Elvia Automatic Diver

Regular price
$1,150
Regular price
Sale price
$1,150
Automatic
41.5 MM
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SKU AS03781
Article Number 40990012
case size 41.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Hudson Brown Saffiano Leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano
Automatic
41.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS03781
Article Number 40990012
case size 41.5 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Hudson Brown Saffiano Leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Saffiano

Why We Love it

So many interesting watch brands have been lost to time. From the well-known to the completely unrecognizable, any number of Swiss brands failed to survive the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s, folding completely and disappearing or being rolled up into conglomerates that pillaged their stores of parts.

Elvia is one such brand.

Frankly, we couldn't find out much about them - whether they had their own factories or whether it was simply a contract licensee, we just don't know. What we DO know is that this watch - a stainless steel diver dating from the late 1960s-early 1970s - is just plain cool.

With a simple and rugged ETA automatic movement with date function beating away inside, this particular watch has all the hallmarks of a golden-era diver that we so adore: Large cushion contract case with factory brushing, crisp beveling and rotating steel bezel, locking crown, and bright, luminescent hands. This watch also features an eye-catching blue gradient dial with a wildly cool textured bar bisecting the upper and lower halves, applied stick indices and stylized Arabic quadrant markers, pointed crown guards (!!), and acrylic crystal, making it one of our favorite no-name dive watch finds in quite some time.

Fitted to a leather two-piece strap or a colorful nylon NATO-style fabric strap, this Elvia serves as proof that your watch doesn't need to be emblazoned with a recognizable brand name -- or a high price tag -- to be counted as properly cool and vintage!

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use with factory finishing. Sunburst navy blue and black gradient dial with applied indices is in excellent condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

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.

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Elvia Automatic Diver

Elvia Automatic Diver

Regular price
$1,150
Regular price
Sale price
$1,150
Elvia Automatic Diver

Why We Love it

So many interesting watch brands have been lost to time. From the well-known to the completely unrecognizable, any number of Swiss brands failed to survive the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s, folding completely and disappearing or being rolled up into conglomerates that pillaged their stores of parts.

Elvia is one such brand.

Frankly, we couldn't find out much about them - whether they had their own factories or whether it was simply a contract licensee, we just don't know. What we DO know is that this watch - a stainless steel diver dating from the late 1960s-early 1970s - is just plain cool.

With a simple and rugged ETA automatic movement with date function beating away inside, this particular watch has all the hallmarks of a golden-era diver that we so adore: Large cushion contract case with factory brushing, crisp beveling and rotating steel bezel, locking crown, and bright, luminescent hands. This watch also features an eye-catching blue gradient dial with a wildly cool textured bar bisecting the upper and lower halves, applied stick indices and stylized Arabic quadrant markers, pointed crown guards (!!), and acrylic crystal, making it one of our favorite no-name dive watch finds in quite some time.

Fitted to a leather two-piece strap or a colorful nylon NATO-style fabric strap, this Elvia serves as proof that your watch doesn't need to be emblazoned with a recognizable brand name -- or a high price tag -- to be counted as properly cool and vintage!

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use with factory finishing. Sunburst navy blue and black gradient dial with applied indices is in excellent condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

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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