Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Fake?

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    Confused Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Fake?

    Hi Folks,

    I don't know a thing about pocket watches but I came across my Grandfathers old jewelry box and inside was this Seth Thomas pocket watch. I'm quite certain it's fake as it just doesn't look right. The metal casing feels "tinny" and I have no idea of the metal type. The guts look circa 1970's to me and to my knowledge Seth Thomas stopped producing stop watches around 1915 but I could be wrong? It does reference Seth Thomas in the guts in a couple of spots along with "17 jewels". I can't find any serial numbers to reference either inside nor on the case. Can someone take a look at the pics and just confirm my suspicions?

    Thanks all!

    Mike
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    Last edited by mleydekkers; September 20th, 2012 at 08:20.

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    Re: Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Fake?

    You guessed right, it's a Swiss fake, probably from the 1950s-60s-70s. The movement looks very low grade and is not a pocket watch movement. Seth Thomas made pocket watches from 1885-1915.

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    Re: Seth Thomas Pocket Watch Fake?

    Ron thanks for the input and pretty much what I expected. I'm wondering if it's even worth holding on to it? I am assuming the value is pretty much nothing.

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