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I have owned several different Croton watches in the past. I currently have 3, one Swiss quartz movement and two Japanese movements (both Miyota-1 automatic and 1 quartz chronograph) and am for the most part happy with them. They keep good time and feel good on the wrist. I have owned other Crotons which I sold or gave away at one time or another. I can't recall if I have had any of their Swiss autos specifically, but they tend to use ETAs in them which of course are solid movements.

Generally I have been happy with the brand as I haven't had any trouble with the working aspects of the watch itself. Have been a little disappointed at times with the quality of things like the bracelets and clasps, but even that hasn't been all that bad. They also tend to copy a lot of the successful designs out there, so for originality they aren't always first in line either.

Overall I think they are a decent watch. Croton seems to have found a way to put good workhorse type movements into nice enough case designs for relatively low costs to the consumer. They carry a lifetime guarantee with all of their watches which is significant.

I think they have kind of a "fashion watch" rep out there for the most part and thus don't get a lot of attention in the watch enthusiast world. They also discount pretty heavily at times, so I tend to shop around if I see one I like. I think it could be easy to overpay for a Croton if not careful.
 

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My experience with Croton is limited to four watches - three I bought for Mrs. Boscoe, one for me.
I didn't keep the men's version - a LE with an ETA (big day) 2834 - long. In fact, I never unwrapped it since it was too big - about 44 mm. But the fit and finish was very good. I liked the watch a lot. Only issue was size.

Mrs. Boscoe has two Swiss autos and a quartz. All have been accurate and reliable. One watch ultimately had a broken clasp, another had some plating wear inside the scissor on the DD bracelet. Sent them both to Croton for repair - and they were fixed for free even though I said I'd pay! Also, total turn-around time from me to them and back was less than three weeks.

Croton offers a lifetime warranty on its products and stands behind it. I think it's a great company and I'll do business with them again. I don't personally own any Croton watches because the design trends, at the moment, are a bit funky. However, I have tried several times - and lost - $2000 bids on their solid 18k gold classic men's watch.
Guess if I'm willing to spend 2k on something, I must have confidence in it.
 

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I think the Croton quality exceeds that of a lot of the bargain brands and tv brands. The lifetime warrantee is appealing for sure.

In the 70's, my grandfather sold a lot of Crotons at his store. I have three that I was given and all survive...actually, I have a fourth, an early digital watch.

I have one that I want to send back for servicing. I contacted the company and they said to send it in.
 

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I love the one I have. I think it's the one Boscoe was talking about.


Fit and finish is great. Dial is very nice and a sweet crocodile strap. It has the 2836 I think and is a limited edition. I had previously bought 3 Crotons and sent them all back. Didn't like the look and feel of them. This one is definitely a keeper.
 

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I own 3 crotons 1 quartz 2 automatics a miyota and an eta 2836, was not happy with the quartz watch but the automatics have been good watches especially the watch with the eta 2836 auto a solid time piece.
 
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