Wittnauer Gent's Automatic
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
Sometimes, you just want a no nonsense go anywhere watch.
Something you can go from the field to the dining room and not have to worry about adjusting your wardrobe.
Part dress watch and part field watch this Wittnauer Gent's Automatic might just be the perfect choice. Its steel case is thin and elegant, its matte black dial uncluttered and legible, and the military-esque 24 hour outer track adds a rugged sensibility.
The simple truth is Wittnauer made robust, classic timepieces for decades.
The fact that the brand is less recognizable today only serves to benefit those who are looking to either start or continue their watch collection with well made classics that won't break the bank.
From the brand's inception in the 1880s, Wittnauer gained a reputation for their well built and well designed watches. Aviators like Amelia Earhart piloted their planes with instruments made by Wittnauer. Daredevil aviator Jimmy Mattern wore a Wittnauer AllProof in his attempted flight around the world in 1933.
Longines formally bought Wittnauer in the 1950s, and the brand continued to produce exceptional chronographs at a more competitive price point than their Swiss contemporaries. But like so many watch brands, Wittnauer folded in the face of budget crises in the mid-1980s, causing Longines to dissolve their relationship with Wittnauer. Despite this, their watches remain, and stand as a testament to their ingenuity and elegance.
We've been touting Wittnauer for years, and for good reason. Their professional and dress models alike have become increasingly desirable as more and more collectors realize their inherent value.
They combine sturdy steel cases with distinctive dials and a history that's just as reputable as other horological heavy-hitters like Breitling, Omega, and Universal Genéve.
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.
Wittnauer Gent's Automatic