James launched Analog/Shift in 2012 after two very different careers in outdoor equipment and luxury automotive. A long time watch collector, James’ passion for vintage timepieces came to him from his grandfather, who left him part of his collection at the time of his passing. Put off by the way in which the traditional vintage watch market was run, James positioned Analog/Shift to be a new kind of resource for the discerning enthusiast - dedicated to authenticity above all. His affinity for the well-aged transcends to his other passions: single malt scotch and automobiles. When he’s not scouring the globe for horological artifacts, you’re likely to find him cruising around Manhattan in his ’67 Porsche or holed up at a whisky bar with a tumbler of Laphroaig, neat, firmly in hand.
Raised in Westchester County, Vincent has always held a deep passion for history, watches, automobiles, and generally speaking - cool old stuff. After studying history at University, and a four year stint in the world of Hedge Funds & Asset Management, Vincent joined Analog/Shift to work on the financial side of things. When speaking with Vincent, it only takes about 2 minutes for the words "Omega" and "Speedmaster" to come up, and conversely the watches of Jaeger-LeCoultre. When not in the office, Vincent can often be found talking or racing cars (usually Lime Rock Park and usually with anyone who will listen), brushing up on his obscure facts, or simply enjoying a really good espresso.