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CROTON (NIVADA GRENCHEN) Aquamatic World War Two Military Watch Circa 1943/4

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CROTON (NIVADA GRENCHEN) Aquamatic World War Two Military Watch Circa 1943/4

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$ 83 Bidder 4628
14-08-2017 20:50:27
$ 70 Bidder 8342
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$ 11 Bidder 3760
08-08-2017 22:54:42
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$ 4 Bidder 0039
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AS 15 jewel automatic (bumper) movement, calibre #1250 with anti-shock, calibre #1250; housed in partially chromed case with lock-in case back. New leather strap. Neither box nor papers.

Type: Analogue wristwatch
Brand: Croton
Movement: Automatic
Gender: Men
Case material: Chromed
Model: Aquamatic
Period: 1901-1949

Read before bidding! Do not bid if you expect to buy a watch with the accuracy of a modern quartz movement. You should note that this is a collectors' type watch that is over 70 years old.

As some of you will know, I am a fan of Croton watches. These were very popular in the USA from around Pearl Harbour time (December 1941) until after the Korean War. Their popularity was the fact that they were the most waterproof watches of their era. Croton was very closely "related" to Nivada (Grenchen) and its main object post 1940 was to sell watches to the newly founded military purchase organisation, The Army & Airforce Exchange Services (AAFES) and its US Navy equivalent. They were also popular with US Coast Guard (Maritime Enforcement [ME] ) personnel during the WW2 period.

This black dial Croton Aquamatic is another from my collection and is in well above average condition. Like its first cousins the Buccaneer and Vindicator, it has a sealed or "clam shell" case system created by Schmitz Frères & Co. SA. The bezel and lugs section are fitted on top of the AS 1250 movement [[Google 'AS 1250 ranfft' for more information]] housed in a one piece case. This is locked in place by four locking screws with the glass and new hand-cut waterproof seal acting as a cap. The untouched well patinated dial measures 29.10mms without the original crown and the new leather strap will fit a wrist to 19.50cms. However I would not guarantee that the case is 100% waterproof like any modern Rolex!

I have put a Reserve on this watch to cove the cost of the recent intricate service and parts (70€). As always I urge you to examine the High Definition photos carefully as they form an important part of this rare WW2 era watch's description.

Bid with confidence (see my Feedback!) as you can be assured that the watch will be well wrapped and then shipped to you by Colissimo International Insured & Signed For.

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 246
Member since: March 31, 2015
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    Top seller fantastic watch and perfect shipping

    Dudino69 August 16, 2017

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    Mais uma excelente compra. Muito bem embalado e envio rápido. Uma das vantagens deste vendedor é que os seus relógios são sempre revistos e lubrificados, pelo que funcionam em pleno.

    nnunopam August 8, 2017

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    perfect watch and fidelity description; good packaging

    Piaseve August 3, 2017

  • Item as described. Well packaged for delivery and with very good information about the item and its care.

    k9doghouse August 2, 2017

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    What an incredible watch. A lot of love was put into it, which I already noticed in the description from the seller. And really, this last 30 days it was off 7 seconds in total. For 125 euro!

    lexschinkel July 31, 2017

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Austria $ 29.65
Belgium $ 29.65
Canada $ 41.51
Switzerland $ 29.65
Germany $ 29.65
Denmark $ 29.65
Spain $ 29.65
France $ 23.72
United Kingdom $ 29.65
Ireland $ 29.65
Italy $ 33.21
Luxembourg $ 29.65
Netherlands $ 29.65
Norway $ 29.65
Poland $ 29.65
Portugal $ 29.65
Sweden $ 29.65
United States $ 41.51
Rest of Europe $ 33.21
Rest of the World $ 41.51

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