Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
We’ve joined forces with our friends at 10:25 Vintage, a New York-based operation with a shared enthusiasm for interesting vintage timepieces, to bring you a robust handpicked collection that is both exceptional and affordable. Perfect for the discerning collector on a budget, these pieces provide an excellent entry point to the joys of vintage watches.
There is something wonderful about excellent vintage watches that have yet to be 'discovered' by the general public. As collectors and enthusiasts, we so often astounded at how, seemingly overnight, watches appreciate and go from being relatively attainable to scarce and expensive.
Known mainly for their closely association with the Breitling family, Wakmann was the US distributor of Breitling watches from the 1940s to the 1970s. Some watches from this era were actually co-signed as Breitling/Wakmann; however Wakmann also brought their own line of sporting timepieces to the market, often utilizing Breitling's supply chain of high grade components but retailed with entry level price points.
Wakmanns have been getting a lot of attention in the past few months, with chronographs and triple dates fetching higher and higher prices. While collectors and enthusiasts familiar with Breitling's history and their relationship with Wakmann have enjoyed years of unmolested buying, real interest in the brand and the U.S.-market timepieces has made finding good, honest examples hard to turn up.
Sadly, this interest has also spawned a whole sub-economy of fake and refurbished/refinished versions of these watches, making it even harder to find the genuine example.
This particular piece is in fantastic original condition with a 34.5mm steel, gold-plated case and lovely silver sunburst dial with mint-green luminous material. Driven by a wonderful Venus 188 chronograph movement - a stalwart and reliable Swiss engine - this Wakmann is an excellent value proposition for the experience collector and the entry-level enthusiast alike.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
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.