Art Deco 1924 Tiffany & Co 18k Gold Men's Wristwatch Henry Blank C. H Cresarrow
Title: 1924 Tiffany & Co. 18k Yellow Gold Men's Tank/Rectangular Wristwatch by C. H. Meylan & Cresarrow/Henry Blank & Co.
Description: The exceptionally fine and rare Tiffany & Co. retailed gentleman's rectangular/tank style wristwatch with exaggerated numeral dial is in an 18k yellow gold case with the Cresarrow Watch Co. trademark owned by Henry Blank & Co. with an eighteen 18 jewel 5 adjustment high grade Swiss nickel plated movement signed and manufactured by C. H. Meylan and counter-stamped Cresarrow Watch Company trademark.
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We found this supporting documentation on the website gregsteer.net:
"The Cresarrow Watch Co, of 19 Liberty St, Newark, New Jersey first used the word "Cresarrow" in 1912 according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is the same address as Whiteside and Blank (given as both 17 and 19 Liberty St.) although I do not know whether it had similar ownership or was a subsidiary.
In 1912 Henry Blank journeyed to Europe to conduct the customary dealings with watch movement manufacturers in Switzerland and stone dealers in Paris, Belgium and Amsterdam. Henry Blank returned on the Titanic and survived the sinking.
Newton Whiteside left the business in 1917 and the firm became Henry Blank & Co. Henry Blank & Co supplied jewellery to such firms as Raymond Yard; Shreve, Crump and Low; Black, Starr and Frost; Oscar Heyman & Co; Grant A. Peacock; Neiman Marcus; and Tiffany & Co., as well as selling there own line of jewelry through retailers across the United States. Quite often the jewelry supplied to specialist retailers did not carry the firms trademark. Henry Blank & Co may have supplied watches to some of these firms, also with or without the firms trademark on the case. Cresarrow cases with Tiffany on the dial can regularly be found and Cooksey Shugart shows two International Watch Company watches signed "Yard" on the dial, one of which is in platinum. Henry Blank & Co did produce high quality platinum jewelry and may have made these cases. Deitz (who had access to the company records) indicates that Cresarrow cases were sold under the names of C.H. Meylan and International Watch Company. C.H. Meylan were producers of high quality watches. Examples of Art Deco watches in platinum with the movement by C.H. Meylan and the dial signed Yard exist."
**A similar watch in a platinum case was offered by Antiquorum in Hong Kong on June 27, 2015
Serial number: movement #37134 and case #49390
Manufacturer: C. H. Meylan & Cresarrow Watch Co.
Lug tip to lug tip: 36mm
Dial condition: good with some dirt age discoloration along edge
Dial Color : white
All the words on dial: Tiffany & Co.
Bezel condition: good
Numerals: Exaggerated Arabic
Movement Type: mechanical handwinding
Movement Condition: good
Case condition: good
Watch running: yes
All words/number on movement: C. H. Meylan Brassus . Swiss 5 Adjustments 18 Jewels 37134 & Cresarrow Trademark
Jewel count: 18
Total length of watch: 8"
Total watch weight: 29 grams
Band material: leather
Clasp or buckle band: buckle
Please Note *** We removed this item from sale while we conducted an in house inventory - this has not been sold or returned!!!!***
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