Today's offering showcases this beautiful original Art Deco ladies vintage platinum Cresarrow watch. It has an ornately engraved Art Deco case.
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. It has a platinum Cresarrow made case and a very high-grade 18 jewel movement adjusted to three positions.
It is all original down to the dial, hands, and beautiful ornate winding crown. It was given as a gift on Christmas Day, 1937. Our watchmaker has just serviced the movement, and it is keeping remarkable time for its age.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Brand: Cresarrow Watch Co.
Countries of origin: USA & Switzerland
Year sold: c. 1937
Serial no.: 85,654
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: Near mint with hinge pin not present. Charminly engraved with a date of Christmas Day 1937.
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown) by 23mm long
Dial: Silvered, black painted Art Deco numerals, original, excellent condition
Hands: Original, unusual version of "spades"
Movement type: High grade Swiss, signed Cresarrow, manually wound, 18 jewels, three adjustments
Movement markings: Cresarrow Watch Co. Swiss, Geneve, Eighteen Jewels, Three Adjustments
Band: Vintage, black cord with steel clasp, very good condition, can be sized to fit virtually any wrist
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
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 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.