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Rare Nivada Aquamatic Antarctic c. early 1960's. Very good 34mm (excluding non-original crown) gold plated case with minor signs of wear. No wear through. Wears big due to long 42mm lug to lug length. Mint original dial and hands. Clean automatic 21 jewel A. Schild movement keeps good time. Previous owner stated +/- 45spd. I have not timed it. Service history unknown. Rare piece in nice vintage condition.

Some History:

In 1957 Admiral Byrd and the US Navy went to the Antarctic under the name Operation Deep Freeze, and Nivada created the waterproof and anti-magnetic Antarctic model to go with them. They used this in all their advertising at the time, and were quite successful. Nivada ended up having trouble with Movado regarding their name, and were forced to change it to Nivada Grenchen. They then teamed up with Croton for distribution. That's why you'll see watches branded Nivada, Nivada Grenchen, and Croton Nivada Grenchen. Nivada (et al) produced different Antarctic variants--some with date, some without, as well as several different dial designs.


Sell for $325. OBRO (Ashtray not included). Price includes PayPal and Priority shipping in the U.S. Contact steve.oliverio(at)gmail.com or PM if interested.


 
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