Our mission is to give you a product with years of history that works like it was made yesterday.
We’re passionate people, addicted to the experience of vintage electronics. Something about the twisting knobs, whirring gears, mechanical buttons, perfectly imperfect film grain and warm analog sounds. It’s comforting. Comforting to take a break from the excess of consumption convenience has allowed. Comforting to step back and engage in a more tactile and deliberate experience.
These products, that still prove to be so useful and enjoyable, shouldn’t be haphazardly discarded. Left to decay (or never decay, because plastic) in some landfill. We give them a new life. Faithfully restoring each item to give you a product that performs like it was meant to right out of the box. A true experience that refuses to be pushed out by the whims of the latest technological trend.
We're not just providing a product, we're guaranteeing functionality.
A vintage product is no good to you if it doesn't work. With Retrospekt you know you're not just getting a classic piece, you're getting one restored to its original working condition through a tried and true refurbishment program that's processed over 250,000 cameras.
What sets Retrospekt apart is our:
Dedicated team of technicians
Everything is being serviced by an experienced staff with a wide range of exposure. It’s likely they’ve already seen and fixed the issue before, and they’re ready to do it again. If problems do come up, we have a team of engineers on staff to develop new and lasting solutions that stay faithful to the product's original design intent.
Established supply channels for products and parts
In the world of vintage electronics where scarcity can come into play, being able to reliably source materials means we can refurbish and repair quickly and efficiently, and provide large quantities of select vintage goods on a wholesale level.
For instant film products, the creation of our camera refurbishment program was overseen by life-long Polaroid technicians from Enschede, Netherlands and our team use original Polaroid tools specially designed for the process.
We follow strict quality testing procedures on all of our refurbished products and, on the extremely rare event that one still does not live up to expectations, we work overtime to make things right.
Making old new, for ten years and running.
We’re not some fly-by-night shop looking to make a quick buck on superficial repairs, we’re in it for the long haul. The seed for what would become Retrospekt was planted in 2008 by Adam and Kori Fuerst to meet the growing demand for cameras as a new project worked to recreate a beloved instant film product after its demise. They started the company because they believed in keeping instant film alive and have continued to grow, returning vintage cameras and other consumer electronics to like-new condition ever since. We’re headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with smaller teams located around the globe.