FULLY & PROPERLY RESTORED SETH THOMAS CRYSTAL REGULATOR EMPIRE No. Offered for sale is a very nice Seth Thomas Empire No.The clock has the porcelain face and beveled glass in all panels. The face is in near perfect condition and the clock has the original hands. Both the front and back doors close nicely and the movement, a Seth Thomas model 48N, has been completely restored using the proper horological methods.
The only drawback to the clock is the fact that there are small chips in the edges of both side glasses and the glass in the back door. You cannot see them but they are there.The clock can be found in Lys Seth Thomas book, volume 1, on page 234. This is one of the later clocks, it has the manufacture date of March 1920 stenciled on the bottom of the clock, as well as the model number 0 stamped in. I ask you to please examine the 12 high resolution pictures carefully as they provide much of the description for this fine timepiece.
Case dimensions are 6.5 inches wide, 10.875 inches high and 5.25 inches deep. Clock comes complete with the original faux mercury pendulum and the original winding key. WHAT MAKES A CLOCK A GOOD VALUE? The rules of economics are fairly straightforward. Simply put, it is almost impossible to spend a little and get a lot.
Antique and vintage clocks follow these rules as well. I have tried through the photos to show the basic steps that I do in restoring these wonderful machines to their original state. My goal is to provide you with a quality time piece that will provide enjoyment and be a source of pride in your home for years to come. Equally important to me is to provide you with a clock that I believe will retain its value over the years.
That is what I think constitutes real value in antique and vintage clocks. MY PHILOSOPHY ON CLOCKS AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS. The only way to properly repair a movement is to completely disassemble, clean and inspect all parts, and make the needed repairs by proper horoligical methods. This includes the rebushing of all worn holes and the polishing of any rough pivots. The movements are then reassembled, lubricated with a high-quality clock oil and test run for 8 days.
This is a very time intensive process but is the only correct way to properly recondition a clock movement. You should expect a movement repaired in this manner to run for ten years trouble-free. I have been doing clock repair for over 38 years.
I apprenticed under an Oregon State licensed repairman and have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1981. I do not make a living doing this; it has become a passion of mine. Once they are made like new mechanically, I put them up for sale in the hopes of paying for my materials and upgrading my personal collection. My hope is also to provide you with an heirloom to cherish for years to come.
Read my feedback and you can see that I live by these words. I also provide a set of General Clock Instructions that will answer about 95% of the questions that may arise during the set up of the clock. Packed perfectly, clock more beautiful than I expected and running as promised. Too good to be true.
Beautiful clock lovingly restored by an artist. Highly recommend doing business with longviewmark! The antique clock was well packed, arrived intact. A++, beautiful clock, thank you so much.Beautiful clock, just as described. Clock was superbly protected in box. Wonderful clock, works very well. Well packed; loved the helpful instructions. Clock arrived on time carefully packed and happily keeping time on mantle.
Everything about dealing with Mark surpassed all my expectations. Excellent packaging, clock exactly as described, great communication! He went way above and beyond to make me happy!
Fast service-very well packed-clock just as stated-I would deal with anytime-A++. Love the clock, thank you for going above and beyond!Package arrived today, well packaged and item was exactly as pictured in the ad. Clock perfectly restored; excellent packing job.
This is an amazing place to get an outstanding clock. Very happy with my clock. Really appreciate the instructions he enclosed.Restoration is a true work of art. Clock exactly as described, very pleased. The item "FULLY & PROPERLY RESTORED SETH THOMAS CRYSTAL REGULATOR EMPIRE No. 0" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "longviewmark" and is located in Longview, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, Ecuador, Iceland, Sri lanka, Peru, Pakistan, Viet nam, Uruguay.