Condition Report For Lot# 136:
GRO (winds, sets and ticks well) the repeat functions well and strikes properly at 12:59, the mvt is in good condition and has a little loss on the center wheel, some uniform widely distributed but very minor microfine scratching, a tiny nick in the center jewel setting and some very light tarnish on two of the bridges. The extremely heavy and well made case with one of my favorite features, hidden hinges, shows average wear with uniform fine to microfine scratching on the outer gold surfaces and a couple of fine scratches on inside of case cover also marked 3230 and the slide has a little gummy residue built up underneath but no major defects. The dial has a few specks of dirt on it but is otherwise perfect with no hairlines or other flaws. The crown shows a little brass wearing through. The bow, crystal and blued steel spade hands are all in good condition. The firm Jacques & Marcus was located at 857 Broadway in New York City and eventually became known as Marcus & Co when the younger Marcus brother entered the family business involving his father and elder brother. They were well known high-end jewelers in the Art Nouveau style and retailers of Patek Philippe. In the mid-twentieth century Marcus & Co. merged with Black, Starr & Frost, who was subsequently absorbed by Kay Jewelers and then Sterling Inc. in the late twentieth century.
Estimate: $3000 - $4000