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Vanguard AN-17
Vanguard AN-17
Vanguard AN-17
Vanguard AN-17
Vanguard AN-17

Vanguard AN-17

Gruppo Gamma

Regular price $950.00USD Sale

The new Vanguard inherits the same design cues of its predecessor while having a much more distinctive character. Stainless steel case, in brushed finish all round, completes the Vanguard's classic look.

Case:
Mk IV Vanguard, CuSn8 bronze, brushed, water resistance 200m

Diameter 44mm, length 54mm lug-to-lug, height 13.5mm, lug width 24mm, weight 135g with strap

Low profile double-domed sapphire crystal with underside anti-reflective coating, stainless steel caseback secured by screws, screw lock crown

Bolt-on crown guard, stainless steel case side guard

120-click unidirectional rotatable bezel, pip marker with Swiss SuperLumiNova® C3
Movement

ETA 2824-2, automatic bi-directional winding, 28800 bph, accuracy between -30 to +30 s/ day, power reserve 38 hrs, Swiss made

Dial:
Two-tone teal dial, thick printed markers with Swiss SuperLumiNova® C3, chapter ring in gunmetal finish
Gold color hour and minute hands and red seconds hand, with Swiss SuperLumiNova® C3

Strap:
Leather strap by Simona Di Stefano Straps, handmade in Italy, width 24/22mm with buckle

Accessories:
Screwdriver for strap changes, travel pouch

Gruppo Gamma was founded in 2013, fuelled by a strong desire to design and build timepieces that can be appreciated by collectors and aficionados.

Gruppo Gamma produces between 1,000 and 2,000 pieces a year and don't enjoy scale efficiency like big companies do, but being small and independent they can focus on giving you the best ownership experience possible.

Gruppo Gamma is here for the long haul and a significant portion of its earnings is re-invested into product development and after-sales support. No wonder therefore, that our timepieces hold their value over time. 

Gruppo Gamma designs are retrospective and convey military and maritime undertones. After-all they are based in Singapore, a country surrounded by water and where fellow countrymen serve in the military.

Gruppo Gamma is a microcosm of Singapore - small, with neither the tradition of old civilisations nor price-competitiveness of developing nations, but they are hardworking, passionate and have an eye for detail.

Within months of the company's formation, a group of watch owners started an online community now known as Club Gamma. Having been through ups and downs together, the Club now with over 1,700 members has become a close-knit community comprising customers and dealers from all over the world and all walks of life, engaging in all stages of our products' lifecycle.

It's often said that when we buy a timepiece we buy into a story. With Gruppo Gamma, you get to write that story with them.

All products ship as follows:


In stock: ships within 3 business days from purchase
On backorder: ship within 10 business days from purchase
Pre-Orders and Special Orders: The timeline is specified on the product page, under Descripton.

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Free shippping worldwide (Africa excluded)!
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Exceptions to Worldwide Shipping:

~ Sea King does NOT ship to the USA ~

All prices are in USD.
(Any other currency displayed is a result of an automatic exchange calculator)

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Checkout in CAD (Canadian dollar) is available exclusively to customers living in Canada
and only through PayPal (No need to login or register) with a 5% fee added on the total amount of your order.

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Taxes:

Canada

Most of our products are sold without added taxes (they are included in our store pricing) and/or customs (we don’t add our customs cost to our customer’s pricing).

*** Pens, accessories, Sea King, Bold Voyager Yukon LE, Venturo Field Watch #1 and any item with a retail value over $1,200 USD will have 5% GST added) ***


USA and rest Of The World:

No taxes are applied to our pricing.

Customers are responsible for all Customs fees they may incur as a result of Customs inspection.

We have NO control over specific country’s customs, sorry!

Q: Where are you located?

We are located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Q: Do you ship within Canada only?

We ship worldwide. Some products are NOT available to be shipped to USA due to current agreements (Sea King and Gruppo Gamma)
For our Asian and Oceania customers: shipping to your areas is HIGHLY expensive no matter what we choose to ship, regular mail or courier. Our shipping prices are more than fair and barely covers the actual shipping cost.


Q: Do you charge taxes?

Taxes are included in our pricing and we do NOT charge Customs. Only specific watches (Sea King, Boldr Voyager Yukon LE and all watches with a price tag higher than $1,200 USD) and our accessories (Pens) have taxes added.
We do NOT charge taxes for customers outside Canada.
We have no control over Customs which are the full responsibility of the customer.


Q: Are your prices in Canadian (CAD) dollars?

Being our main market outside of Canada, all our prices are in USD, US dollars. Also, due to limitations in the Shopify platform, a second currency is not yet supported. If and when Shopify will implement checkout with multiple currencies, we will immediately add the Canadian (CAD) dollar to our accepted currencies.


We now accept PayPal Express for USD and CAD via MANUAL invoicing. Choose PayPal at checkout and read the instructions carefully before placing your order.


Be advised that, due to the ridiculously high charges imposed by PayPal, a 5% fee on the total amount will be added to your order.


Q: Can I pay in my own currency?

At this time, only USD and CAD (via PayPal Express) are accepted


Q: Do you always carry stock locally?

Most times, yes. BUT due to the fact that all the brands we carry are micro-brands, our stock can fluctuate greatly. We do our best to carry a minimum at all times, based on the demand. When not in stock, our watches can be ordered "ad hoc" and will be delivered within 10 business days from the day of purchase.


Q: Do you accept credit cards?

We accept all Visa and Mastercard credit cards (PayPal Express accepts more cards). CAD pricing is exclusively shown for information. Checkout is only in USD via Authorize.net or USD and CAD via PayPal Express (via manual invoicing)


Q: How pre-orders work?

All pre-orders are paid in full or in part. It will be clearly stated in the watch description and can vary depending on the brand and/or model. Pre-Orders are NOT refundable.
All pre-orders carry the risk of delays that are out of our control. Please, take this in serious consideration before placing a pre-order because we don't issue refunds only based on the fact that the brand delivers our stock a week or a month past the Estimate Time Of Delivery shown in the product page.


Q: What's the usual ETA on pre-orders?

Each pre-order is unique in terms of delivery time. It will be clearly explained for each watch what the ETA is. Be aware that ETA are indeed "Estimated Times" therefore they are NOT guaranteed. We do our best to give a longer ETA to take into account possible delays (which are literally the norm for micro-brands) but longer times can and will happen.

Q: What's your warranty?

We use the brand's official warranty (terms and length based on each individual brand)
In general, the warranty is void if the watch is:
not used for its intended purpose
modified in any way
damaged due to improper handling,
damaged due to unauthorized repair
damaged due to improper use, abuse, and carelessness
damaged due to any type of impact, exposure to fire, water or a natural disaster such as an earthquake

Excluded from the warranty:

Cosmetic damages from normal wear and tear, misuse and/or accidental impact (minor scratches on sapphire, bezel, bezel insert, case, bracelet, blemishes, discoloration…)
Damage or wear on the watch strap or buckle
Damage caused by modification or substitution of parts or improper use of the watch and/or its parts
Damage caused by improper operation or use
Damage caused by water infiltration due to the improper lock of the crown or using the watch beyond its water rating (Printed on the watch case)
Damage or defects caused by repairs performed by anyone not in the list of authorized watch repair centres or watchmakers of each brand or our own brand.
Battery replacement
Loss
If no replacement is available, the customer may choose a product of the same value as their replacement or wait for the next stock to arrive at our location. No refunds.


Q: What's your return policy?

If for any reason whatsoever, you are not 100% satisfied with our products, you can return the product within 7 days from the date of delivery for a reimbursement, minus a 25% restocking fee and no refund of shipping charges.

Please note that NO returns will be accepted for custom orders (G.A.W - Gruppo Ardito Watches)!!!



Shipping is NOT refundable.

  1. The actual shipping cost will be deducted from your refund, even if shipping was free.
  2. You MUST obtain a return authorization before shipping the item back to us.
  3. Returns will be authorized ONLY for items in original, never-used, undamaged, unopened condition within 7 days of delivery of the items.
  4. Used items cannot be returned.
  5. All items MUST be returned in their original packaging.

  • The customer is responsible for all costs for shipping the package to A Time To Watch.

  • A tracking service and insurance MUST be used in case the package is lost or damaged.
  • The refund will be made through your method of payment.


Absolutely no refunds will be made after 7 days.