Recently, I've made a trade - I had a 1952 Longines I didn't really wear, and I traded it to a fellow collector for this:
It's a 1940s Alpina in stainless steel. The dial is beautifully preserved, and adorned with the currently desirable Pontife hands.
Despite being 32mm, it doesn't feel small - the lug width to diameter ratio is deeecent, with the lug width being 18mm.
Another star of the show is the case - made by C.R. Spillmann, renowned for their waterproof cases.
The case back has some serious pitting, by the looks of it caused by a single-pass coarse nylon strap and acidic sweat. However, since I won't wear it case back up, I don't care all that much.
Inside beats an Alpina cal.586.
So far, I've only seen one other specimen - in solid 14K yellow gold.
It's a very sleek piece, and with its 1940s minimalistic dial and hands paired with a broad silhouette, this is exactly my kind of watch!
Staff writer at WahaWatches. Collecting and researching vintage watches since 2014