Wittnauer Exotic Dial Cushion Case

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SKU AS00477
SKU AS00477

Why We Love it

We admit it, we do tend to get carried away pontificating about vintage watches.  Whether it is the history of a particular piece or some oft-forgotten sidenote in the development of a particular case design or movement, there are numerous elements to vintage timepieces that make them so desirable.  On the other hand, much like women, sometimes all it takes to get us excited about a particular timepiece are some killer looks.

Case in point: This sexy as all-hell Wittnauer gentleman's piece from the 1960s.

Although the name Wittnauer may be relatively unfamiliar to you, the brand dates back to 1885 and was involved in the development of precision instruments for the US Military in the early part of the 20th Century. They were also known for their aviation gauges, and saw use in the early days of the American space program (as well as being one of three contenders for the Apollo program watches, an honor that eventually went to Omega). The brand was purchased by Longines in 1950 and shared components and design cues with Longines and Omega during the golden age of mechanical sports timers.

Dating from the 1960s, this particular steel gentleman's wristwatch sized at an infinitely wearable 37.5mm, more substantial than many of its contemporaries and perfectly sized for the modern wrist. It features an uncommon and colorful dial with blue and silver elements and absolutely stunning warm caramel hands.  But the cherry on top is the outer rotating bezel made of Bakelite, pairing brilliantly with the red visible on the date wheel. 

Story?  Not really.  History?  Who knows.  Iconic design?  Nah.  So what's the endgame?  Its just really fucking cool.

 

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.

Wittnauer Exotic Dial Cushion Case

Wittnauer Exotic Dial Cushion Case

Sold
Sold
Wittnauer Exotic Dial Cushion Case

Why We Love it

We admit it, we do tend to get carried away pontificating about vintage watches.  Whether it is the history of a particular piece or some oft-forgotten sidenote in the development of a particular case design or movement, there are numerous elements to vintage timepieces that make them so desirable.  On the other hand, much like women, sometimes all it takes to get us excited about a particular timepiece are some killer looks.

Case in point: This sexy as all-hell Wittnauer gentleman's piece from the 1960s.

Although the name Wittnauer may be relatively unfamiliar to you, the brand dates back to 1885 and was involved in the development of precision instruments for the US Military in the early part of the 20th Century. They were also known for their aviation gauges, and saw use in the early days of the American space program (as well as being one of three contenders for the Apollo program watches, an honor that eventually went to Omega). The brand was purchased by Longines in 1950 and shared components and design cues with Longines and Omega during the golden age of mechanical sports timers.

Dating from the 1960s, this particular steel gentleman's wristwatch sized at an infinitely wearable 37.5mm, more substantial than many of its contemporaries and perfectly sized for the modern wrist. It features an uncommon and colorful dial with blue and silver elements and absolutely stunning warm caramel hands.  But the cherry on top is the outer rotating bezel made of Bakelite, pairing brilliantly with the red visible on the date wheel. 

Story?  Not really.  History?  Who knows.  Iconic design?  Nah.  So what's the endgame?  Its just really fucking cool.

 

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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