Corocraft (Swiss) 17J wrist watch, handsome nickel split plate vintage mechanical manual-wind movement with bold red ruby jewels and a brushed finish, gold toned metal dial with a sunburst brushed finish and black Roman numerals has a few small scuffs near the edge however no heavy damage or discoloration, fancy black steel open diamond style hands, attractive yellow base metal (YBM) square case with a cross-hatch engraving design and cut-out floral accents around a raised, round center smooth polish tapered bezel supporting a domed plastic crystal, recessed crown and 3 wire-frame lugs on the top and bottom of the case, case is showing normal even wear overall with some spots of discoloration on the edges, lugs & crown along with a few light scuffs on the crystal, measures approx. 33mm wide x 37mm lug to lug x 9mm thick (crystal included), matching YBM bracelet-style band composed of round segments with cross-hatch engraving that matches the case connected together with heavy YBM rings, finished with heavy engraved finals and a YBM smooth polish clasp with a safety feature, band is showing normal moderate wear overall with some small lines of discoloration on a few of the segments and rings, watch has a wearable length of approx. 185mm. A distinctive, high quality vintage mechanical wind wrist watch from the 1960s in excellent overall condition!
- Year Made: 1960s
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: gold
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Yellow
- Case Details: wire lugs
Case Width, without crown:
33mm (1.30 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: metal bracelet
- Crystal Material: plastic
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of September 28th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
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