Wittnauer Professional Chronograph

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SKU AS01899
SKU AS01899

Why We Love it

Sometimes a watch is greater than the sum of its parts. A strong movement, a quality construction, and a recognizable name go a long way. But there’s something to be said for synergy—if a watch has a great movement, say, but the exterior is less than inspiring, then the watch just doesn’t sing.

Wittnauer is a brand where, if their watches were a choir, they’d be singing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

Once a thriving subsidiary brand of industry heavyweight Longines, the manufacturer was once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress watches and chronographs from the mid-20th century.

The beauty of their chronographs in particular is nothing short of symphonic. There’s a definite element of sportiness to them (after all, Wittnauer’s chronographs were favored by aviators and even considered by NASA for use in manned spaceflight). But there are touches of elegance to them as well.

Take this chronograph, for example, a Reference 6002/5.

At 36mm it’s the perfect size for both men and women, and it’s perfectly proportioned, with a definite heft to it. But the lugs are elegantly beveled, off set by the prominent barrel pushers. And while the dial, with its (base 1000!) tachymeter scale hints at an automotive inspiration, those blued-steel Dauphine hands are more elegant than they have a right to be.

We’ve been touting Wittnauer for years, and it’s watches like this one that are a perfect example of why. All of those elements (including a signed Wittnauer bracelet) aside, when considered together, this is the real deal.

A:S Guarantee

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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.

Wittnauer Professional Chronograph

Wittnauer Professional Chronograph

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Wittnauer Professional Chronograph

Why We Love it

Sometimes a watch is greater than the sum of its parts. A strong movement, a quality construction, and a recognizable name go a long way. But there’s something to be said for synergy—if a watch has a great movement, say, but the exterior is less than inspiring, then the watch just doesn’t sing.

Wittnauer is a brand where, if their watches were a choir, they’d be singing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

Once a thriving subsidiary brand of industry heavyweight Longines, the manufacturer was once responsible for some of the most beautiful dress watches and chronographs from the mid-20th century.

The beauty of their chronographs in particular is nothing short of symphonic. There’s a definite element of sportiness to them (after all, Wittnauer’s chronographs were favored by aviators and even considered by NASA for use in manned spaceflight). But there are touches of elegance to them as well.

Take this chronograph, for example, a Reference 6002/5.

At 36mm it’s the perfect size for both men and women, and it’s perfectly proportioned, with a definite heft to it. But the lugs are elegantly beveled, off set by the prominent barrel pushers. And while the dial, with its (base 1000!) tachymeter scale hints at an automotive inspiration, those blued-steel Dauphine hands are more elegant than they have a right to be.

We’ve been touting Wittnauer for years, and it’s watches like this one that are a perfect example of why. All of those elements (including a signed Wittnauer bracelet) aside, when considered together, this is the real deal.

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

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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.

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