Croton Wrist Alarm Diver ref. 9877 (Orange Dial w/ 12-Hour Bezel)


Brand: Croton

Model: Wrist Alarm Diver ref. 9877 with orange dial and 12-hour bezel (RARE); Swiss Made circa 1960s

Case: Solid stainless steel case with two-piece screw-down back is approximately 36mm across the bezel excluding the matching original unsigned winding crowns

Bracelet: 18mm vintage-style stainless steel mesh bracelet (adjustable size via sliding clasp)

Movement: A. Schild cal. 1568 manual-winding alarm movement (17 jewels) with date display at 6 o'clock (modified for quick-set functionality); 18,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original glossy bright orange dial with Tritium hour markers and date-display at 6 o'clock; modified AS 1568 movement with functioning mechanical alarm and quick-set date button on the side of case; matching original black handset; original rotating 12-hour bezel for tracking a second time zone; 36mm solid stainless steel case with cool mesh bracelet and domed acrylic crystal (crystal appears to be original to the watch)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest signs of wear consistent with age and light use; sharp solid stainless steel case is completely unpolished with the original finishes throughout; caseback remains clearly legible with some minor toolmarks; beautiful original glossy orange dial is bright and vibrant with attractive yellow patina to the Tritium luminous elements; original Tritium handset with matching lume; excellent original rotating 12-hour bezel; clean original domed acrylic crystal

Other: This 1960s Croton Wrist Alarm Diver is incredibly rare and the epitome of cool - Just check out the glossy bright orange dial and unique black handset! You don't have to wait until Halloween to wear this watch - It's the perfect summer and fall companion that is sure to stand out from the crowd. And it's safe to say that you won't run into anyone else wearing one of these. We love how Croton decided to add a convenient quick-set date button to the base AS 1568 movement that powers this piece. With a functioning mechanical alarm and 12-hour bezel for tracking a second time zone, there is not much else you need in a vintage watch, especially at this price point.

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