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Date/Report Number …..120111.FHI0.04 Item:   RESTORED OVERHAULED NIVADA GRENCHEN ANTARCTIC 1958 WITH COMPENSAMATIC AUTOMATIC 21 JEWEL
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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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RESTORED
OVERHAULED
NIVADA
GRENCHEN
ANTARCTIC
1958

WITH

COMPENSAMATIC
AUTOMATIC
21 JEWEL

HEAVY DUTY
DOUBLE
CONTRAST STITCHED
AND
PADDED
CHRONGRAPH STRAP

WITH

STAINLESS
DEPLOYMENT

AND

AN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
FULL COLOR
RARE
ANTARCTIC
OUTER WATCH BOX
 
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1926: Founded by Jacob Schneider as Wüllimann, Schneider, Nivada.
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.

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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.


 

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THIS
1958
NIVADA
GRENCHEN
IS ONE OF THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL
ANTARCTIC
WATCHES EVER MADE

 

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DIAL IS ORIGINAL
AND
IN GREAT CONDITION
AND
THOUGH IT HAS A FULL EVEN PATINA
LOOKS BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON

 

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THIS MODEL
HAS
ONLY
NIVADA
WHICH MEANS THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MADE
BEFORE CROTON/NIVADA  BRANDED
VARIENTS HIT THE MARKET

IN ADDITION
THE ACTUAL
NIVADA LOGO
IN
BLACK


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THIN LINE BLACK MARKERS
WITH
RED MARKERS
BEHIND THE BLACK
DRAW YOUR EYES
TO THE
SECONDS CHAPTER RING

PICTURE YOURSELF IN THE ARTIC
EVERYTHING IS WHITE
YET THE MARKERS ON YOUR
NIVADA
ANTARCTICA
CAN BE SEEN CLEARLY


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YOUR SECONDS HASHES
MEASURE TIME
IN SPLIT SECONDS

AND
THE SILVER HANDS
PICK UP LIGHT
TOO MUCH LIGHT?
THE THIN BLACK INSERTS
ALLOW GREATER VISIBILITY


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AN ALL STEEL CASE
IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH
NIVADA SIGNED
ORIGINAL CROWN

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WHAT A BEAUTY
DATE AT
6
REMOVES THE
3
POSITION
CLUTTER

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DOUBLE CONTRAST STICHED
WITH
OVER STITCHING
THE KEEPERS ARE STITCHED
YOU HAVE TOP GRAIN OUTER SKIN
AND
SOFT TOP GRAIN UNDER SKIN
WITH
SOLID PADDING

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SEE THE OVER STITCHING?

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TELL ME THIS DIAL IS NOT AWESOME
WISH THIS BABY COULD TALK

 

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STRAP HAS TURNED EDGES 

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A LOOKER

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BEAUTIFUL

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THIS
NIVADA
WITHOUT
CROTON
ON IT

AND
MOVADO HAD SOME TENSION WITH NIVADA
THOUGH NIVADA SOUNDED TOO MUCH LIKE MOVADO
SO
NIVADA ADDED GRENCHEN TO THE NAME

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NICE LEATHER BACKING

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LOOKING FINE

ENOUGH PICS?

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OOOPS
HERE IS THE DEPLOYMENT
SAVES STRAPS PERIOD


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OOOPS
HERE IS THE DEPLOYMENT
SAVES STRAPS PERIOD

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CHECK IT OUT

PENGUIN
NIVADA
ANTARCTIC
WATERPROOF
SHOCKPROTECTED
STAINLESS STEEL
COMPENSAMATIC
57066

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NIVADA
MODIFIED
1956-1958
ETA
2452-2472
BASED


Swiss
21 jewels
Incabloc
automatic
date

Features
automatic
sweep second
date

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm, Do= 26.0mm
H= 5.3mm
21 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 42h


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FREE COLOR OUTER BOX


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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