Abercrombie & Fitch Chronograph Steel - 1940s

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SKU AS00353
SKU AS00353

Why We Love it

Well, here's something you don't see everyday.  Or...ever.

For those of you who have been around awhile (or are at least well educated on all things old-school), you know that Abercrombie & Fitch wasn't always the trendy, bare-chested, short-shorts hocking, teeny-bopper fashion brand that they are today.  Once upon a time the brand was a true outfitter for the serious outdoorsmen, offering everything from mosquito netting to elephant guns in their stores - serious provisions for your safari into the dark heart of Africa. 

We remember hearing stories of our grandfathers' visits to their flagship store on Fifth Avenue, being greeted by giant taxidermied elephants at the entrance, instead of a mouthful of over-bearing perfume and a crowd of tourists excited to buy this season's disposable fashion trend at exorbitant prices.  While many modern brands have gone to great lengths to honor their history and heritage, Abercrombie has given theirs the finger and run away in the opposite direction.  This is a real shame, and makes finding vintage A&F products all the more desirable.

Vintage timepieces signed by Abercrombie & Fitch aren't all that unusual and often command a fair premium over unsigned versions (think Heuer Carrera & Seafarer models).  However finding an all-original timepiece manufactured for and triple-signed by A&F Co is an entirely different story.

And that's what we've discovered: An incredibly rare and jaw-droppingly beautiful steel Calatrava style chronograph from the 1940s.  Featuring a manually-winding Landeron chronograph movement, twin intersecting subsidiary dials, printed telemeter scale, and gorgeous blued steel hands, this timepiece is easily one of our proudest finds to date.  Not only is it in fantastic condition and running perfectly, this timepiece is a perfect example of why we are captivated by the past.  It has killer looks in a form-follows-function kind of way, and will be a distraction to anyone who wears it.  Don't be put off by its case size; it wears much larger that you'd expect.  This is an incredibly special timepiece, one we aren't likely to ever find again in this condition, and it needs to go home with someone who will truly understand what it represents as an artifact from the past.

No bare-chested teeny boppers need apply. 

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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.

Abercrombie & Fitch Chronograph Steel - 1940s

Abercrombie & Fitch Chronograph Steel - 1940s

Sold
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Abercrombie & Fitch Chronograph Steel - 1940s

Why We Love it

Well, here's something you don't see everyday.  Or...ever.

For those of you who have been around awhile (or are at least well educated on all things old-school), you know that Abercrombie & Fitch wasn't always the trendy, bare-chested, short-shorts hocking, teeny-bopper fashion brand that they are today.  Once upon a time the brand was a true outfitter for the serious outdoorsmen, offering everything from mosquito netting to elephant guns in their stores - serious provisions for your safari into the dark heart of Africa. 

We remember hearing stories of our grandfathers' visits to their flagship store on Fifth Avenue, being greeted by giant taxidermied elephants at the entrance, instead of a mouthful of over-bearing perfume and a crowd of tourists excited to buy this season's disposable fashion trend at exorbitant prices.  While many modern brands have gone to great lengths to honor their history and heritage, Abercrombie has given theirs the finger and run away in the opposite direction.  This is a real shame, and makes finding vintage A&F products all the more desirable.

Vintage timepieces signed by Abercrombie & Fitch aren't all that unusual and often command a fair premium over unsigned versions (think Heuer Carrera & Seafarer models).  However finding an all-original timepiece manufactured for and triple-signed by A&F Co is an entirely different story.

And that's what we've discovered: An incredibly rare and jaw-droppingly beautiful steel Calatrava style chronograph from the 1940s.  Featuring a manually-winding Landeron chronograph movement, twin intersecting subsidiary dials, printed telemeter scale, and gorgeous blued steel hands, this timepiece is easily one of our proudest finds to date.  Not only is it in fantastic condition and running perfectly, this timepiece is a perfect example of why we are captivated by the past.  It has killer looks in a form-follows-function kind of way, and will be a distraction to anyone who wears it.  Don't be put off by its case size; it wears much larger that you'd expect.  This is an incredibly special timepiece, one we aren't likely to ever find again in this condition, and it needs to go home with someone who will truly understand what it represents as an artifact from the past.

No bare-chested teeny boppers need apply. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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.

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