Condition Report For Lot# 1114 :
CASE: Case has housed another movement; Dents; Dings; Scratches on outer surface of case; Scratches on inner surface of case; Gold filled with minor brassing; Hinge plug absent; Minor nicks and scratches on crystal; Crown worn. DIAL: Hairline in enamel, very light, 11;30; Scratches; Surface chip on seconds bit at 60; Dirty. HANDS: Good, seconds with oxide. MOVEMENT PLATES: Scratches on plate; Winding wheels with a few spots of oxidation; Bright work with scattered, minor oxidation; Some screw heads with minor marring; One case screw replaced and with rust; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) , would benefit from service. Please see lot for another American size Vacheron Constantin in its original gold filled case. A.L. Haman advertised in the 1899 Dual City Blue Book (the Minneapolis - St. Paul directory) as "Special Agents for Patek, Philippe, & Co., Vacheron & Constantin, and high grade American watches", and likely imported this watch as a Swiss alternative the American product for railroad service. The firm was also an agent for the watches of Webb C. Ball & Co.