TROPICAL~MID 60s CROTON NIVADA AQUAMATIC ANTARCTIC~BOX/PAPERS

TROPICAL~MID 60s CROTON NIVADA AQUAMATIC ANTARCTIC~BOX/PAPERS

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FOR SALE IS A GNARLY SHIP-WRECKED TROPICAL DIAL CROTON NIVADA GRENCHEN AQUAMATIC ANTARCTIC. WITH BOX, PAPERS, AND HANG TAG

 

CASE: STUNNING SOLID STEEL ANTARCTIC CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK MEASURING A NICE 35mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROWN BY 43mm LUG TO LUG. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CASE DESIGNS WITH THOSE SCULPTED/FACETED LUGS.  CASE HAS SOME MINOR HAIRLINES THROUGHOUT BUT NO EVIDENCE OF HAVING BEEN POLISHED WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL SHARP LINES INTACT. I LOVE THE WAY THIS ONE WEARS NICE AND LARGE DUE TO THE LONG LUG TO LUG LENGTH AND THAT THIN BEZEL/WIDE DIAL. IN MY OPINION, ONE OF THE CLASSIC AND DISTINGUISHING SPORTS WATCH CASES OF THE EARLY TO MID 60s.

 

DIAL: YOU AINT NEVER SEEN A FACE LIKE THIS BEFORE. WHAT STARTED OUT AS A GLOSS BLACK DIAL OVER 50 YEARS AGO HAS AGED TO A TROPICAL MOON TERRAIN FINISH.  THIS THING IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. THE RIPPLES IN THE PATINA'D LACQUER PLAY ALL KINDS OF TRICKS WITH THE LIGHT. I LOVE THE ROBUST ANTARCTIC STYLE APPLIED ARROW/NUMERAL MARKERS WITH THE CRESCENT MOON APPLIED LUME. THE DAUPHINE HANDS ARE NICE AND SHARP AND HAVE AN AWESOME PATINA WHICH MATCHES THAT ON THE MARKERS.  

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A GILTED 17 JEWEL ETA 2472. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST MOVEMENTS FOR THE TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT IT'S RUNNING STRONG AND KEEPING GOOD TIME.

 

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A GREY SUEDE STRAP WHICH PLAYS WELL WITH THE PATINA ON THIS ONE.  THESE NIVADA ANTARCTIC/AQUAMATICS OF THE 60s WERE ON-PAR WITH THE OMEGA SEAMASTERS AND THE ROLEXS OF THE ERA.  STURDY PIECES MADE FOR ADVENTURE. THIS ONE COMES WITH INNER/OUTER BOX, HANG-TAG, AND PAPERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE TROPICAL DIAL, THIS IS IT RIGHT HERE.