What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

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    What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

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    I know nothing (and it seems neither does Google) about it, except it reminds me of the Fibre Tissots, and I liked the interchangeable bezels. White is Timezones, Red is Tachy, and Black is mins. Box is weird, sliding thing.

    Why? No idea.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    The back reminds me of the case back to the Spaceman models, but with a different design.
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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    Hi trim,

    looks pretty much like this one from my archive:
    bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches: 622: Gents Royce Amphibian, 5 Bezels, Manual Wind, ca. 1970 n.o.s.



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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    Thanks Roland,

    very similar indeed, made in a different material interestingly. I doubt it is the same moulding, although strikingly similar.

    Might have to see what movement it contains. And I wonder if these were generic like the Chrono Swisse, or knocked off.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    I see what you mean about looking like a tissot that sparcster had.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    I see what you mean about looking like a tissot that sparcster had.
    Had being the word.... However.... Since I have sold the green one I HAD, I have bought a gray version... which I think will get more wrist time! but... its not running!! Will post a pic later!

    Anyway... its an interesting one to have in the collection Kris! Partly why I bought the fiberglass Tissot....

    Looks in great condition! congrats - even-though you are unsure about it!!

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    some pics of the tissot fiber glass....




    The nice thing with your watch kris, it has a matching (original?) strap! Both of the tissots Ive owned have had no straps... because of the colour, its hard to find a suitable rubber/material strap! Atleast yours is matt black... plenty of choice!

    Just realised... editing posts dont add another to my post count.... interesting!!!!
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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    I like it - and its in awesome condition.
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    Many of my pictures were posted via Webshots which has now closed - and so have disappeared from WUS. Sorry.

    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    Thanks chaps.

    It is surprisingly comfortable - probably one of the nicest feeling watches I have.

    I still think it was a crazy thing to buy, but there you go.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    This is my new favorite flying watch.

    I can walk through airport scanners without taking it off

    An unexpected and appreciated bonus.

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    Re: What was I thinking? Nivada Fibre Star I

    There was a write up on such watches in the German watch magazine literature some time ago. The whole concept was developed by Fortis, first of all for their sub brand "Eloga". The watches had monocoque cases and good movements (started with AS 1900/01s, I believe). The plastic case was the answer to brass cases with gold or chrome plating which were not terribly resistant to sweat, as most vintage collectors will know. The cases were usuall monocoque, making them more resistant to water and therefore underlining their sportif nature. There were several copies by other brands, including Junghans and Cortebert and obviously Nivada. Yours was by no means a cheap, throw away watch when it came out!

    Hartmut Richter

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