Remontage manuel - Acier
|Marque:||C R O T O N (Nivada Grenchen)|
|Numéro de référence:||8946|
|Matériau du boîtier:||Acier|
|Type:||Montre analogique (Plus de lots)|
◄N.B. Photos were taken in natural light except for workshop ones taken under special light. I use a macro lens, so in enlarged photos you'll see things you wouldn't normally see. Please note that I don't use photo enhancement software programmes.►
Make: Croton (Nivada Grenchen)
Case material: Steel
Case diameter: 32.60mms less original crown
Strap/type material: Original leather strap, nourished and redressed
Strap size: Fits wrist to 19.80cms
Dial: Fine satin silver linen finish
Movement: Adolph Schild 17 jewel sweep second with Incabloc. Cleaned, re-oiled and regulated for auction. Keeping time
Calibre: AS 1606 Wehrmachtswerk); Google 'AS 1606 ranfft' for more information on this famed movement
History & Notes
A more recent addition to my still largish Croton section. Not being a military type watch, it does not have the more usual clam shell case.
History & Notes:
Croton has an interesting history. The company was set up by Nivada in conjunction with its US distributor which was based in Croton-on-Hudson (Upstate New York) during the early 1940s. The main object was to sell military style watches to the PX or Post Exchange. The PX was later renamed The Army & Air Force Exchange (Service) or AAFES. This was a Department of Defense initiative to build stores on the larger US military bases around the world. It's new motto for AAFES was: "We go where you go."
Over the years there have been many stories about how Croton achieved a huge sales coup. Senior AAFES management were invited to Croton's new headquarters within a stone's throw of the River Hudson. In full view of the Press and others, a dozen Croton watches were placed in a weighted wicker basket which was lowered into a fast flowing section of the river. It was chained and padlocked and the key given to the mayor of Croton for safe keeping. One week later all those who had been invited to the earlier watch immersion in the Hudson were invited back. The watches were recovered and it was found that all started once wound. None had suffered any water entry, this being due to their clam shell construction! Croton was made!
As always I urge you to examine the HD photos carefully as they form the majority of this very rare vintage watch 's description.
The Croton will be carefully wrapped (see my Feedback and bid with confidence!) and shipped via Colissimo Insured & Signed For.
E & O E
© AntMat's Auto Matters & Watches 2018
ANTMAT IS AN ABBREVIATION OF ANTERIOR MATTERS (PAST TIMES)
I have been collecting watches for some 50 years, starting with Tavannes/Cymas and later Crotons. My first watch was a Tavannes/Cyma given to my mother during the London 'Blitz' in WW2. Like many of my watches, this one has an interesting history. My mother joined the ATS (The Auxiliary Territorial Service) early in 1941 and became one of a fleet of drivers who chauffeured the likes of Winston Churchill and later General Eisenhower.
One day one of her friends was a couple of minutes late picking up Mr. Churchill and was given a 'rollicking' by the great man:
“Why are you late?”, he roared. “Time is precious and we do not have enough of it. Time is running out – we must not, indeed we cannot waste it!”
In tears my mother's friend replied, “I am sorry Sir but I do not have a watch, and the clock in the car must be a bit slow.”
Tearing a page off his notebook he scribbled something on it and said, “Take this to the Ministry of Supply the very minute you drop me off and demand to see the Minister personally by my order. My mother's friend gave the Minister Churchill's note who said to her, “Tell Mr. Churchill that his order will be placed immediately and you girls will all receive watches as soon as possible.”
The watches arrived two weeks later! How they came is another story!
So that was watch number one which my mother gave me when I went away to school about 13 years later. I still have it and it still keeps time.
Once I started work, I bought a watch a month for about 20 years and then on average 1.5 a month for the next 20 years. This formed the basis of my collection though I still buy the odd watch for parts or sometimes because I feel like it!
I have always cared about my watches and when I sell one it is like losing an old friend. Accordingly I try and make sure that they are in good order and/or serviced before being well packed.
Finally I strongly recommend that you read my Feedback; it tells its own story!
Well I must go - time flies when you're my age,
Membre de Catawiki depuis le 31 mars 2015, 485 évaluations reçues au total (135 au cours des 12 derniers mois)
|Score d'évaluation:||100% (135 évaluations)|
|(12 derniers mois)|
Excellente transaction, emballage superbe et très fourni, merci !
Envoi rapide, bref, que du bon.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Very helpful seller. Item very nice and as expected.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Awesome experience. The packing and shipping were both incredible, and the watch looks even better in person. This seller goes above and beyond expectations, and I would love to work with him again.Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Thank you very much for your very generous comments. Like Avis i have to try harder! I am sorry about the slight delay in delivery but there was a European holiday May 1st and French Customs were up to their usual tricks -holding up shipments whilst they decided which sack to check!
Keep looking as I have some good stuff in the pipeline. If you are a collector, give some ideas of what you look out for. I still have about 150 watches in the collection.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.l'orologio è arrivato imballato con molta cura. Splendido oggetto all'altezza delle mie aspettative, tiene il tempo ed è in ottime condizioni come descritto, complimenti al venditore che consiglio
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.venditore ottimo.
oggetto bello e rispetta la descrizione.
unica nota negativa il corriere, zero professionalità.
invito il venditore a non affidarsi più a tale spedizioniere.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Relógio com +/- 45 anos de idade em excelente estado de conservação e de funcionamento. O segundo da mesma marca na minha coleção.Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Good evening Nuno,
I am so happy that you are pleased with this 70+(!!) year old IAXA. All my watches are like friends and as I have said elsewhere, I am happy when they go to a good home! How is the mechanical iPhone getting on?
You are one of my most loyal buyers and I thank you wholeheartedly.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Received my watch today! Very well packed. It looks even better than in the picture!! Thank you Anthony! I will take care of it!!! Regards, DaaniAttention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Thank you Danni,
Your Feedback makes me very happy! I am sure that my "little friend" has gone to a good home - lucky Mr Parat-Berg. Keep in touch !
Have a good week end,
Transaction impeccable ! Merci beaucoup !
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Tutto bene. Ottimo venditore.
J'ai reçu mon colis ce matin,sécurisé avec accusé de réception. Très très bien protégée , j'ai bien trouvé la jolie montre que j'avais vu sur le site de catawiki, elle est en parfait état de marche. M
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.I'm very satisfied to have purchased the AERO. Really well preserved, an accurate description matches perfectly with the object received.
>> I'll keep it with care !Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.I am very happy that the Aero has gone to such a discerning buyer! It is my policy neither to misdescribe watches nor to try and hide any faults when taking photos.
Thank you very much for your honest feedback.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.it has arrivedAttention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.I am very pleased to hear that you now have the watch. How did you find the watch? Was it what you expected? Were you happy with the transaction?
Lucky you to be in Rome!
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Bellissimo LIP...Vero anni 70!!!...👍
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Super goed omschreven en nette verkoper.
Beste ingepakt met super zorgen erg bedankt ervoor
Product klopt helemaal erg mooi
100% aan te radenAttention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.I am very happy to hear that you were happy with everything. However I am sorry that the watch was not in a box as usual. My box supplier did not deliver on time. The watch is usually as you received with the postal sack inside a box!
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Thanks for delivering.
Attention. Certaines parties de cette page ont été traduites automatiquement.Another perfectly working beauty from my favourite watch guy!
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