A classic and luxurious Art Deco 18K gold and diamond watch by Cresarrow in all-original condition.
Today's offering showcases this beautiful original Art Deco ladies vintage Cresarrow watch. It has an ornately engraved Art Deco case done in 18K yellow gold and diamonds, and we that suspect the bezel is platinum, although we have not tested it so it is possible that it is 18K white gold.
Cresarrow of New York was one of the premier American luxury watchmakers/jewelers in the first several decades of the twentieth century. Founded by Henry Blank in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow contracted with the esteemed likes of Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC and others to build superior quality wristwatch cases for their U.S. market watches.
Cresarrow also supplied complete watches to Tiffany & Co. and Cartier and evidence suggests the company contracted C.H. Meylan, a high grade Swiss niche manufacturer, and IWC Schaffhausen to produce some of these movements because the American firm had no manufacturing capacity of its own.
While Cresarrow's main watch business was as a contractor, they also branded and sold a fairly small number of watches under their own name, like this watch. Its stunning Cresarrow made case exudes quality and it features its original very high-grade 18 jewel movement adjusted to three positions.
It is all original down to the dial, hands, and beautiful ornate winding crown. One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping quite accurate time for a ladies watch of its age, running within approximately one second per hour fast. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Hirsch lizard grain strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Brand: Cresarrow Watch Co.
Countries of origin: USA & Switzerland
Year made: c. 1930's
Serial no.: 16,942
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K yellow gold and diamonds. Bezel is likely platinum but is untested so could be 18K white gold
Case condition: Excellent with light wear
Dial: Silvered, black painted Art Deco numerals, original, excellent condition
Hands: Original, blue steel Breguet "moons"
Movement type: High grade Swiss, signed Cresarrow, manually wound, 18 jewels, three adjustments
Movement markings: Cresarrow W. Co. Swiss, 1810, 18 Jewels, Three Adjustments
Band: Hirsch (a former fine European band maker), designed for fixed lug use, gray, lizard grain, brand new
Crystal: Mineral glass, hexagonal, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.