Condition Report For Lot# 79 :
CASE: Minor dents, back cover, cuvette; Scratches on outer surface of case; Minor scratches on cuvette; Front cover hinge with old repair, front cover slightly misaligned; Bow replaced. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:00; Loss at 45 seconds, edge of seconds bit. HANDS: Mismatched. MOVEMENT PLATES: A few minor scratches on plate; Maintaining power ratchet with dried oil, dust; Bright work with a few specks of oxide; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). The repair to the front hinge was done many years ago, and is functionally sound. The alignment of the depression in the front cover where it meets the pendant was shifted slightly to the right when the repair was done (cover rotated clockwise). The watch is running very well, has very good gilding, and even with its minor flaws is a nice example of early series III production. James William Ladd was born May 5, 1838 at Campton, NH, son of James Ladd and Charity (Willey) Ladd. This family moved from New Hampshire to Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin before 1850. He married Mary Elizabeth Jackson at Chicago, IL in 1874. In 1880 he was city clerk and justice of the peace at Menasha, WI. By 1900 they were living at Merrill, Wisconsin where he was a retired banker. He reportedly died in 1900. By 1910 his widow and son were living in Pierce county, Washington state. She died in 1916 at Seattle, WA, age 74.