Condition Report For Lot# 880 :
very good overall, glasses good, dial with a few minor scratches and minor losses to signature, minute hand with minor bend, movement runs, strikes and repeats correctly, alarm functional. In addition to the various marks visible on the back plate of the movement, the Drocourt mark appears inside the back plate, and also the initials "H.L." on the front plate. For many years, the H.L. mark was thought to have been that of Henry Lemaile. Recent research by Leigh Extence has reattributed the mark to Holingue Freres, suppliers of blancs to Drocourt and others. research into the Jacot and Drocourt firms can be found at www.extence.co.uk.