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Vintage 1960's Nivada Panda Tropical Chronograph GMT 5750 Valjoux 724 Watch COKE

Regular price $3,499.99

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History

Nivada timepieces have been in the watchmaking industry since 1926, the year when Jacob Schneider first created it in Granges (Grenchen). In 1976, his son Max took over the business. In the United States of America (USA), the Croton Company distributed all Nivada watches. The timepieces can have either the Nivada or Croton signature, or both.

In 1930, Nivada was one of the first companies to manufacture automatic watches. This led to the creation of Nivada’s first waterproof automatic watch called the Antarctic in 1950. The watch was worn by the members of the American Navy’s Deep Freeze 1 during their expedition to the South Pole from 1955 to 1956.


Having a love for complications and complicated watches, makes me love Chronograph watches. At first two register chronograph for simplicity of the dial and providing chronograph functionality for the most. Then the three-register chronograph for the complication of movement and the history of the movements, like of the iconic Omega Ref. 321, Ref. 861 (used in famous moon landing), Zenith El Primero, Venus mostly used in Breitlings, Landeron, and one of the most well-known movement makers Valjoux. With their famous Valjoux 72 put in the vintage Rolex Pre Daytona’s and of course the big dog Patek Philippe reference 2499 using Valjoux 88 my favorite which sold in auction for $3.30 Million in 2018.  I also love the Heuer Caliber 11 first micro automatic chronograph movement with date.

A Chronograph is simply a watch that combines the function of a stopwatch with a timekeeping display watch, by utilizing an independent sweep second hand. Chronographs often have complications on the face of the watch which can be used to record different time measurements, moon cycles, heart rate and more. Chronographs have usually have a separate buttons to stop, start, and reset (unless it is an monopusher) the stopwatch complication, with the start button typically at the two and four o’clock position.

The name Chronograph is derived from the Greek words ‘Chronos’ – the personification of time – and ‘graph’, meaning to write. The first modern Chronograph was created in 1816 by French watchmaker, Louis Moinet. Invented solely for use in union with astrological equipment, Moinet’s Chronograph could measure time accurate to 1/60th of a second – an unrivaled degree of precision at the time of its creation.

"poor man's" Heu-ers represent an interesting facet of Heu-er's history and also provide a sensible way for individuals to collect these chronographs on a more reasonable budget. The term "Poor Man's Heu-er" only to refer to chronographs manufactured by Heu-er for other brands one of which is Zodiac & Clebar, which is one of my favorite brands. Please note on ebay there are few brands that are not made by Heu-er and still refer to as Poor man which is not true.


This is a beauty. This GMT shares the Valjoux 724 movement with some big names. Please note, that Valjoux 724 was a chronograph GMT version of famous Valjoux 72, the version is as rare as Valjoux 88, since it was not used much. This share case with Glycine Airman, but the movement where it was shared by famous Heuer 2446C Autavia (25198), Enicar Jet Graph,  and one of my favorite brands Favre Luba "Sea Sky". Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and great time. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO.  Contact me if you have any questions first.


 

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. Shows pitting, Chroming, scratches, shows age & character .

Case Size

38,50 mm without the crown and  43,80 mm Lug to Lug. 13mm Thick

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

UnSigned

Crystal

Mineral Some Scratches,

Bezel:

Inner 24 HR GMT Coke Bezel  

Dial:

Under the UV light has great Luminous hands, indices dial.  Swiss made Mark, with Chronograph Dial. Panda Tropical Dial, with coke GMT outer bezel. Shows lots of patina Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Chronograph, GMT,

Movement

Manual-winding Famous Valjoux 724 GMT

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape.  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Leather Strap 20mm  Lug Size: 19 mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

5750

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

3   (Please see Tab below for details)

Timing Test **

-3 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

 Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

NA (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa Late 1960's early 1970's

 

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