We are a couple of guys based in New York City with a passion for bespoke style, substance, and authenticity. Admittedly, we appreciate ALL well-crafted and precious things, from fine single-malts to handmade cordovan bluchers, but we have a special and earnest love for the world of vintage goods, in particular, the world of vintage and luxury timepieces. We love the stories and histories vintage watches contain and the unparalleled craftsmanship with which they were made, often harkening back to an era when raw value was respected and a firm handshake was unflappable. Most importantly, we enjoy them for the works of wearable art that they are. We've had it with digital...we are 100% analog.
Our goal is to find and bring to market a small collection of exceptional vintage and contemporary timepieces. All of our items are hand-picked by our team, representing horologically interesting, important and desirable pieces. Essentially, we scour the market for the best available wristwatches, authenticate them and present them to you in an honest and straightforward manner.
We are here to help you buy a watch — not sell you one.
James' passion for vintage timepieces came from his grandfather, who bequeathed to him part of his collection upon his passing. After years as a brand ambassador in the luxury automotive industry, James identified a void in the timepiece market, and developed his expertise and network of industry connections into a brand dedicated to curating exceptional vintage timepieces for the discerning enthusiast.
When he's not scouring the planet for interesting and iconic timepieces, he writes about cars and watches for a number of well-respected publications. In his free time, you can generally find him cruising around in his '67 Porsche or holding court at a pub in Hell's Kitchen with a cold pint in hand.
10 years ago Jacob got his first mechanical wristwatch. It was a Timex. He got it the same day he received his uniforms from the United States Army. Now, having traded his M4 carbine for a Canon DSLR, Jacob works to capture the beauty and timeless quality of each piece of horological history that comes through our doors. Outside the studio, Jacob roams Gotham's streets with his vintage camera – a Ukrainian-made Kiev 88 – chasing light from one side of the island to the other.
By day Bob works tirelessly as a financial savior to many small and medium companies, a turnaround financial expert guiding them to the promised land. By night, this closet vintage groupie comes out and analog/shift provides the perfect medium for his interest in the vintage and his expertise in finance. Along with the vintage, Bob is known to be a gadget freak and you can bet he has the latest tech toy. In the rare occasion he has free time, he can be seen lugging around his Linhof Master Technika 4x5 field camera around the waterfronts.
Vintage: our primary focus is in vintage sport and luxury timepieces, generally dating from the 1950's through the 1980's. We feel that these products represent the best in design and manufacture from American, Swiss and Japanese watchmakers.
Contemporary Classics: we occasionally offer modern pieces, more recently manufactured wristwatches that have the same elements of design and quality that we seek with our vintage products.
Off-Beat: we will also offer a small selection of accessory items and bespoke products from our like-minded colleagues and friends in the men's fashion and luxury lifestyle industries.