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How do i wind an old seth thomas pocket watch? mfg. 1894, montgomery ward model

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Mcdevito75 here, I believe you"ll need a special winding key to wind your Seth Thomas Clock, Best Bet, look for a small watch repair shop in your area, they may be able to order a key for you, have all info regarding the clock with you. Winding keys may also be on ebay under Vintage Clocks/watches.

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http://www.watch-clock-makers.org/

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