CROSBY Meangraf Diving
This magnificent Crosby Diving watch, waterproof to 330 feet is in fact a French Yema Meangraf Diving, produced in the early 70's and exported to the United States so it could be sold as a Crosby watch. It came on the diving strap of that time, a TROPIC Sport. The white band on the dial is characteristic vor the Meangraf Diving series of Yema. I love the robust case with hidden lugs, the sporty look with elapsed time diving bezel, 24 hours inner bezel and the racing stripes surrounding the dial. A typical product of the funky 70's!
The watch is powered by the manual FE 233-68 movement. FE stands for France Ebauches, a merger of French movement manufacturers amongst which Cupillard and Jeambrun. So, besides of the brand name on the dial, it is a 100% export Yema.
Everbrite Watch Co France
Both movement and inside of the caseback are signed Everbrite Watch Co France. So it was not hidden for the Crosby owner that he had bought a french watch. It is even noticable on the dial at 6 o'clock. Everbrite Watch Company Inc. was a New York based watch importer / distributor. They had CROSBY as their brand but also distributed character watches such as The Lone Ranger and Superman. The Everbrite Watch Co was owned by the A. Cohen and Sons Corp. New York and registered in 1928.