The day after Thanksgiving, for many of us, can conjure dread, images of crowded stores and elbows flying in a manner not unsimilar to Arnold Schwarzenegger's madcap cult holiday classic, Jingle All The Way. Fortunately, for those of us who want to keep it classy, the fine folks over here on the Analog/Shift side of the house have put together a holiday collection to suit any taste and any budget.
After all, is there any better way to shake off your turkey hangover than feasting your eyes on some mouth-watering watches?
To whet your appetite, here’s a soupcon of what we’ve cooked up for you. Sorry for all the food puns.
Photographs by Atom Moore for Analog/Shift. Visit each watch's listing for additional inquiries.
Camaros are hot right now, and we have certainly caught the bug. Tropical dials are without a doubt some of the most desirable, and the one on this Camaro is downright delicious. This Camaro is a Reference 7743NT powered by the trustworthy Valjoux 7733.
This is Analog/Shift, so of course there’s got to be a DOXA. Actually, we’ve included several. But considering that this black dial “Sharkie” was the one favored by Jacques Cousteau himself, what better to wear when channeling your inner oceanographer?
With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing around the corner, the demand for “pre-Moon” Speedies like the kind worn by Buzz Aldrin stratospheric — but the prices can be, too. For collectors who want a collectible, wearable Speedy, the Reference 145.022 is a great way to start. Later ones like this one from the early 1990s have all the look and feel of their earlier brethren (and by that we mean tritium), and at 30 years are newly-vintage.
Alarm watches are fun, and this Memovox with an oxblood dial is downright funky. We’ve carried Memovoxes before. But this is the first one that we’ve seen with a dial this color, making it a rare delicacy (sorry, couldn’t resist.)
Vintage is our main bag, but sometimes we like to spice things up a bit. Folks in Glashutte have been making watches for centuries, so even though it's a newer brand, you can feel years of rich watchmaking tradition when you strap on a Nomos. Powered by the in-house Epsilon 3007 calibre, The Weltzeit is one of the more affordable world-timers on the market, and we love its sharp design.
Strap on this watch and you’re transported back to Madison Avenue circa 1966. Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, smooth-talking ad guy, Roger Sterling, sported one of these in the fifth season of Mad Men (and nearly lost it to Peggy Olsen.) While you can be forgiven for wearing it with a polo and a pair of chinos, we think that when paired with a tuxedo it will surely live up to its nickname.
While Eberhard is a brand best-known for its sports watches like the Contograf and the Scafograf, they also made watches like this one here. Triple Calendars are a great way to keep track of the passing of time. With a dial like this, it’s clearly seen a lot of life — with much more to come.