|Date/Report Number ..120111.FHI0.04 Item: RESTORED OVERHAULED NIVADA GRENCHEN ANTARCTIC 1958 WITH COMPENSAMATIC AUTOMATIC 21 JEWEL|
|Description of item: VINTAGE RESTORED OVERHAULED
NIVADA GRENCHEN ANTARCTIC 1958 WITH COMPENSAMATIC AUTOMATIC 21 JEWEL . DIAL IS ORIGINAL
AND THE ALL STEEL CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NIVADA SIGNED ORIGINAL CROWN. WITH
NIVADA MODIFIED 1956-1958 ETA 2452-2472 BASED Swiss 21 jewels Incabloc automatic date
Features automatic sweep second date.. CONDITION IS FINE.
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $ 1200.00
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OUTER WATCH BOX
1926: Founded by Jacob Schneider as Wüllimann,
1940: Launching the brand Croton for the U.S. market.
1976: The son Max Schneider was still running the company, and celebrated the 50th anniversary.
1988: In an advertisement 1887 was mentioned as founding date.
Nivada was created in 1926 in Granges (Grenchen) by Jacob Schneider. 1940 launched Croton Watch Company for the US market. Watches signed Nivada, Croton or carrying the double signature Croton and Nivada Grenchen were in all reality, the same and high quality.
Nivada was one of the first companies to manufacture
automatic bumper watches and rustless steel watches in the 1930's and were a leading
company in the 1940's and 1950's in the advancement of cases and case styles, AND
Chronographs, Chronometers, Water Proof Dive watches and incredible water proof watches
that covered a wide veriety of extreme conditions in the 1960's.
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 c ondition waterproof automatic watch called The Antarctic. And, like Bulova would do later during the space age, 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 temperatrures, from dry conditions to wet, yet non failed.
This fact would propell Nivada, The Antarctic and many other styles and types, to a run that lasted until 1876 when the quartz watch killed the Nivada6.
IS ONE OF THE MOST
WATCHES EVER MADE
DIAL IS ORIGINAL
IN GREAT CONDITION
THOUGH IT HAS A FULL EVEN PATINA
LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON
WHICH MEANS THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MADE
BEFORE CROTON/NIVADA BRANDED
VARIENTS HIT THE MARKET
THIN LINE BLACK MARKERS
BEHIND THE BLACK
DRAW YOUR EYES
SECONDS CHAPTER RING
PICTURE YOURSELF IN THE ARTIC
EVERYTHING IS WHITE
YET THE MARKERS ON YOUR
CAN BE SEEN CLEARLY
YOUR SECONDS HASHES
IN SPLIT SECONDS
THE SILVER HANDS
PICK UP LIGHT
TOO MUCH LIGHT?
THE THIN BLACK INSERTS
ALLOW GREATER VISIBILITY
AN ALL STEEL CASE
WHAT A BEAUTY
DOUBLE CONTRAST STICHED
THE KEEPERS ARE STITCHED
YOU HAVE TOP GRAIN OUTER SKIN
SOFT TOP GRAIN UNDER SKIN
SEE THE OVER STITCHING?
TELL ME THIS DIAL IS NOT AWESOME
WISH THIS BABY COULD TALK
STRAP HAS TURNED EDGES
MOVADO HAD SOME TENSION WITH NIVADA
THOUGH NIVADA SOUNDED TOO MUCH LIKE MOVADO
NIVADA ADDED GRENCHEN TO THE NAME
NICE LEATHER BACKING
HERE IS THE DEPLOYMENT
SAVES STRAPS PERIOD
HERE IS THE DEPLOYMENT
SAVES STRAPS PERIOD
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11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 26.0mm
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 42h
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