Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

| 02.08.24

The most romantic day of the year is nearly among us. Need help finding a gift for that special someone? You’ve come to the right place!

Here at Analog:Shift, we carry not only the best in vintage and pre-owned watches, but also a wide range of accessories such as straps and travel rolls; a collection of vintage collectibles; and a host of beautiful, framed advertisements from Ad Patina. (This is to say nothing of the gorgeous desk and other clocks we keep in stock!) Everything horological — or even horological-adjacent — is our purview.

Check out our awesome gifts for him and her, and be sure to reach out to us if you need help sourcing something specific. (That’s what we’re here for, after all.) This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of time with Analog:Shift!

For Him

Universal Genève Polerouter Date ($2,990)

Universal Genève Polerouter Date - IN THE SHOP

It’s tough to go wrong with this Gérald Genta-designed classic from Universal Genève. One of the best-proportioned watches in — well — watches, its handsome silver dial, 35.5mm stainless steel case, and automatic micro-rotor movement have made it a horological favorite. 

Tudor Black Bay 41 ($3,600)

Tudor Black Bay 41 - IN THE SHOP

Hoping to buy him something he can knock around and not have to worry about too much — but that’ll look the part when the two of you head out on the town? Try the Tudor Black Bay 41. Its stainless steel construction and automatic movement make it virtually bulletproof. 

Piaget White Gold Dress Watch ($5,990)

Piaget White Gold Dress Watch - IN THE SHOP

Looking to knock his socks off? This white gold piece from Piaget — master of ultra-thin watchmaking — dates to the 1970s and features a gorgeous ‘hobnail’-pattern dial and bezel, plus an automatic-winding movement with calendar display. 

Tropic Strap - Black ($79)

Tropic Strap - IN THE SHOP

Nothing screams deep-sea exploration quite like a Tropic rubber dive strap! Available in various colors and widths, these embossed, perforated straps — with their unique ‘tapestry’ pattern — are perfect for pairing with hard-wearing tool watches. 

Ralstra Driver Strap - Kenia Honey Brown ($125)

Ralstra Driver Strap - IN THE SHOP

In seeking to recreate vintage rallye straps of old, the two enthusiast founders of Ralstra hit the nail precisely on the head. This Honey Brown version, made from Italian lambskin and featuring a unique drilled buckle, is perfect for dressing up a vintage chronograph.

Clipper 3-Piece Travel Tube ($125) 

Clipper 3-Piece Travel Tube - IN THE SHOP

Does he travel with more than one timepiece? Then he needs this clever travel tube, complete with a hidden inner storage space for small accessories or straps. Produced by Wolf and decorated in homage to midcentury air travel, it’s made for collectors on the go. 

Ad Patina Porsche 911 Ad ($375) 

Ad Patina Porche 911 Ad - IN THE SHOP

Dating to 1977, this ad for the Porsche 911 — in a wildly cool lime green, mind you — encapsulates everything with love about F.A. Porsche’s beloved car: Incredible curves, timeless design, and the fine details that make for an evergreen product. 

For Her

Omega Constellation ($2,950)  

Omega Constellation - IN THE SHOP

With its highly accurate, chronometer-certified movement; beautiful two-tone construction; integrated bracelet; and attractive silver dial, this 35.5mm Constellation from the 1990s is appropriate both for daily wear and for dressier occasions.

Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 ‘South Sea’ ($7,500)  

Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 'South Sea' - IN THE SHOP

Looking to get in on some of the “rainbow” action that’s been popular in the watch world lately? Try this sparkling 36mm Chronomat from Breitling. With a gem-set bezel, diamond indices, and a chronometer-certified movement, it’s a captivating piece from an important marque.

Cartier Ceinture ($6,850) 

Cartier Ceinture - IN THE SHOP

A beautiful alternative to the more well known Tank, the Cartier Ceinture design dates to 1973. This example, from the late 1980s/early 1990s, features a 24mm yellow gold case, manually wound movement, and a handsome ‘Roman’ dial. 

Black Widow Alligator-Pattern Strap ($49) 

Black Widow Alligator-Pattern Strap - IN THE SHOP

Nothing says “class” quite like a dress watch on a fine, alligator-pattern leather strap. This version, made of premium hides in Italy and embossed with a reptilian texture, features a perforated back and comes in multiple lengths and widths. 

Ibis Red Vegan Strap ($49) 

Ibis Red Vegan Strap - IN THE SHOP

Produced from apple core waste, our vegan straps — available in several richly saturated colors — look and feel just like their animal-hide counterparts. The Ibis Red version, with its white top-stitching, perfectly accentuates the golden hues of precious-metal dress watches.

Analog:Shift Masterpiece Collection Strap-Changing Valet Tray ($85) 

Analog:Shift Masterpiece Collection Strap-Changing Valet Tray - IN THE SHOP

While this lovely red vegan leather tray is meant for containing and changing watch straps, it’s also a convenient catch-call for jewelry and other accessories. Modeled after padded-style watch boxes from the 1950s and ‘60s, it’s both elegant and highly practical. 

Angelus Art Deco Desk Clock for Tiffany & Co. ($2,150) 

Angelius Art Deco Clock for Tiffany & Co. - IN THE SHOP 

This Art Deco-era desk clock — produced for Tiffany & Co. by Angelus — is in such stunning shape, it could’ve been produced just yesterday. Hand-wound and cased in chrome-plated brass, it’ll brighten up any domestic or office space with a touch of old-world class.