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WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894

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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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WARNING
LEFT HANDED WATCH

DO NOT INVEST IN THIS CROTON UNLESS YOU PLAN TO WEAR ON RIGHT ARM
WITH CROWN

ON LEFT SIDE OF CASE!

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RESTORED
OVERHAULED RESTORED

1950
CROTON
AQUAMEDICO
RARE LEFT  HANDED
WITH
SINGLE ONE PIECE CASE
WITH
HAT CRYSTAL
AND
SCREW DOWN BEZEL

30 X 38
W/O CROWN

WITH

CROTON
MODIFIED
AS 1187
17 J
INCABLOC
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

CONTRAST
STITCHED & PADDED
LUXURY LEATHER
SPORTS STRAP

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

18.00 USA 2 DAY AIR IN$URED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

25.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING

WITH SIGNATURE AND IN
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AND

800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
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1926: Founded by Jacob Schneider as Wüllimann, Schneider, Nivada.
1940: Launching the brand Croton for the U.S. market.
1976: The son Max Schneider was still running the company, and celebrated the 50th anniversary.
1988: In an advertisement 1887 was mentioned as founding date.

Nivada was created in 1926 in Granges (Grenchen) by Jacob Schneider. 1940 launched Croton Watch Company for the US market. Watches signed Nivada, Croton or carrying the double signature Croton and Nivada Grenchen were in all reality, the same and high quality.

Nivada was one of the first companies to manufacture automatic bumper watches and rustless steel watches in the 1930's and were a leading company in the 1940's and 1950's in the advancement of cases and case styles, AND Chronographs, Chronometers, Water Proof Dive watches and incredible water proof watches that covered a wide VARIETY of extreme conditions in the 1960'

 

In the mid fifties Nivada picked up on an Antarctic rage developed from the International Geophysical Year and a subsequent Exploration Campaign of the South Pole, by developing an awesome extreme c condition waterproof automatic watch called The Antarctic.  And, like Bulova would do later during the space age, gave  an Antarctic Watch to each member and crew of the   American Navy who participated in the US Deep Freeze 1 Expedition in 1955-1956.

The Antarctic Watch was built to resist extreme conditions. The watches worn by the US Navy personal and others who participated in the exploration were exposed to every extreme one could imagine. From 30 plus below to hot temperatures, from dry conditions to wet, yet non failed.

This fact would propel Nivada, The Antarctic and many other styles and types, to a run that lasted until 1976 when the quartz watch killed the Nivada.

THIS AQUMEDICO WAS THE BASE FROM WHICH CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN DEVELOPED THE FAMOUS ANTARTICA WAS 4 YEARS LATER

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THIS AWESOME
CROTON
AQUAMEDICO


HAS
BLACK DIAL
GOLD CROTON SCRIPT
WITH
AQUAMEDICO IN BLOCK LETTERS

AND
SWISS

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WITH
OUTLINED
RAISED LUMINOVA NUMERALS
12 3 6 & 9

WITH
GOLD
1950,S ERA
"ROCKET MARKERS"

WITH NEW
LUMINOVA ILLUMINATION DOTS

AND
HASHED OUTER SECONDS/MINUTES CHAPTER

NOTE THE ONE PIECE CASE
WITH
TWO PIECE STEM LIKE THE WYLER
A HAT CRYSTAL FITS OVER THE ABOVE CASE
A BEZEL THEN FITS OVER THIS ENSEMBLE
AND
4 SCREWS PULL IT TOGETHER 

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WHAT IS AWESOME IS THAT THIS
IS A LEFT HANDED WATCH
MEANT TO BE WORN ON THE RIGHT ARM

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THERE ARE TWO SLOTS
ONE FOR STANDARD WEAR
THE OTHER FOR DRIVERS STYLE

THE DRIVERS STYLE WOULD REQUIRE SOME
ADDITIONAL CASE ADAPTATION

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CHROME CASE HAS BEE DETAILED
COPPER PLATED
THEN NICKEL PLATED
UNLIT IT WAS IN
SUPER FINE CONDITION

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RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THE STRAP IS A SPORTS STRAP
IN HEAVY BROWN GRAIN LEATHER
WITH CONTRAST STITCHING
YOU MAY ENQUIRER CONCERNING
A DIFFERENT COLOR OR STYLE

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NOTE THE 4 SCREWS IN THE LUG BOTTOMS
THEY PUSH THE SINGLE CASE
UP INTO THE BEZEL
AND
THIS COMPRESSION
SEALS THE HAT CRYSTAL IN BETWEEN
CASE & BEZEL


A
FANTASTIC ENGINEERING
ACCOMPLISHMENT
IN
1949/50

 

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12 3 6 & 9
ROCKET MARKER DOTS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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HANDS FOR TWO CROTONS
CLEANED AND LUMED

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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FOUR PIECES MAKE ONE PIECE
BASE CASE
HAT CRYSTAL
TOP BEZEL
CROWN WITH MALE STEM

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WHY?
4 LAYERS OF COPPER
THEN 6 OF NICKEL



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THIS BEZEL WAS HOPELESS LOOKING

ROCK SANDED FILED POWER BUFFED
UNTIL IT WAS FACTORY CONDITION
THE ONLY AREA HE LEFT WAS IDS
WAS THE UNDER LUGS
REASON WHY WAS THE FACT
OF THE TAPPED SCREW HOLES
HE DID NOT WANT TO
CHANGE ANYTHING

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I SHOULD HAVE HAD THE BEFORE PICS!

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THERE THE HAT CRYSTAL WITH SEAL
IS SIZED TOO BE SURE IT IS RIGHT
WHEN THE PLATED BEZEL IS PLACED ON TOP
AND 4 SCREWS SET
IT WILL SEAL THIS WATCH

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HERE SHE IS READY FOR BEZEL


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HERE THE BEZEL IS COMPLETED AND POLISHED
NOTE THE TWO STEM ARCHES
CENTER AND DRIVERS POSITIONS
BOTH FOR WEARING ON RIGHT ARM

 

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ABOVE THE CASE IS IN DRIVERS POSITION
CENTER IS FOR STANDARD
TO PLACE IN DRIVERS THE WATCH MAKER
WOULD PLACE 4 GROOVES IN CASE

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ABOVE THE CASE IS IN DRIVERS POSITION
CENTER IS FOR STANDARD
TO PLACE IN DRIVERS THE WATCH MAKER
WOULD PLACE 4 GROOVES IN CASE


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ABOVE THE CASE IS IN NORMAL POSITION

DO NOT INVEST IN THIS CROTON UNLESS YOU PLAN TO WEAR ON RIGHT ARM
WITH CROWN ON LEFT SIDE OF CASE!

 

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MALE END OF TWO PIECE STEM WITH CROWN



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CROWN & MOVEMENT IN CASE

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SCREWS ARE TIGHTENED DOWN


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HERE THE CASE BEZEL WITH SANDWICHED CRYSTAL IS SCREWED DOWN

SIGNED ONE PIECE CASE
THOUGH BEZEL WAS RESTORED
THE LUG BACKS WERE KEPT
AS THEY WERE FOUND
SO AS TO NOT DESTROY
THE SCREW HOLES


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NOTE THE INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTOR
BRASS AND RED JEWEL
THERE IS ONE ON TOP AND ONE ON BOTTOM

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CROTON WATCH CO
AJRNC C20Y2

1950

CROTON MODIFIED

AS 1187

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4.9mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY ON WATCH AND TIMER

599.00 PROFESSIONAL IN$URANCE **APPRAISAL
NOTE: THIS IS A RESTORED TIME PIECE

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR IN
$URANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?

All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch !