GSW
PO BOX 2301
SUWANEE, GA, USA
30024
+1.770.831.1257  – 1.800.438.6894

TOP RESTORATIONS
NOV 2012-  FEB 2014

2014 JAN FEB MAR APR
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2011NOV DEC

 

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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
SERVICED
RESTORED

WWII
1944
CROTON
ALL
STAINLESS STEEL
VINDICATOR
AQUAMEDICO

WITH


17 JEWEL
AS 1187/1194
WITH

NEW

ORIORIGINAL SIGNED WWII LEATHER STRAP
ORIGINAL STAIJNLESS STEEL FLEX BAND
NEW DOUBLE STITCHED OIL SKIN CHRONO
LEATHER STRAP

30.9 X 38
MM
W/O CROWN

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 YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE


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DISCOUNTED 19.00 US SHIPPING SUPER FAST TWO DAY
DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

25.00 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING USPS REGISTERED
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

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NIVADA GETCHEN CREATED THE "CROTON" COMPANY/BRAND TO INTRODUCE THEIR FIRST WATCHES MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE US MARKET IN 1940--JUST IN TIME TO FILL WHAT WOULD BE A HUGE DEMAND FROM   SOLDEIRS, PROFESSIONALS AND WORKERS. ACTUALLY, WWII WAS A HUGE BOOM TO WHAT WAS A DEAD ECONOMY. GREEN BACKS FLOWED LIKE WATER, PRODUCTS WERE LIMITED. THE SWISS WOULD DOMINATE THE MARKET. CROTOM WOULD SOON BECOME  FAMOUS FOR THEIR WATER PROOF WRIST WATCH CASE DESIGN; SETTING UP A SUPER RE-INTRODUCTION SUPER BOOM TIME BY 1950.

THE CROTONIN DESIGN HOUSED TOP OF THE LINE ETA AND AS MOVEMENTS.

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THE CROTON SIGNED MOVEMENTS WERE FITTED WITH WYLER PATENED TWO PART STEMS.

THE FEMALE STEM WAS PLACED  INTO A ONE PIECE CASE,

A CROWN WITH A  MALE STEM ATTACHED WAS THEN PLACED IN THE STEM TUBE AND SNAPPED INTO THE FEMALE END.

JUST LIKE THE WYLER...

BUT THAT IS WHERE SIMILARITY ENDED.

CROTON CREATED A  ONE PIECE POT/PAN STYLE CASE WITH LONG STEM TUBE.

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THEN THEY DROPPED THE THE MOVEMENT WITH DIAL AND HALF STEM.

THEY CREATED A "HAT" LIKE CRYSTAL WITH A RUBBER SEAL THAT WAS PLACED ON TOP OF THE POT/PAN STYLE CASE, FOLLOWED THE PLACING OF A STEEL  BEZEL WITH TAPPED HOLES UNDER EACH LUG FITTED WITH HEADLESS SCREWS .

THEN THE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY WAS TURNED OVER AND THE 4 STRAIGHT IN-LINE SCREWS WERE SCREWED INTO THE HOLES UNDER EACH LUG, PULLING THE CASE UP INTO THE BEZEL. THEREBY "SANDWITCHING" IT TOGETHER AND  SEALING THE MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT.

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THOUGH THE  MOST FAMOUS CROTON WOULD BE THE 1950'S AQUAMATIC WITH A 360 DEGREE ROTOR,  A SIMILAR CASED  AUTOMATIC BUMPER CROTON WATCH WOULD BE ADVERTISED IN THE 1940'S. IT WAS  THE FIRST AQUAMATIC [AUTOMATIC] WITH A 180 DEGREE BACK/FORTH BUMPER MOVEMENT.

THE BUMPER WAS A BUMMER THAT DID NOT WITH STAND LONG TERM USE ....IT WAS UTILIZED BY ALL COMKPANIES EXCEPT ROLEX. WHICH MEANS IT IS COLLECTIBLE,

SO, WE ARE IN THE EARLY 1040'S WITH A DECADE TO GO BEFORE THE 360 DEGREE ROTOR AUTOMATIC AQUAMATIC  WOULD ALLOW FOR A SOLID AUTOMATIC WATCH. THUS, CROTON DECIDED TO FOCUS ON THE CASE, THE DESIGN, THE BRAND NAMES AND THE WAR......

CROTON CREATED A SERIES OF WATCHES WITH SIMILAR BASIC FEATURES BUT DIFFERENT NAMES. DIALS, CASE SIGNING AND ADVERTISING. ALMOST   LIKE GRUEN  IN 1942, CROTON INTRODUCED WAR RELATED NAMES THUS WATCHES, SUCH AS THE VINDICATOR SERIES...

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-VINDICATOR WOULD BE A TERM CROTON WOULD USE WITH NO SUB NAME IN A MASSIVE RELAUCH IN THE 1950/'S .

THE FIRST VINDICATOR THE VINDICATOR AQUAMEDICO -

CREATING NAMES  WITH CARE.  THEY ACTUALLY INTRODUCED THEIR SPECIAL CASE DESIGN UTILIZING POWER FULL LATIN WORDS.
 
WORDS  THAT MEANT SEA, WATER,  VENGENCE, VICTORY, SOLDIERS, DOCTORS, AND MEDICS...

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A: VINDICATOR
FIT PERFECTLY TO THE MIND. ESPECIALLY WITH A WAR RAGING.

 

LATIN

VINDICATOR

vindic.ator          V      1 1 FUT  PASSIVE IMP 2 S    
vindic.ator          V      1 1 FUT  PASSIVE IMP 3 S    
vindico, vindicare, vindicavi, vindicatus  V   [XXXBX]  
claim, vindicate; punish, avenge;
B: AQUA

AQUA

           
aqu.a                N      1 1 ABL S F                 
aqua, aquae  N  F   [XXXAO]  
water; sea, lake; river, stream; rain, rainfall (pl.), rainwater; spa; urine;

MEDICO
LATIN/SPANISH/ITALIAN

 B: MEDICO                           
medicus, medici  N
doctor, physician; fourth finger of the hand;
          
medicus, medica, medicum  ADJ   
healing, curative, medical; [digitus ~ => fourth finger of the hand];
medic.o              V      1 1 PRES ACTIVE  IND 1 S    
medico, medicare, medicavi, medicatus  V   
heal, cure; medicate; dye;

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1944
CROTON

VINDICATOR
AQUAMEDICO
HAS
BLACK DIAL
WITH
TRIANGULAR
LUME MARKERS
AND
NUMERALS

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COMPLETE WITH A

BAND/STRAP/BRACELET

THE ORIGINAL SIGNED 1944 STRAP IN CENTER

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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO

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THE HANDS ARE STEEL
&
LUME
WITH
RED ARROW

SWEEPS SECONDS

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THE
NUMERAL
MARKERS
&
HANDS
LUMINANCE

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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO

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CASE IS ALL
STAINLESS STEEL


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CONDITION IS
EXCELLENT TO FINE

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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO


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ACTUAL WWII PICTURE ON BOX

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THE ABOVE PHOTO IS
ROCK'S TARAWA BOX
FILLED WITH ITEMS BELONGING
TO THE DECEASED RELATIVE
OF A PATRON
WHO SERVED IN WWII
HIS MEMORABILIA
THIS TIME PIECE CAME
FROM THE SAME ESTATE


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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO

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HERE ROCK HAS PLACED
THE BANDS AND TIME PIECE

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TARAWA ACTUAL PHOTO

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NEW
"HAT CRYSTAL"

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GOLD OUTLINED
LUMED NUMBERS
AND
MARKERS


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THIS STRAP IS DETAILED
AND SIGNED WITH TROOPER'S ID

 

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HERE IS THE STEEL BEZEL DETAILED

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ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF THE CASE BACK
ON AN EARLY NIVADA CROTON
US EXPORT 
VINDICATOR AQUAMEDICO

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HERE THE
VINDICTOR
AQUAMEDICO
CASE BEZEL CRYSTAL
WITH
1944 TRENCH ART
STERLING SILVER MARKSMAN BADGE

NOTE: THAT IS NOT DIRT YOU SEE BUT ENAMEL
THAT WAS USED TO DETAIL THE HEAVY WWII
STERLING SILVER MARKSMAN BADGE
AND
CASE BACK

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THIS IS THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL
SIGNED STRAP
BEFORE RESTORATION
IT COMES WITH HIS STRETCH BAND

ALSO AND A NEW OIL SKIN STRAP
WITH TOOL TO REMOVE STRAP.


NOTICE THE LUGS ARE "GO THROUGHS"
A THICK PIN OR WIRE ALLOWED EASY

REMOVAL OF BAND/STRAP AND
REPACEMENT IN THE FEILD


THE SMALL LEATHER TURN ON LEFT STRAP
IS JUST THAT. STRAP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

 

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HERE SHE IS AFTER WITH  CASE BEZEL AND MOVEMENT
OVERHAULED
AND STRAP RECONDITIONED

NOTE THE VINDICATOR AQUA MEDICO HAS A LIP SEAL
ONLY THE FIRST VERSIONS HAD THE [NEW] HAT CRYSTAL WHITE SEAL
AND THE RED "L" SHAPE [NEW] PINK SEAL

WE TOOK CARE TO CLEAN THE TRENCH ART ,  CASE
AND LUGS. WHAT REMAINS SHOULD REMAIN

PROPER FITTING THE CASE CRYSTAL AND BEZEL
ARE IMPORTANT AND ACCOMPLISHED
BY TIGHTENING THE FOUR HEADLESS SCREWS
LIKE LUGS ON A WHEEL COUNTER CROSS WISE


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YOU CAN SEE THE CASE SCREWS ON THE TOP RIGHT
AND THE NEW OLD STOCK "HAT CRYSTAL"
ON LEFT WITH SEAL. AND THE TWO PART
STEM AND CROWN ABOVE

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BAM

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1944

AS 1187/1194

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
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

899.00 PROFESSIONAL IN$URANCE **APPRAISAL [WITH T BAND]
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 and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CLEAN BY WAY 4 JAR-W/HEAT DRY

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CLEAN BY WAY OF ULTRASONIC

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DIAL BENCH

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