For sale from my personal collection is a 1960’s Croton (Nivada) Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver with Valjoux 92 movement and broad arrow hands. The watch appears to be all original and is in very good vintage condition. While the case clearly shows signs of use, the dial, hands and bezel are remarkably well preserved.
-> This variation of the Croton Chronomaster is covered in the book “Chronomaster Only” on page 186
MODEL / REF: Croton Chronomaster Ref. 105 / 9855
DIAL+HANDS: exceptional clean matt black dial, you will be hard pressed to find any flaws – please refer to the pictures. All lume markers are fully intact and have aged to a pleasant brown / beige colour. The hands are in good condition and the tritium lume is fully intact and shows a pleasant beige patina. When inspected with a magnifying glass, you can notice some surface oxidation on the steel hands.
When activated with UV light, the lume markers and hands glow briefly, and then fade off.
BEZEL: Bi-directional rotating bezel with minute and hour scales is in very good condition. There is one noticeable scratch at 4 o’clock.
CRYSTAL: Plexy crystal in good condition with minor surface marks, which can be observed against the light.
CASE: 38.2 mm steel case in original vintage condition – see pictures. Appears unpolished with crisp, well-defined lugs. The case shows signs of use consistent with the age of the watch.
CASEBACK: stainless steel factory engraved caseback in good condition.
CROWN & PUSHERS: Mushroom shaped pushers, unsigned crowns. Both appear original.
MOVEMENT: very clean Valjoux 92 movement in good condition. The watch winds and runs fine. The chronograph starts stops and resets in 12 o’clock position.
STRAP & BUCKLE: The watch comes brown suede leather strap with unsigned buckle.
Dial, caseback and movement signed.
Dial, caseback and movement signed. The watch is in overall good pre-owned condition and is fully functional.
WARRANTY: We guarantee the authenticity of the watch. We also provide 6 months guarantee for the correct function of this vintage timepiece. All guarantees are subject to the General Terms and conditions.
Please feel free to ask questions, we will be glad to answer.