Condition Report For Lot# 975 :
CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Crown worn; Precious metal content tested. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 12:30 to center, center to seconds bit; Scratches minor to dial. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Winding wheels abraded; Winding wheels with a few specks of oxide; Steel with minor etching; Gong base abraded; Gong repaired. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) ; Balance rim bent. COMPLICATION FUNCTION: Functions properly. Czapek & Cie was founded by Francois Czapek following the dissolution of his partnership with with Antoine Norbert de Patek in 1845. He was a highly skilled watchmaker, and much of his output was destined for the Polish market, and for Polish refugees abroad. This watch was sold by Antiquorum, April 12, 2003, lot 22, and is noted as one of two Czapek minute repeaters known.