Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Here at analog/shift, we try to spread the love and shine some light on little-known watches just as often as we extoll the virtues of those built by the big brands.
Frankly, when it comes to vintage timepieces, there is a LOT of crap out there, but there are absolutely some diamonds in the rough, some stories that haven't yet been told, and some great stuff that virtually no one cares about - yet. Nivada is a brand many collectors have encountered along the way, but widespread interest has yet to take hold. Commonly distributed in the United States under the Croton name (to avoid trademark conflicts), Nivada was based in the village of Grenchen, Switzerland, with roots dating back to 1879. Sold in 2000 and relocated to Mexico, the Nivada name is still in business today, but sells entry-level timepieces unworthy of further discussion. With designs ranging from professional-grade divers to aviation-oriented chronographs, vintage Nivada timepieces offer a lot of value in some pretty enticing packages.
This particular piece, a simple three-handed automatic is just such a package. With a 34mm steel case reminiscent in design of the Oyster or even Genta's Polerouter, this particular piece features an ETA 1256 and a lovely matte white Explorer-style dial.
An underrated beauty if there ever was one.
For more information on Croton Nivada, check out this posting by Grail Watch, HERE.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.