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1926: Nivada was created in 1926 in Granges (Grenchen) by Jacob Schneider.eider as Wüllimann, Schneider, Nivada.
1930's Nivada was one of the first companies to manufacture automatic bumper watches and rustless steel watches [stainless steel]
1940: Launching the brand Croton for the U.S. market.Watches signed Nivada, Croton or carrying the double signature Croton and Nivada Grenchen were in all reality, the same and high quality.
1940's/1950's Nivada/Croton produced some of the most advanced cases and case styles.
1955, In the mid fifties Nivada picked up on an Antarctic rage developed from the International Geophysical Year and a subsequent Exploration Campaign of the South Pole by developing an awesome extreme condition waterproof compensamatic automatic watch called The Antarctic. And, like Bulova would do later during the space age, Nivada gave an Antarctic Watch to each member and crew of the American Navy who participated in the US Deep Freeze 1 Expedition in 1955-1956.
The Antarctic Watch was built to resist extreme conditions. The watches worn by the US Navy personal and others who participated in the exploration were exposed to every extreme one could imagine. From 30 plus below to hot temperatures, from dry conditions to wet, yet non failed. This fact would propel the Nivada Antarctic and many other styles and types to the top of the market..
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ON May 15, 1956, a U.S. A Gederal trademark registration was filed for COMPENSAMATIC by NIVADA S. A., GRENCHEN , . The USPTO has given the COMPENSAMATIC trademark serial number of 72008349.
1960's Nivada/Croton becomes leading innovator in the field of extreme condition Chronographs, Chronometers and Water Proof Dive.
1976: Jacob Schneider son Max Schneider was at the head of the company and would celebrate Nivada' 50th anniversary. The quartz watch would be the end of most mechanical watch companies. In the late 1970's, Nivada/Croton was sold. And, by the late 2000s, Nivada was sold again, this time to Omega SA -where it remains today
THIS VINTAGE CROTON WAS ONE OF
THE FIRST SMALL CALBER AUTOMATICSHOUSD IN AN ALL STEEL
STUNNING SOLID STEEL
NOTE THE RAISED FACETED CRYSTAL
AWESOME ORIGINAL CONDITION
A CLASSIC THAT WAS AHEAD OF THE
ATTACHED IS AN ORIGINAL
CASE BACK IS STEEL SCREW
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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?
All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!