Croton Self-Winding Automatic circa 1966 (Linen Dial)


Brand: Croton

Model: Self-Winding Automatic (Linen Dial); Swiss Made circa 1966

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 32mm excluding the unsigned winding crown

Bracelet: Rare vintage 16mm NSA-style stainless steel bracelet with unsigned fold-over clasp; will fit up to approximately a 7" wrist

Movement: ETA cal. 2451 self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with center sweeping-seconds hand; 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Beautiful original "linen" dial with cool art-deco numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock; original handset; unpolished stainless steel case with screw-down back and domed acrylic crystal; reliable Swiss ETA automatic movement (serviced); awesome vintage NSA-style bracelet

Condition: Very nice original condition overall with minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and use; sharp stainless steel case is unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp screw-down caseback remains clearly legible with a professional personalized engraving and a few tool marks; attractive original "linen" dial with art-deco numerals; excellent original Tritium hands with all luminous material in tact and matching; new domed acrylic crystal

Other: Croton has become a household name within collector circles and rightfully so - They made some really cool watches and this affordable self-winding automatic with gorgeous "linen" dial is no exception. We fell in love with the unique art-deco numerals and great vintage NSA-style bracelet. The overall minimal design aesthetic is extremely versatile, allowing the watch to be dressed up or down. As an added bonus, our watchmaker just completely overhauled the Swiss ETA 2451 automatic movement.

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