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.
Like many of the brands we know and love here, Alpina's current incarnation belies its rich history. Founded in 1883 in Geneva, Alpina was an early pioneer in partnering with other brands - they led one of the first alliances of Swiss watchmakers dedicated to pushing quality and innovation to new heights.
In the early 1900's, they expanded operations to Glashütte, the capital of German watchmaking, and reserved the Alpina name for only their highest grade movements and cases. They later focused on more rugged tool watches, including many of the military-grade pieces for which they are perhaps most known.
These pieces were guided by their key principles known as the Alpina 4 - a true sports watch should be anti-magnetic, water resistant, anti-shock, and made of full stainless steel. This late 60's Sea-Strong automatic has these characteristics and more in spades. Featuring a sleek cushion case with recessed crown, a stunning dark gray dial, and a German day display, this piece brings plenty of character and provides an interesting opportunity to explore the vintage offerings of one of the finer, though lesser known, Swiss manufactures.
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.