Today's offering showcases this breathtaking 14K gold and Essex crystal wristwatch made by Cresarrow and Girard Perregaux.
It is exceptionally high quality - the only similar Essex crystal watches we've seen were all retailed through Tiffany and Cressarow made many cases for Tiffany.
Founded by Henry Blank in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow of New York was one of the best American case manufacturers of the day. They contracted with Patek, Vacheron & Constantin, Tiffany, Cartier, IWC and also a few lesser known houses to build some of the beautiful examples of their early wristwatch cases.
This incredibly pleasing watch made for nautical lovers is a prime example of this phenomenon. We were very fortunate to acquire it. The wonderful gold components of the bracelet are made to look like nautically themed charms including a ships wheel, anchor, life saver, and our favorite, a pair of seahorses.
But the true centerpieces of the watch are the Essex crystals - they are exquisite! This is a watch rich in details.
This special watch presents in excellent condition. Its dial is original, and its case and bracelet are better than near mint. Its Essex crystals appear flawless to the naked eye.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value) making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer: Cresarrow of New York. It has a Girard Perregaux movement.
Country of Manufacture: USA/Switzerland
Year built: 1950's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Excellent
Case markings (inside): 14K, Cresarrow logo, case number 025,861
Dimensions: 16mm diameter (excluding crown)
Dial: Silver, signed Cresaux (a Cressarow brand name), gold applied circular and half-spherical indexes, original and untouched
Hands: Gold, one original and one a replacement
Movement type: Girard Perregaux, manually wound, gilt plated
Movement markings: Girard Perregaux, 6189 603, Swiss, 17 Jewels
Movement Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Original, 14K gold, with exquisite nautical themed design, fits a wrist up to approx. 6.35 inches, mint condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and has done authorized work for the Cartier Service Center and other of the Richemont brands including Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, JLC and others.
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
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.