Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain
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    Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    I bought a Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic (probably paid too much), but am uncertain of the approximate year it was made. Any ideas? It has an early 70s look to it. Also, it is a "diver" but no depth (e.g., 100m, 500m etc.) is specified on dial or back. The seller didn't know either. I almost posted to the Diver Forum, but decided to consult the vintage experts first. I have not received the watch yet, but expect to later this week. See images for reference. Thanks all. Chris
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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    Hi,can't help with the info you want but it certainly looks 70's groovy. I like it.
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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    A movement pic will tell us more.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    Late sixties, early seventies.
    The Croton Nivada Grenchen "Antarctic" was first worn by Admiral Byrd on "Operation Deepfreeze", a series of scientific expeditions in 1955-56 to the Antarctic. The Antarctic models first came out for the public circa 1957.
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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    A movement pic will tell us more.
    I've attached a pic of the movement and case back. Thanks.
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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    Love the old advert. And thank you for the info. I will probably have the watch pressure tested.

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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    Great looking Nivada! The case looks similar to the Taravana model which is rated to 200m so I'd expected yours to be the same. (On the Taravana case the depth rating is written in the text on the caseback).

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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    I like the green dial! It looks like it's from the same era. I am waiting for delivery of the watch and will scrutinize it for the depth range. Chris

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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    The movement is identified under the balance wheel. I just can't read it.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Vintage Nivada Antarctic Diver Sub Automatic - Date and Depth uncertain

    ETA 2789:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 2789

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