Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar
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    Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Want to learn more about this watch. On the back side there is a number 37033 stamped. It also states water proof 10 ATM Shock Protected Compensamatic.Name:  Nivada Aquamar Watch Front.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Welcome to the Vintage Forum. That looks like a nice diver's watch from probably the 1960s or 1970s. Nivada (located in Grenchen) used mainly ETA movements. Once it has been serviced and the crystal has been polished, it should look rather good.

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    Re: Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Any suggestions on places i can take the watch to be service in South Florida (Broward County). I had purchased this watch but don't know if it worth investing the service if not worth very much.

    I also have an Omega Seamaster I purchased at an estate sale that I have to service.

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    Re: Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Whether it's worth servicing such watches (decent but generic movements) always depends on whether you will wear it. It is practically never worth it from the purely financial point of view, i.e. if you want to sell it afterwards (the costs of the service will exceed the added value). However, it is almost always worth it (at least on a functional watch needing no parts replacement) if you want a watch to wear since the cost of the service plus what you will (or should!) have invested in buying the watch will be less than the cost of a new mechanical watch of approximately the same grade (with modern ETA calibre) and the service will greatly increase the watch's longevity and make it run rather more accurately. If it will just sit in the drawer after the service, it is obviously not worth the investment since even unworn, the lubricating oils dry up so that ten years later, you will need to have it serviced again anyway.

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    Re: Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Thanks for input! Do you know where I can get a list of reputable stores to service the watch in South Florida (Broward county).

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    Re: Vintage Nivada SP Aquamar

    Sorry, I live in Germany so I'm not the one to ask. The others may be able to help you out on that one.

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