Condition Report For Lot# 126 :
CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; A few minor scrapes on band; Fine scratches on inside of case back and cuvette; Crystal with minor scratches; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Very good. HANDS: Replaced minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Barrel with scratches; Minor scratches on plate; Center wheel with mark on one spoke; Minor spots of verdigris; case screw missing; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks); Crown slips when winding, needs a small adjustment to winding pinion spring. The watch will wind without trouble if slight pressure is applied to the crown. The winding mechanism in this watch is illustrated and described in "Patek Philippe" by Huber and Banbery, page 52. This design still uses the sliding winding pinion, and is one step removed from Philippe's final mechanism. A very nice example.