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Croton 1960's Vintage Mens Retro Panda Dial "Paul Newman" Sea Diver

Fixed price $2,467
+ $29 shipping to United States of America


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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Available now
Expected delivery
Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Payment Method
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Reviews: 156
This dealer is from Suwanee, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number 741QT9
Reference number 5953
Code 5953
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1960 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee


Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel
Case diameter 38 x 42 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


1960's CROTON Vintage Mens Retro Panda Dial "Paul Newman" Sea Diver Aviator Chronomaster Chronograph Watch - Stainless Steel

All Original & Beautiful Condition - Rare Dial - 1 Year Warranty

Today's offering showcases this very cool retro Croton Sea Diver Aviator Chronomaster chronograph with exotic "Paul Newman" panda dial. It's a great looking and slightly exotic example of a chronograph from a brand that has become increasingly collectable.

It is original down to the dial, hands, original crown and pushers and in beautiful condition. Powering it is its Landeron 248 based movement.

Here are some its features:

Rare and exotic "Paul Newman" panda dial with special subdials done in Rolex's Paul Newman style. It is a true Paul Newman dial - it was made by the Singer, the same company who manufactured the dials for Rolex.

Landeron 248 based engine - Landeron movements were used by Heuer, Baume et Mercier, Gallet and many others in their vintage chronographs

Revolving bezel with both 60 minute and 12 hour markings, suitable for using as a GMT or second time zone or for timing uses

Tachometer scale for measuring speeds

Rugged retro full size waterproof style case with screw back

Easy to read luminous hands

With their rugged cases which are full size without being bulky; classic and distinctive styling, and very special Paul Newman panda dial, it's easy to see why these chronographs continue to gain attention and collectability.

It is original with fine details, and the case shows only fairly light signs of polishing. The back retains all its wording. The hands are beautifully toned and complement the piece very nicely.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.


Founded in 1878, the Swiss firm of Croton Watch Company has been family-operated since its inception. During vintage times they sold watches in the U.S. market under the brands of Croton, Nivada Grenchen, and at times both.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Croton

Country of origin: Switzerland

Year built: c. 1960's

Model no.: Ref. 106 60224

Serial no.: 903,011

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case markings (inside): Swiss

Case condition: Scratch-free with fairly light signs of having been polished. Wording on the back is light in a spot.

Dial: Black with silver contrasting subdials for the continuous seconds and 30-minute registers, so-called "Paul Newman" markings, tachometer scale on the bezel, large steel baton applique markers, luminous dots, original, mint condition

Hands: Original luminous steel 'batons', original 30 second and continuous seconds red hands, red sweep chronograph hand of unknown origin

Movement type: Signed Croton, Landeron 248 based, manually wound, rhodium plated, shock resistant

Movement markings: Croton Watch Co. , Unadjusted, Seventeen Jewels, Swiss

Jewels: 17 rubies

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.

Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition

Servicing: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. The movement is near pristine.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 5953

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Suite 6-343
Suwanee, GA 30024
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