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Nivada Grenchen Antarctic Thoughts

  1. davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Mar 6, 2019

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    Very nice - I admire your good taste. This would be Sixties. For more on the movement have a look here.

    I would guess ELGHABASHI to be (an Egyptian) retailer's signature (?)

    If I may, I'll add your watch's details on http://nivadanirvana.blogspot.com/
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    Regards.

    David
     
  2. Buynitsky Mar 6, 2019

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    Thank you very much for the information.

    Perhaps you are right and this is the signature of the retailer. Then perhaps not Egyptian, but Indonesian or Malaysian?

    And of course, you can add information about my watch to your site.
     
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  3. knafel1983 Mar 7, 2019

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    Wish I could command prices like that, but at least my watches sell. I got $120 for this one I sold.
     
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  4. bobbee Mar 8, 2019

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    Here is mine.



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  5. TexOmega Mar 18, 2019

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    Mine

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  6. miamiclay May 4, 2019

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    I bought Mr. Buynitsky’s Nivada Antarctic from him - The color of the dial, a black olive, is quite striking, the case is sharp, the pierced hands are unusual, truly a beauty!

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  7. xbarx1 May 5, 2019

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    Here's a couple more I've picked up that are interesting. Amazing variations that Nivada Grenchen and Croton put out. First one is an Aquatic the rest are Antarctics. Included a couple made for a jewelry store in Seattle and department store in Germany. I have a few watches with the same dial, markers, hands, etc that have Aquamatic and Antarctic callouts on the dial. Some variations have the Aquamatic or Aquadatic (date window) and Antarctic callouts, leading me to believe the Antarctic like was born from the Aquamatic line. Or maybe they were married, not sure. I have Antarctics with Penguin on the dial too. s-l1600-1.jpg Penguin.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600.jpg unnamed-11.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600-8.jpg
     
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  8. Tony C. Ωf Jury member May 5, 2019

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    I have owned a number of Antarctic variations, and agree that they are generally undervalued in the market.

    Here's a nice, uncommon diver:

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  9. shishy www.hpmor.com May 5, 2019

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    Here's the one I bought from Tony!


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  10. xbarx1 May 6, 2019

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    Sweet. I've never seen an Aquamatic Chronometre.
     
  11. allwoundup May 6, 2019

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    Here's a couple more....a chunky Nivada Antarctic and a Croton Aquamatic/Antarctic.
     
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  12. allwoundup May 6, 2019

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    Although not Antarctics, I thought the followers of this thread might find these Croton/Nivada element-resistant antecedents of interest...the "Resistal" is a work in progress.
     
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  13. Professor May 6, 2019

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    What's going on with this case back?
     
  14. zoohannover Jun 25, 2019

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    Croton Nivada Grenchen Aquamatic on a NATO strap.

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  15. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jun 25, 2019

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    It's just like a car, it's where you keep your spare wheel. (Crown wheel that is).

    ;)
     
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  16. xbarx1 Sep 6, 2019

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    Nivada Antarctic and Aquamatic variations have become my favorite niche in collecting. I have Croton, Croton Nivada Grenchen, and Nivada Grenchen versions of the classic deco dial Antarctic and some repeated the lumpy bumpy "snow drift" textured dial in ivory and metallic silver. I've also found black dial versions of both the Antarctic and Aquamatic with deco numbers and hour markers as shown. Here's a few. Over the years I've discovered 4, maybe 5 different crowns. The first pic shows my favorite, but I think the black Antarctic at the bottom might be the first. It's a little bigger with the classic dome. I wish there were archives available. s-l1600-5.jpg s-l1600-2.jpg CNG Aquamatic Dial! .png s-l1600.jpg OTWCroton.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600-1.jpg s-l1600.jpg s-l1600-4.jpg
     
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  17. Kek25 Sep 6, 2019

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    Bought this 14k white gold example a few years ago. Not certain of its age, but liked the diamond hour markers and sub seconds dial. 33 mm.

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  18. Professor Sep 6, 2019

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    I wonder what measures if any were taken to keep a watch running and on time in sub zero weather?
    Special lubes and what not.
    Keeping it under your clothing and warmed by body heat would work for the most part but in minus double digit wind chill even a minute of exposure to take a bearing could freeze one up I would think.
     
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  19. Polar44 Nov 17, 2019

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    Just thought I’d follow on in this thread as Im a big fan of the Nivada Antarctic range too.
    As xbarx1 mentions above, I too wish there were some Nivada archives on the Antarctics :)
     
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  20. xbarx1 Nov 17, 2019

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    That's a beauty. Red second hands are very cool, and the deco markers without the Arabic numbers is really sharp. All the variations in this case with the iconic lugs are worthy. Very cool niche piece with the Aquadatic and Antarctic callouts to boot. This one is a classic example of which came first, the italic Nivada logo type and Antarctic script type or the gothic style font used for Nivada Grenchen and Antarctic? I've assumed the gothic font was older as I have a couple 30mm cased models with that font.

    This thread has grown legs. Awesome range of Aquamatic/Aquadatic/Antarctic dials and designs. A couple rare chronometre models too.
     
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