CLEAN~LATE 60s CROTON AQUAMATIC DAY/DATE WITH BOX

CLEAN~LATE 60s CROTON AQUAMATIC DAY/DATE WITH BOX

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FOR SALE IS A HANSOME LATE 60s CROTON AQUAMATIC DAY/DATE WITH INNER/OUTER BOX IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

 

CASE: STUNNING SOLID STEEL C-SHAPED CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK MEASURING A NICE 35mm NOT INCLUDING CROWN. REALLY NICE BRUSHED FINISHING ON THIS ONE. I JUST LOVE THE WAY THE C-SHAPED CASE WEARS. 

 

DIAL: SUCH A BRILLIANT HUE ON THIS SUNBURST DARK BLUE DIAL. I LOVE THE MATCHING BLUE DAY/DATE WHEEL WHICH REALLY IS A CLEAN LOOK. NICE PRESERVED LUME PLOTS ON THE DIAL WHICH MATCH NICELY WITH THAT TRITIUM ON THOSE TIDY STICK HANDS. CHECK OUT THE SUBTLE DESIGN TOUCHES SUCH AS THAT DIAMOND BASED SWEEP SECONDS HAND AND THOSE ORNATE STRIATED APPLIED STEEL MARKERS. 

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A GILTED 17 JEWEL SWISS A. SCHILD AUTOMATIC. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST MOVEMENTS FOR THE TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT IT'S RUNNING STRONG AND KEEPING GOOD TIME. DAY IS NON-QUICKSET AND DATE IS SEMI-QUICKSET.

 

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A SUPPLE BROWN USA MADE LEATHER STRAP WHICH WORKS NICELY ON THIS CLASSIC.  CROTON DURING THIS TIME PERIOD WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH NIVADA WHO PRODUCED WATCHES TOGETHER. BOTH BRANDS ARE MAKING A STRONG COME-BACK AS NIVADA RELAUNCHES RE-RELEASING SOME OF THEIR CLASSICS. THE AQUAMATIC LINE WAS ALWAYS A COOL OFFERING FROM CROTON AND THIS ONE HAS SUCH A GROOVY VIBE. THE INCLUDED INNER/OUTER BOXES ARE A DEFINITE NICE TOUCH.