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History of the Nautoscaph

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alsta made beautifully-engineered wristwatches for men and women of intellectual and creative substance. After decades of dormancy, our first timepiece in over 40 years was released in 2017: the Nautoscaph II, inspired by the Alsta Nautoscaph dive watch as worn by Richard Dreyfuss as the character Matt Hooper in the … Continued

The History of Alsta

    Since resurrecting the Alsta brand in 2017, finding information on the history of the brand has typically led us to fragmented anecdotes, dead ends and images of old pieces. This is until a fascinating inquiry from a woman named Rita, the daughter of the founder of Alsta, Joseph Alstater. We would like to … Continued

What Alsta is Doing to Keep Our Oceans Blue

    Never following fashions and trends, Alsta has a passion for design and craftsmanship. We believe in conservation as opposed to consumption and our customers care deeply about the preservation of our oceans and lands and their ecosystems. They wear watches that reflect that heritage and ethos and that use sustainably-sourced materials where possible.   With … Continued

Introducing our newest retailer… Fremantle Watch Co.

  We are delighted with the addition of another retail partner. The Fremantle Watch Company was set up by a small group of entrepreneurs and life long watch enthusiasts based in the historic port city of Fremantle, Western Australia. ‘With a passion for Horology and bringing new people into this amazing hobby.’   We got … Continued

Introducing our newest retailer… P1 Watches!

    What makes P1 watches unique? We try and specialise in German, small Independent and micro brands that are not readily available on the high street.   Do you offer international shipping? If not, which countries/regions do you serve? We only supply in the UK currently.   How do you decide which brands you want to carry?   … Continued

Alsta Watches — What’s New and What’s On Its Way.


  While the past 20 months have been different for many brands, they have been especially unique for Alsta. We have had to restructure our release schedule due to supply chain issues, so the purpose of this entry is to give you an idea of the current pieces available, as well as the new pieces … Continued

Alsta Mentioned in A Collected Man

  If you have been keeping up with A Collected Man, you may have seen a familiar name. In a recent article for, Josh Sims discusses the different shapes of cases, with a hi. While ~80% of pieces that hit the market have round cases, some of the most recognizable pies have non-round cases, like the … Continued

Alsta Mentioned in Car Magazine

  Brilliant automobile writer Ben Oliver has once again given Alsta praise.  “A classic diver’s watch with its 300m water resistance, brushed marine-grade 316L stainless steel construction, SuperLumiNova luminescent markings and simple dial. Best-known for appearing on Richard Dreyfuss’s wrist in Jaws, Alsta made dive watches in the ’60s and ’70s before being revived by … Continued

Introducing the Nautoscaph IV

nautoscaph iv

Innovation without compromising legacy, The Nautoscaph IV is our newest addition to the Nautoscaph line… Classics Reborn.   The Nautoscaph IV features a unidirectional bezel, removing the risk of it being accidentally turned whileunderwater, which could result in a fatal miscalculation of dive time. It is manufactured and tested to withstand the pressure of depths … Continued

Famous Watches in Film

Movies set trends in fashion whether we’re talking about clothes or accessories. A good movie is detail-oriented. Accessories such as watches are carefully chosen to match the theme, plot, and even the traits of a specific character. Sometimes watches are easily noticeable in movies, especially when they’re part of tactical gear in action films. On … Continued