Regency Manual Wind Chronograph

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SKU AS00538
SKU AS00538

Why We Love it

Some people call it the Quartz revolution, but we at analog/shift know it only as The Dark Time.

Sure it was a revolution in watchmaking (not entirely for the good) and out of it came interesting and inventive timepieces.  But the shockwave that Quartz unleashed was also incredibly destructive: It wiped out more small Swiss watch manufactures than we care to think about.  

It is hard to believe that there is any silver lining in the destruction of so many small Swiss brands, but there is.  While brands like Technos, Lanco and Gallet were wiped out, some of the fine timepieces that they produced survived, and their relative obscurity means that you can pick them up for much less than the watches from the big Swiss manufactures of the same caliber.  

Take this gorgeous 2-register Regency Chronograph, for instance.  With styling cues torn from the pages of Heuer and Omega's books (note the thin acrylic bezel's resemblance to the Seamaster 300 and the slightly curved case that screams early manual-wind Autavia), this stunning piece, driven by the fabled Landeron 248 manual-wind movement, ticks so many of the boxes we look for in the pieces from the big names.

Even with all this, the obscurity of the Regency name and heritage makes most un-illuminated enthusiasts breeze right past it.  

But you know better.  That's why you're here.

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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.

Regency Manual Wind Chronograph

Regency Manual Wind Chronograph

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Sold
Regency Manual Wind Chronograph

Why We Love it

Some people call it the Quartz revolution, but we at analog/shift know it only as The Dark Time.

Sure it was a revolution in watchmaking (not entirely for the good) and out of it came interesting and inventive timepieces.  But the shockwave that Quartz unleashed was also incredibly destructive: It wiped out more small Swiss watch manufactures than we care to think about.  

It is hard to believe that there is any silver lining in the destruction of so many small Swiss brands, but there is.  While brands like Technos, Lanco and Gallet were wiped out, some of the fine timepieces that they produced survived, and their relative obscurity means that you can pick them up for much less than the watches from the big Swiss manufactures of the same caliber.  

Take this gorgeous 2-register Regency Chronograph, for instance.  With styling cues torn from the pages of Heuer and Omega's books (note the thin acrylic bezel's resemblance to the Seamaster 300 and the slightly curved case that screams early manual-wind Autavia), this stunning piece, driven by the fabled Landeron 248 manual-wind movement, ticks so many of the boxes we look for in the pieces from the big names.

Even with all this, the obscurity of the Regency name and heritage makes most un-illuminated enthusiasts breeze right past it.  

But you know better.  That's why you're here.

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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