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Iconic Dive Watches (and Why They’re Iconic)

  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at just a few of the dive watches that have become icons over the years. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms French operative Captain Bob Maloubier, a WWII allied war hero, along with Lieutenant Claude Riffaud founded the French Combat Swimmers unit in 1952.  While outfitting … Continued

2020 Alsta Holiday Gift Guide

  With the holidays coming up, we made a convenient little guide to help you pick out the perfect watch for that special someone.   For the Athlete The Surf n Ski For all the heart-rate monitoring, electrolyte-deficient, adrenaline junkies out there, we have the perfect watch. The Surf n Ski was designed to take whatever … Continued

Q&A with Angus MacFadyen, Owner of Alsta Watches

Q&A with Angus MacFadyen, Owner of Alsta Watches Have you always been interested in watches? Yes, I have been interested since I was a child, but never to the level of it being a passion.  My first watch was a Timex, which I got when I was around 7 or 8 years old. Around that … Continued

How to Identify a True Vintage Watch Romantic

  There’s a group of individuals who believe an old watch is more than a timepiece from the past. Beyond its dials and movements is a powerful story waiting to be told. The simple act of strapping on a vintage watch is akin to stepping into a time machine—it’s a way of reliving that story … Continued

True Romance

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Why do we say that we have resurrected Alsta to bring the romance back to watches? Romance. Now there is a word to misconstrue. What has that got to do with watches? Isn’t that what happens in Jane Austen novels? When you Google the word romance, you get … Continued