Sold - Croton Nivada Grenchen Aviator Sea Diver Vintage Chronograph Valjoux 92 Shock Resistant Black Dial
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This is the rare sought-after Croton Nivada Grenchen Sea Diver chronograph, perhaps the most sought-after implementation of the Valjoux 92. This is one of the best examples you will find-- the case, dial, hands, and movement are all in excellent condition for the age of the watch and original. The quintessential pilots chronograph, the feel and quality of the watch is clear once you hold it and put you on your wrist. Croton was near their peak as a brand when they introduced this watch and the quality they invested in this watch is evident. These are hard to come-by in this condition. We paired it with a beautiful Hirsch Knight watch strap and Hadley Roma deployant buckle.
We estimate the watch was manufactured in the mid-1960's based on the production run years for this particular model.
Stated as serviced by an outside watchmaker having no affiliation to ClockSavant approximately 10 years ago. We cannot attest to the service work performed but we have performed comprehensive testing and performance measurement and the watch is performing well, see provided test results.
Case has the typical scratches and dings that are common to watches of this age and add to its character. Similarly the dial shows some discoloration, again common for watches of this age.
Comprehensive ClockSavant Testing. Performance measurement results for this watch are provided below.
14-day return period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
2 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.
Care and Use
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
North Carolina residents will pay sales tax
ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches.
Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.