Condition Report For Lot# 135:
CASE: Not original to the movement, nice recase:Scratch(es) on inner surface of case or cuvette. DIAL: Excellent (no hairlines). HANDS: Oxidation, tip of hour hand. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratch(es) or scuff(s) on plate. Movement looks good from normal viewing distance, very minor; Winding wheel has spot(s) of oxidation, minor; Loss to blacking or other substance in engraving, minor; Plate screw(s) marred, ratchet wheel screw; Jewel setting marred, pallet endstone upper. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running Order (winds, sets and ticks). This is an extremely rare four star watch in Gilbert, Shugart and Engle's "The Complete Price Guide to Watches" from a run of only 100 made. A similar example in a lesser base metal case and without the fabulous Montgomery dial that this example has sold for $12,000 in the May of 2010 Jones & Horan Auction Team sale.
Estimate: $8000 - $10000