Spheri Compas VZ from La Spirotechnique

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dimensions 47mm
dimensions 47mm


Watch collecting is mostly about timepieces themselves, but surrounding these objects is a whole host of other items that are part and parcel of the same world. 

Jeweler's loupes to examine said timepieces, valet trays to hold one’s “pocket litter” (to use an old bit of espionage lingo), lighters to light up that occasional Cuban cigar…we love accessories, and our offices are littered with them. However, we couldn’t possibly keep all these objects to ourselves, which is why we’re offering some of the coolest vintage finds right here, just in time for holiday gifting — whether to a loved one, or to yourself! 

Speaking of which, check out this vintage wrist compass — on its original strap, no less — from the 1960s. Navigation is part and parcel of every SCUBA diving course, and for the most part, analog compasses such as these are still used today. 

Manufactured by French brand Spirotechnique (known today Aua Lung) — a company founded by none other than Jacques Cousteau and Emille Gagnan — it’s a stupendous find consisting of a 47mm black rubber case, an acrylic crystal, a floating, matte black radium compass dial with a center pin, and a black rubber strap with a stainless steel pin buckle. (It even features its cool inner box, and the dial is wonderfully patinated.) 

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or simply a watch lover or casual adventurer, this Spheri Compass VZ will look fantastic in your home. And if you have a diver friend in need of a wonderful holiday gift, all the better! (Extra points if that friend is French.)

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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


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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