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Alsta Watch Co.

A Classic Watch Brand Reborn

Our History

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alsta made beautifully-engineered wristwatches for stylish men and women of intellectual and creative substance. People who required precision and robustness; scientists, engineers and industrialists as well as style-setters and the self-made. It succumbed in the late 1970s, along with many independent watchmakers, to the “quartz crisis”. Hundreds of watch manufacturers went out of business as the world feared the end for mechanical watches. Sadly, before this vision was seen to be unfounded, many respected names, including Alsta, disappeared.

Alsta was resurrected in 2014 and after two years in the making, our first wristwatch for over 40 years was released in 2017. We were inspired by the Nautoscaph dive watch as worn by Richard Dreyfuss as Matt Hooper in the classic movie, Jaws and we chose the Nautoscaph II to revive and lead the resurrection of Alsta in the 21st Century. We are thrilled that the Nautoscaph II has been so well received by Alsta enthusiasts and by new discoverers of the brand.

In 2018, we presented to you the next two timepieces; the Nautoscaph III and the Surf n Ski which were equally well received.

Now, in 2019, we are thrilled to present the watch that Alsta enthusiasts have been asking us for since day one; the Nautoscaph Superautomatic. This is the 21st century iteration of the classic which Matt Hooper chose as his dive companion. We hope you like it


"Superautomatic 50" - 50th Anniversary ‘Gilt’ Limited Edition. 100 Pieces Only

We thought the golden anniversary deserved a gilt dial... Although you probably know this by now, the Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic was first released in 1970 and was immortalised by the 1975 blockbuster movie ‘JAWS’.  In 2019, Alsta released a faithful re-edition of the watch worn by Oceanographer Matt Hooper, played by Richard Dreyfuss, in the movie. Now, to kick off...

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic 1970 Re-Edition

My first three shipments of the Alsta Nautoscaph SuperAutomatic sold out in hours both times!More are on the way!  If you are interested in one, email me at john@watchgauge.com and I will be sure to get one to you in the next shipment!Limited Edition of 1975 Pieces The new Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic is a wonderful recreation of the original classic...

Alsta Surf N Ski

The Surf n Ski was the obvious choice for the next watch from the new Alsta. Another rugged outdoors timepiece that was inspired by the original Surf n Ski. This was was targeted at the wrists of the glamorous ski crowds of Aspen and St Moritz and the Californian surf scene. Our attention to detail in recreating the Surf n...

"Hooper" Bracelet for the Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic

This bracelet is a recreation of the bracelet worn on the Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic worn by Richard Dryfus in his role as Matt Hooper in the movie Jaws.If you already own the Nautoscaph Super Automatic and want to add the bracelet, here is your chance!