GROOVY~70s NIVADA TARAVANA 20ATM ORANGE/BLACK DIVER~SERVICED

GROOVY~70s NIVADA TARAVANA 20ATM ORANGE/BLACK DIVER~SERVICED

Regular price $475.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A SUPER SHARP AND SEXY EARLY 70s NIVADA TARAVANA 2-TONE BLACK/ORANGE 20ATM DIVER IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. SIGNED 4X

 

  • CASE: OVERSIZED AND SEXY ALL-STEEL DIVER CASE IN SUPERB SHAPE MEASURING A ROBUST 41mm ACROSS CASE NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 42.5mm LUG TO LUG.  THERE IS SOMETHING SO SEXY YET TOUGH ABOUT THIS CASE DESIGN. IT'S SUCH AN INTERESTING MIX OF CURVES, SHARP LINES, AND BLUNTED EDGES. THE CASE SHOWS MINOR HAIRLINES BUT IS IN AWESOME UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL CONDITION.  BEZEL IS NO-BULLSHIT WITH ITS CLEAN AND EXTREMELY LEGIBLE DESIGN.  CHECK OUT THAT GROOVY TARAVANA ETCHING ON THE CASEBACK. ONE OF MY FAVORITE NIVADA WATCH CASES.

 

  • DIAL: TALK ABOUT A WICKED DIAL!!!!  LOOK AT THIS MINTY 2-TONE ORANGE/BLACK DIAL WITH TONS OF KUNG-POW.  THE VISUAL IMPACT IS WONDERFUL AND VERY LATE 60s/EARLY 70s.  THIS DIAL IS SUPER LEGIBLE WITH THOSE CLEAN WHITE HANDS AND THOSE APPLIED RECTANGULAR LUME MARKERS.  WHILE THE COLORS AND CONTRAST ARE STRONG ON THIS ONE, THERE IS SOME MAJOR RESTRAINT WITH THE MINIMALIST 3 LINES OF TEXT ON THE DIAL CREATING A CLEAN AND CLEAR DIAL. SUCH A STUNNING AND VISUALLY IMPACTFUL LOOK.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS TARAVANA  RUNS ON A HIGH-GRADE 21J SWISS ETA AUTOMATIC WITH QUICKSET DATE. WATCH IS KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND RUNNING STRONG. REALLY EXCELLENT ACTION ON THAT SCREW-DOWN CROWN. WATCH HAS RECENTLY BEEN OVERHAULED BY MY WATCHMAKER AND IS GOOD TO GO.

 

  • THIS SPORTY DIVER IS MOUNTED ON A THICK DARK BROWN MINIMALIST LEATHER STRAP WHICH LOOKS KILLER ON THIS WATCH.  NIVADA GRETCHEN IS ONE OF THE COOLER VINTAGE WATCH BRANDS THAT HAD ITS PEAK IN THE LATE 50s TO EARLY 70s.  THEY HAD SOME REVOLUTIONARY SPORTS WATCHES WITH THEIR CHRONOMASTER AVIATION DIVER, THE ANTARCTIC, THE DEPTHMASTER, AND OF COURSE THE TARAVANA LINE. THEY WERE SERIOUS INNOVATORS IN BOTH STYLE AND CONSTRUCTION.  THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MODELS OF THE ERA AND IS IN EXTREMELY FRESH SHAPE.  YOU NEED THIS ONE IN YOUR LIFE