Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon

written by YWH team 18 June 2024
Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon ref. 87043Q

Quick specs Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon
Price: starting at $ 479 | € 437.95 | approx. £ 380 | approx. CHF 430
Size: 38 mm
Reference: 87043Q

The Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon, and the other colors as well, is one of the best looking chronographs on the market below 500. Yes, it’s a quartz, partly, as it has a mechanical chronograph complication. And yes, it’s a cheap quartz, but hey, there are automatic chronographs on the market for 10k with a 240 dollar movement. So, we think this Mecaquartz is a good deal.

It’s executed in 316L stainless steel, 38 millimeters, with a unidirectional black aluminum bezel and has a nice domed sapphire crystal. It wears a bit small, maybe because it is quite thick. We like the black dial on the Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Aviator Sea Diver Meca-quartz, and the orange Paul Newman color scheme is cool too. But this glowing salmon hue looks great as well, adding a touch of extra vintage-ness to the whole watch.

The Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon has a battery life of three years

The quartz movement inside is a Seiko caliber VK63A, also called VK63. Nivada Grenchen now speaks about a TMI VK63A, earlier they called it a Seiko VK63. TMI (Time Module, Inc.) is a Hong Kong based movement maker and part of the Seiko Group Corporation. So, these movements just get a name, maybe from the factory / business unit who produces them. Anyway, you can buy the VK63A on AliExpress for about 20 dollars. And it’s still a good movement, given the price.

This Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon is available with a lot of different rubber and leather straps and different bracelet models. The latter ads about 200 to the price. All these options give you the possibly to compose your favorite layout.

Technical data Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon
Reference:
87043Q
Movement:
Seiko caliber VK63A | Quartz with mechanical chronograph | Diameter: 30.8 mm (13½ lignes) | Thickness: 5.1 mm | Frequency: 32,768 vph | Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with central seconds, 60 minute counter, 24 hour indicator | Battery life: 3 years
Case and dial:
38 mm | 316L stainless steel | Thickness: 13.7 mm | Double-domed sapphire crystal | Unidirectional black aluminum bezel | Salmon glow dial | White luminous applied indexes | Solid screw-in case back | Water resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
Strap:
Available in different black or brown leather straps, a rubber tropic strap and stainless steel bracelets with different designs
Price Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Mecaquartz Salmon:
starting at $ 479 | € 437.95 | approx. £ 380 | approx. CHF 430
Website:
www.nivadagrenchenofficial.com

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