Condition Report For Lot# 1031 :
CASE: One minor, shallow dent; Minor dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Minor deformation and hole at barrel, concealed by cover; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Minor marks and scratches; Small spot, 7:00. HANDS: Replaced. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine scratches on plate; Minor scratch on balance cock. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). Henry Blank & Co. was well known for their watches and jewelry, bearing their Cresarrow trade mark. They were suppliers to high end retailers including Tiffany & Co., Black, Starr & Frost, Udall & Ballou, J.E. Caldwell & Co., Shreve, Crump, & Low, and many others. His company is known to have used Nicole, Nielsen movements in some of their products. Henry blank travelled to Europe in 1912 to meet with watch manufacturers in Switzerland, and with stone dealers in Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam. His return trip was booked on the ill fated Titanic, and he managed to survive the sinking. This watch was probably made for his son, Philip E. Blank.