J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph

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SKU AS03199
SKU AS03199

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

It is no secret that we have a special love for Military watches at Analog/Shift.

After all, they are the pieces that often carry the most harrowing stories- literally made for courageous men on the battlefield. 

Issued exclusively by the French Air Force, this J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph is a rare and unusual chronograph produced under contract but overshadowed by its name-brand cousins. Don't take that to mean its any less of a gem! Housed within its chrome plated mid-case is a Lemania Calibre 2040 Flyback Chronograph. The watch also features a steel caseback and fluted bezel assembly - giving a distinctive look unmatched by its contemporaries.

In continual service from 1954 to 1982 (as indicated by its engravings) this watch was property of state, issued for active duty pilots. 

In short, this piece is for the military collector or aviation enthusiast looking to check off that Type XX box without breaking the bank - but it is also just one hell of a good looking and great-wearing field watch, regardless of how geeky you actually want to admit to being. 

The Story

As vintage watch collectors, we find beauty in discovering the undiscovered, or bringing light to the unknown or forgotten. For every OmegaBreitling, or Heuer, there’s a Buren, a Yema, or a Mulco, long-dead and forgotten manufactures whose products survive to tell the tale. The tales they tell speak of glory and then obscurity as the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s forced many brands to shutter their factories and go out of business.

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.

J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph

J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph

Sold
Sold
J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

It is no secret that we have a special love for Military watches at Analog/Shift.

After all, they are the pieces that often carry the most harrowing stories- literally made for courageous men on the battlefield. 

Issued exclusively by the French Air Force, this J. Auricoste Type XX Flyback Chronograph is a rare and unusual chronograph produced under contract but overshadowed by its name-brand cousins. Don't take that to mean its any less of a gem! Housed within its chrome plated mid-case is a Lemania Calibre 2040 Flyback Chronograph. The watch also features a steel caseback and fluted bezel assembly - giving a distinctive look unmatched by its contemporaries.

In continual service from 1954 to 1982 (as indicated by its engravings) this watch was property of state, issued for active duty pilots. 

In short, this piece is for the military collector or aviation enthusiast looking to check off that Type XX box without breaking the bank - but it is also just one hell of a good looking and great-wearing field watch, regardless of how geeky you actually want to admit to being. 

The Story

As vintage watch collectors, we find beauty in discovering the undiscovered, or bringing light to the unknown or forgotten. For every OmegaBreitling, or Heuer, there’s a Buren, a Yema, or a Mulco, long-dead and forgotten manufactures whose products survive to tell the tale. The tales they tell speak of glory and then obscurity as the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s forced many brands to shutter their factories and go out of business.

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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