - 1
Pendulum Bob - 2
Weight/Pendulum Bob/Label
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.284

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RFB-0404
$3,950
Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 in Rosewood ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas Regulator No. 3 -Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(original catalogue drawing)

 

We've not had a Seth Thomas No. 3 in rosewood for a couple of years, so we're delighted to have this nice, super-clean one for your serious consideration. These circa 1884 clocks were very popular with the railroads and the fancier cases like this one were more commonly found in higher-end offices, banks, law firms, and the homes of the very wealthy.

Physical: The rosewood case measures 20"w x 44"h x 6"d. The case has just come from our restoration shop, where it was completely and professionally refinished. The gilding around the lower door has been restored as well (people often paint this with metallic silver, but this is real silver leaf). The veneer on the bezel is perfect on this clock.

The 14" dial was re-done by the Dial House in behalf of a previous owner, and is in excellent physical condition.

Be sure to note the great damascened nickel pendulum bob and the original label in the bottom of the case.


Mechanical: The eight-day time-only movement is original to the clock and features polished, cut pinions of solid steel, Graham pallets, including retaining power at 72 beats/min. It has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order, ready for years of great service. The "strongboard", which mounts in front of the movement to support the dial has often been lost along the way in Seth Thomas clocks, but it is present in this one.

Comments: You know where this clock was popular before. It's sure to be equally popular in your home or office, but only if you give us a call to start the process!

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Front Left
Front Right
Upper
Left
Lower Left
Upper
Right
Lower Right
Base
Dial
Bob/Weight/Label
Movement
Movement w/Strongboard


Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.279-281
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.218

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SAA-0302
$10,000
Herschede Model 250 ~ The Clock

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Herschede Model 250 "The Clock" - Antique Clocks Guy
Catalogue Photo

We have so much information on this Herschede Hall Clock Co. model that it has its own page in our Reference Library, some of which is included below. If this clock is of interest, then definitely read the linked pages above. This much-touted model was Herschede's last American-made high-end production clock and this was the most popular of the two burled woods they used.

We hope you enjoy the photos below, taken here in our office where the clock currently resides.

Physical:
The brass presentation plate indicates a year of 1974 (original purchase, delivery and owner's manual documents are included with your purchase). The cabinet (s/n 5843) measures 25"w x 87.625"h x 14.5"d and features rare burled veneers of Spanish Olive Ash, 108 feet of solid strip brass trim, piano-hinged door with both snap lock and key lock, beveled glass, gold-plated engraved dial and hand-painted moon dial. We have just thoroughly cleaned and waxed the cabinet. It, too, is in excellent physical condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day chiming movement features traditional (selectable) Westminster and Whittington chimes along with Herschede's own unique Canterbury Chimes. The chimes have a very mellow tone. The movement serial number for this clock, 628496, puts its year of manufacture after 1968, the last year for which records are available.

Herschede Model 250 ~ “The Clock”  ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The nine nickel cadmium "Crown Symphony" chime tubes are larger and longer than other Herschede clocks (standard Herschede tubes are 1.375” in diameter, while Model 250 chime tubes are 1.5” in diameter). The tubes weigh approximately 82 pounds. The chimes can be turned off if you please; so can the hour strike. Herschede had a unique and apparently patented "beat adjustment" knob on their pendulum. HERSCHEDE OWNER'S MANUAL (note: photos in preceding paragraph are file photos).

Our highly experienced clock technician just serviced the clock and it is in excellent mechanical condition, keeping perfect time and chiming on all tunes correctly. Again, it is here in our office so we are monitoring it constantly and very pleased with its performance... and looks!

When the clock arrives there we suggest that you handle the tubes and weights with white cotton gloves and polish them only with Semichrome metal polish.

Comments: These clocks aren't available often. Most families retain them as heirlooms. This family is moving, so has made it available to you. Their a loving father purchased it as a gift for his wife for their 25th anniversary on Jan 17, 1974. This is commemorated on a brass plate on the inside of the door.

A dealer in OR claims to have sold one last year for for $30k. The same clock shop, we're told, has another at $30k and one at $45k. Sorry, but that's just silly. Ours are, to say the least, a little (hello, how about "way") less expensive, but the same exact clock in the same exact wonderful condition!

Herschede Model 250 "The Clock" - Antique Clocks Guy

Here is your opportunity to own both a fine clock and a piece of American clock history. Give us a call to make arrangements. We have sold this same model many times over the years (see our Testimonials page) The last one of this model that we sold went safely to Hong Kong, so we can certainly get it moved to your location safe and sound!

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Shipping: Shipping-related charges are paid directly by you to the provider. We will make the arrangements in your behalf with one of our blanket-wrap specialty movers.

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Front - Left
Front - Right
Crown
Finial - Left
Finial - Right
Trunk
Base
Upper Left
Trunk Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Trunk Right
Lower Right
Escutcheon
Dial
Pendulum/Tubes
Weights
Owner Plate
Factory Label
Original Documents


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