Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Things sometimes get a little weird here at analog/shift. While most people are off chasing yet another 5512, we are scouring the globe for the coolest things out there - watches that would otherwise be completely forgotten about by the masses of new enthusiasts following the beaten path.
The Mirvaine Diver is not the most coveted addition to the dive watch pantheon, but it has a style that is wholly unique and absolutely eye catching. Mirvaine was never a large production house, but like many off-beat brands of the era, they composed their own expressions of sports watches and divers, relying on the bigger manufacturers to supply them with parts and movements.
The case, a common contract case that is often seen in other divers from the era, is one of the better executions; the thin, sloping lugs wrap nicely around the wrist and give the watch a noticeably low ride. The thin aluminum bezel is classically styled with a 25-minute indicator segment and a luminous dot that has aged to a lovely dark cream color. Most apparent is the bright blue internal pulsations scale riding just outside of the glossy black dial. Unusual to be sure, this splash of color instantly makes an otherwise subdued design into something slightly whimsical. Adding to the intrigue, and likely the hallmark of the Mirvaine divers, is the funky handset featuring a large 'arrow' hour hand, a fat stick minute hand and a segmented sweep seconds hand.
Last but not least is the inclusion of a date function at 4:30 showing a 'Roulette' date wheel with even numbers printed in red and odd numbers in black. Topped off with a Mirvaine-signed case back bearing a classic sailing ship logo and a signed crown, this under-the-radar diver is worthy of some serious attention.
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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.
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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.