Nivada Watch Identification

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    Nivada Watch Identification

    Dear all

    I have just purchased a Nivada watch for my girlfriend, and I would like to be able to give her a little background about it when I give it to her.

    Picture below. I believe it is marked as being from the 10400 series. Could anyone please provide some information, i.e. date made, model and any other details.

    It would be most appreciated.

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    Welcome to Watchuseek! Unfortunately, if your girlfriend would like to use the watch regularly, you will have to invest at least three times that cash to have it serviced. Despite being advertised as "working perfectly", at that price, it will not have been serviced recently. So, the oils will have dried up and you risk damaging the movement if you use it regularly. Even if the damage doesn't occur, it won't work all that well (it will lose or gain time significantly, like 5 minutes/day).

    Nivada were one of the better makes in Grenchen (=Granges) but didn't survive the quartz crisis. The movement inside will be some generic form calibre, possibly an Adolf Schild Cal. AS 1977:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 1977 (=Durowe 1977)

    ...but there are also a large number of other calibres that come into question.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    Many thanks for the advice. I was going to take the watch to my local watch servicer straight away anyway as I'm aware that it was unlikely to have been professionally serviced and given the precision involved would likely require a service before being used regularly.

    Many thanks for confirmation and the details on the movement.

    Kind regards

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    As I stated, it could be one of a large variety of movements. Once you have had the watch opened, try to take a picture of the innards and we will identify it for you.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    I also have a similar watch I would love to find out more about.
    I can't seem to upload images from my phone so here is a link.
    Nivarda movement | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Ladies swiss | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    It's a great little watch I am looking forward to cleaning up

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    That one has an ETA Cal. 2410 or a derivative:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 2410

    That movement is noted for shifting all the stuff in the geartrain sidewaysa little to make room for a relatively oversized balance, thus ensuring greater accuracy. A good catch!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Nivada Watch Identification

    Thanks. It keeps good time and would suit a good clean and new glass.
    I have been given a whole heap if old movements that I am trying to identify.
    I will give it a shot from the forums already started but don't be surprised if I put up more posts. I will use that website you refer to but markings are often hard to find on movements.
    Thanks
    Cameron

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