Today's offering showcases this cool retro Croton "panda dial" chronograph in beautiful original condition. It is a great looking and slightly exotic example of a chronograph from a brand that has become increasingly collectable.
It is fully original down to the dial, all hands, original crown and pushers. Powering it is its Landeron 248 based movement.
Here are some its features:
- Landeron 248 based engine - Landeron movements were used by Heuer, Baume et Mercier, Gallet and many others in their vintage chronographs
- Panda dial with contrasting gray sub dials and tachometer scale for measuring speeds
- Cool and rugged retro waterproof style case with screw back
- Easy to read luminous hand
With their rugged cases which are full size without being bulky; classic and distinctive styling, and panda dial, it's easy to see why these chronographs continue to gain attention and collectability.
It is all original with with fine details and the case shows only fairly light signs of polishing. The back retains all its wording, despite what the photos seem to suggest. It all shows up intact and readable with the naked eye. The hands are beautifully toned and complement the piece very nicely.
Our watchmaker has cleaned and oiled the movement, which is near pristine. The chronograph resets crisply to a perfect zero.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Founded in 1878, the Swiss firm of Croton Watch Company has been family-operated since its inception. During vintage times they sold watches in the U.S. market under the brands of Croton, Nivada Grenchen, and at times both.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Time, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Swiss
Case condition: Scratch-free with light signs of polishing
Dial: Silver, gray contrasting subdials for the continuous seconds and 30-minute registers, tachometer scale on the bezel, large steel baton applique markers, original, just short of mint condition
Dimensions: 36mm wide (excluding crown), 44mm lugs tip-to-tip
Hands: Original 'batons', steel
Movement type: Signed Croton, Landeron 248 based, manually wound, rhodium plated, shock resistant
Movement markings: Croton Watch Co. , Unadjusted, Seventeen Jewels, Swiss
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Servicing: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled. Chronograph resets crisply to a perfect zero. Movement is near pristine.
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.