Nivada - Grenchen 1961 Antarctic ‘Admiral Byrd’

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WHAT WE LOVE:

Swiss watch manufacturers don’t let a good story go to waste if they catch any whiff of one of their watches going somewhere interesting on the wrist of someone important that is immediately written into the mythology of the watch.

In the 1950s US Navy Admiral Richard Byrd proposed a series of Antarctic operations, which became known as ‘Operation Deep Freeze’, fortunately for Nivada Admiral Byrd had a fondness for Nivada watches.

This Nivada Antarctic, was one of the first generations of the model and would be an attractive vintage watch even without its backstory. This example was given to L.C Coss in 1961 for 22 years of safe driving for Yankee Lines LTD. Who operated on the US eastern seaboard.

Brand: Nivada

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Model: Nivada Grenchen 1961 Antarctic ‘Admiral Byrd’

Movement: Swiss 25 Jewel Automatic

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case diameter: 34mm

Glass: Acrylic

Water resistance: Not recommended due to age

Strap: Generic Leather

Condition: 8.5/10 (Replacement Crown, light wear to acrylic crystal, light wear to case, appears unpolished)

Age: 1961

Box & Papers: Generic box only

SKU: 13594

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WHAT WE LOVE:

Swiss watch manufacturers don’t let a good story go to waste if they catch any whiff of one of their watches going somewhere interesting on the wrist of someone important that is immediately written into the mythology of the watch.

In the 1950s US Navy Admiral Richard Byrd proposed a series of Antarctic operations, which became known as ‘Operation Deep Freeze’, fortunately for Nivada Admiral Byrd had a fondness for Nivada watches.

This Nivada Antarctic, was one of the first generations of the model and would be an attractive vintage watch even without its backstory. This example was given to L.C Coss in 1961 for 22 years of safe driving for Yankee Lines LTD. Who operated on the US eastern seaboard.

Brand: Nivada

Reference: NVDAANTRTC

Model: Nivada Grenchen 1961 Antarctic ‘Admiral Byrd’

Movement: Swiss 25 Jewel Automatic

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case diameter: 34mm

Glass: Acrylic

Water resistance: Not recommended due to age

Strap: Generic Leather

Condition: 8.5/10 (Replacement Crown, light wear to acrylic crystal, light wear to case, appears unpolished)

Age: 1961

Box & Papers: Generic box only

SKU: 13594

FIVEFORTYFIVE SIX MONTHS WARRANTY

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