The Soldier (analog/shift X Gear Patrol)

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SKU AS00698
SKU AS00698

Why We Love it

No need to worry about MPs charging you with impersonating an officer. This gear’s all about capturing the rugged utility of soldiering, not posing.

The General Issue wristwatch, ordered by the Department of Defense in 1964 for the ramp-up to Vietnam, was designed to resist the exposure that combat in inhospitable environments presented. Built from corrosion-resistant steel, the uni-body case excelled at protecting the movement from debris, moisture, and shock. The spartan dials, reminiscent of the Rolex Explorer dial, were daubed with Tritium luminous paint to be legible in low and modified light conditions. The 17-jewel, manual-wind movement was equipped with a hacking feature – a mechanism that stopped the second hand from moving when setting the time — enabling soldiers to synchronize their timepieces to incredible accuracy for elite operations and coordinated movement.

Although the mechanical G.I. watch was produced under contract by a number of manufactures (Hamilton and Benrus, most notably) and went through a handful of modifications during its war-time production, it remained virtually unchanged during the 30 or so years it was made — a testament to its stalwart form-follows-function engineering.

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.

The Soldier (analog/shift X Gear Patrol)

The Soldier (analog/shift X Gear Patrol)

Sold
Sold
The Soldier (analog/shift X Gear Patrol)

Why We Love it

No need to worry about MPs charging you with impersonating an officer. This gear’s all about capturing the rugged utility of soldiering, not posing.

The General Issue wristwatch, ordered by the Department of Defense in 1964 for the ramp-up to Vietnam, was designed to resist the exposure that combat in inhospitable environments presented. Built from corrosion-resistant steel, the uni-body case excelled at protecting the movement from debris, moisture, and shock. The spartan dials, reminiscent of the Rolex Explorer dial, were daubed with Tritium luminous paint to be legible in low and modified light conditions. The 17-jewel, manual-wind movement was equipped with a hacking feature – a mechanism that stopped the second hand from moving when setting the time — enabling soldiers to synchronize their timepieces to incredible accuracy for elite operations and coordinated movement.

Although the mechanical G.I. watch was produced under contract by a number of manufactures (Hamilton and Benrus, most notably) and went through a handful of modifications during its war-time production, it remained virtually unchanged during the 30 or so years it was made — a testament to its stalwart form-follows-function engineering.

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

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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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