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Date/Report Number …..120612.FUYJ1HY.04 Item:  1959 CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN AQUAMATIC 360
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Description of item: VINTAGE LADIES ALL STEEL 1959 CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN AQUAMATIC 360 EL WITH CROTON SIGNED NIVADA GRENCHEN GOLD GILDED SHOCK PROTECTED BALL BEARING AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $475.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED
LADIES
ALL STEEL
1959
CROTON
NIVADA GRENCHEN
AQUAMATIC
360 EL

WITH

CROTON SIGNED
NIVADA GRENCHEN
GOLD GILDED
SHOCK PROTECTED
BALL BEARING
AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT

22 X 3O X 10.7 mm
W/O CROWN

AND

NEW
TWO TONE
SAFETY CLASP
DIVE BRACELET

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Nivada/Croton

1926: Nivada was created in 1926 in Granges (Grenchen) by Jacob Schneider.eider as Wüllimann, Schneider, Nivada.

1930's Nivada was one of the first companies to manufacture automatic bumper watches and rustless steel watches [stainless steel]

1940: Launching the brand Croton for the U.S. market.Watches signed Nivada, Croton or carrying the double signature Croton and Nivada Grenchen were in all reality, the same and high quality.

1940's/1950's Nivada/Croton produced some of the most advanced cases and case styles.

1955, In the mid fifties Nivada picked up on an Antarctic rage developed from the International Geophysical Year and a subsequent Exploration Campaign of the South Pole by developing an awesome extreme condition waterproof compensamatic automatic watch called The Antarctic.  And, like Bulova would do later during the space age, Nivada gave an Antarctic Watch to each member and crew of the  American Navy who participated in the US Deep Freeze 1 Expedition in 1955-1956.

The Antarctic Watch was built to resist extreme conditions. The watches worn by the US Navy personal and others who participated in the exploration were exposed to every extreme one could imagine. From 30 plus below to hot temperatures, from dry conditions to wet, yet non failed. This fact would propel the Nivada Antarctic and many other styles and types to the top of the market..

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ON May 15, 1956, a U.S.  A Gederal trademark registration was filed for COMPENSAMATIC by NIVADA S. A., GRENCHEN , . The USPTO has given the COMPENSAMATIC trademark serial number of 72008349.

1960's Nivada/Croton becomes leading innovator in the field of extreme condition Chronographs, Chronometers and Water Proof Dive.

1976: Jacob Schneider son Max Schneider was at the head of the company and would celebrate Nivada' 50th anniversary. The quartz watch would be the end of most mechanical watch companies. In the late 1970's, Nivada/Croton was sold. And, by the late 2000s, Nivada was sold again, this time to Omega SA -where it remains today

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THIS VINTAGE CROTON WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SMALL CALIBER AUTOMATIC HOUSED IN AN ALL STEEL
WATER PROOF CASE FOR WOMAN

SIGNED
CROTON
NIVADA GRENCHEN

DIAL IS
CREME WHITE
WITH
GOLD

THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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AWESOME
STAINLESS STEEL
TWO PIECE CASE

THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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FACETED CRYSTAL

THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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THE
DIAL IS MINT
EXCEPTING THE "M" IN AQUAMATIC
IS SLIGHTLY BLURRED

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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ALL ORIGINAL
STEEL CASE
ORIGINAL
LARGE STEEL CROWN


THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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CONDITION IS NEAR MINT


THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET


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CROTON
NIVADA GRECHEN

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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SIGNED
WATERPROOF
SHOCK RESISTANT
AQUAMATIC
STAINLESS STEEL

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET


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STUNNING SOLID STEEL
WITH
SCREW BACK
LARGE DIVE CROWN
GO-THROUGH LUGS

THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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NOTE THE RAISED FACETED CRYSTAL

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

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AWESOME ORIGINAL CONDITION
LOOK AT THIS CASE

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET


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A CLASSIC THAT WAS AHEAD OF THE TIMES
BETTER THAN 99% OF
ALL EXPENSIVE LADIES TIME PIECES
VINTAGE & NEW

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THE PIG SKIN IS NO LONGER PART OF OFFER
REPLACED BY A NEW TWO TONE 40.00 STEEL DIVE BRACELET

 



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CASE BACK IS STEEL SCREW DOWN


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GOLD GILDED
17 JEWEL
CROTON
NIVADA GRENCHEN
MODIFIED
1955
ETA
Features
automatic
sweep second
shock absorber
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h
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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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