Today's offering showcases this stunning all-original Art Deco ladies vintage Cresarrow watch. It has an ornately engraved Art Deco case with blue guilloche enamel complemented by white enamel.
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 mainly 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, but they also supplied complete movements or complete watches to Tiffany & Co., Cartier, J.E. Caldwell, and other of the finest American jewelers.
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. J.E. Caldwell was Philadelphia's premier retailer at the turn of the last century.
This J.E. Caldwell watch with movement by Cresarrow exudes quality. Its very high-grade 17 jewel movement is adjusted to three positions.
It is all original down to the dial, hands, and beautiful ornate winding crown and is in gorgeous condition! Its case presents as just short of perfect mint with nothing beyond a couple of microscopic blemishes in the enamel visible under magnification.
Its wonderful pearled silver dial with Breguet numerals is original and untouched, just short of mint.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn movement components with genuine replacements, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing, testing and regulation (a $595 value).
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: J.E. Caldwell
Countries of origin: USA & Switzerland
Year made: c. 1930's
Serial no.: 836,088
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K yellow gold and blue and white enamel
Case condition: Just short of perfect mint with nothing beyond a couple of microscopic blemishes in the enamel visible under magnification and slight signs of polishing to the back
Dial: Silvered, black painted Breguet numerals, original, just short of mint
Dimensions: 22mm wide (excluding crown) by 25mm long
Hands: Original, blue steel "spades"
Movement type: High grade Swiss, signed Cresarrow, manually wound, 17 jewels, three adjustments
Movement markings: Cresarrow Watch Co. Swiss, 17 Jewels, Three 3 Adjustments
Band: Blue leather, remborde, designed for fixed lug use, like new. This band was on the watch when we acquired it. Please inquire if you would like assistance finding a different band.
Band width: 13mm
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn movement components with genuine replacement, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing, testing and regulation (a $595 value) 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 email email@example.com for details
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.