Croton Nivada Grenchen Aquamatic cal. 2375 (Textured Dial)


Brand: Croton Nivada Grenchen (Rare Dual-Branding)

Model: Aquamatic (Textured Dial); Swiss Made circa 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back and beveled lugs is approximately 34mm excluding the original "fluted" winding crown

Bracelet: Rare vintage new old stock (NOS) 11/16" JB Champion stainless steel mesh bracelet (fully adjustable by pulling through the clasp)

Movement: ETA cal. 2375 self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with center sweeping-seconds hand; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Unique textured silver "sunburst" dial with raised silver hour markers; original hands including original blued-steel sweeping-seconds hand; solid stainless steel case with awesome beveled lugs; domed acrylic crystal; nice Swiss ETA automatic movement

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with light signs of wear consistent with age and use; solid stainless steel case is thick and sharp with the original edges and bevels; crisp caseback with all printing still visible and some minor wear; incredible original textured silver "sunburst" dial has aged to a very attractive cream/eggshell color

Other: Nivada Grenchen has become a household name within collector circles and rightfully so - They made some really cool watches in their day and this rare Aquamatic is no exception. To avoid trademark conflicts, Nivada Grenchen watches were often distributed in the United States under the Croton brand name. This dual-branded example was produced for the U.S. market. We took one look at the creamy dial and were immediately hooked on the texture, which adds another dimension to the piece. The solid stainless steel case with beveled lugs reminds us of early Spillman-cased chronographs and looks great on the wrist (especially out in the sun). The overall design is extremely versatile, allowing the watch to be dressed up or down. It's a unique and rare conversation piece and a lot of watch for only $700. AND it comes on a rare NOS JB Champion mesh bracelet!

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