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Why We Love It
Watches do not need to be over the top to be eye catching. Sometimes, less really is more. Case in point:
An Abercrombie & Fitch branded vintage watch in stainless steel.
This Super Shipmate model sports a 33mm steel case that is very slim, allowing for extreme comfort. Its silver dial shows rich patina. It's almost turned to even a salmon tone. Stylized hands and a printed star at six are ornate details that add to the watches character.
This is a classic example of a watch with everything you need and nothing you don't.
For those of you who have been around awhile (or are at least well educated on all things old-school), you know that Abercrombie & Fitch wasn't always the trendy, bare-chested, short-shorts hocking, teeny-bopper fashion brand that they are today. Once upon a time the brand was a true outfitter for the serious outdoorsmen, offering everything from mosquito netting to elephant guns in their stores - serious provisions for your safari into the dark heart of Africa.
We remember hearing stories of our grandfathers' visits to their flagship store on Fifth Avenue, being greeted by giant taxidermied elephants at the entrance, instead of a mouthful of over-bearing perfume and a crowd of tourists excited to buy this season's disposable fashion trend at exorbitant prices. While many modern brands have gone to great lengths to honor their history and heritage, Abercrombie has given theirs the finger and run away in the opposite direction. This is a real shame, and makes finding vintage A&F products all the more desirable.
Vintage timepieces signed by Abercrombie & Fitch aren't all that unusual and often command a fair premium over unsigned versions (think Heuer Carrera & Seafarer models). However finding an all-original timepiece manufactured for and triple-signed by A&F Co is an entirely different story.
Stainless Steel case is approximately 33mm (excluding the crown). Eta Calibre 2390 manually-winding movement. Circa 1950s.
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal signs of wear from use. Non-luminous silver tone dial is in excellent condition with heavy patination and stylized steel handset. Unsigned crown.
Includes 18mm black leather strap.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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