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WNS-VINT-2026 - Croton - Engraved Art Deco Tank Case - Dial Close Up View
Case: The tank shaped nickel case has ornate engravings on the bezel and the sides with a stainless steel back. The bezel measures 38 mm (lug to lug) and 29 mm (across including the crown) and it is 7 mm thick.
The inside of the stainless steel back case cover is engraved Abra Watch Co., and Swiss. The crown is located at the 3 o'clock position.
Dial: The dial is absolutely gorgeous and in near mint condition and all original with a white satin tone color background. It has an independent seconds sunken sub-dial above the 6 o'clock position that features exploding numbers at the 10, 20, 40 and 50 seconds markers, and the seconds hand is straight and black in color. The hour and minute hands are very fancy and resemble the Antique-style and are all black around the edges and have an off-white central section that resembles a stained glass effect. The stylish Art Deco style numbers are applied and black in color. The center of the dial features engraved designs with a classic Art Deco influence. A rectangular 60 minutes scale separates the engravings from the hour markers and nicely compliments the dial design. Croton is signed under the 12 o'clock position and Swiss is engraved under the sub-dial. The rectangular shaped crystal has cut corners and is slightly curved in its center and is in mint condition. It is raised 1.5 mm above the surface of the case.
Movement: Very clean mechanical wind that is running great and keeping accurate time. Signed Croton, S. Kocher, Swiss, Fifteen (15) Jewels, Two (2) Adjustments.
Strap: A Art Deco period genuine Norwegian Calf leather that is padded and sewn around the edges with a engraved nickel buckle that is made by Champion. Size is 13/16 R.
Comments: This is an absolutely exquisite and classic Art Deco ornately designed Croton wristwatch (circa 1920s.) It features a beautifully engraved nickel case and bezel with a stainless steel back. The dial is in pure mint condition and features a fancily engraved Art Deco design and a sunken seconds sub-dial with applied Arabic numerals. This watch is in near mint overall condition and could pose as the poster child for the Art Deco era wristwatches.
Item ID: WNS-VINT-2026
Croton - Exquisite Art Deco Tank Style with a Ornately Engraved Hinged Nickel Case and a Stunning Dial with 15 Jewels. In Absolutely Near MINT Overall Condition! The Art Deco Era Poster Child Wristwatch - (circa 1920s)
WNS-VINT-2026 - Croton - Engraved Art Deco Tank Case - Full Front View
WNS-VINT-2026 - Croton - Engraved Art Deco Tank Case - Left Front View
WNS-VINT-2026 - Croton - Engraved Art Deco Tank Case - Right Front View