The 5981 C is a reverse order dating system that Seth Thomas used so the clock was made in March of 1895. Also, please note the near perfect label that is attached to the bottom of the case. The case measures 11 inches high, 16.75 inches wide, and 7 deep. Please examine the 12 high resolution pictures as they are a large part of the description of this fine timepiece. Clock comes with the original pendulum and a quality replacement key complete with the ST logo.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 35 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. I start with a high quality box. 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 clock looks and operates like a charm. 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 RESTORED SETH THOMAS ADAMANTINE FINISH MANTEL CLOCK" is in sale since Thursday, November 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel".
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