8/16/2018 0 Comments
Let us take a closer look at what is honestly the highest quality watch you can literally buy for $249. This field style automatic watch produced by Victoronox has all that you are looking for in an everyday automatic quality watch, but you probably paid $500+ for the same exact thing.
Comprised of solid 316L solid brushed steel besides the steel smooth bezel which is polished, the watch comes in at a beautiful wearable modern 40MM in diameter. In terms of case thickness, my calipers read 10MM which feels splendid on wrist. The case cut is definitely reminescent of older style officer watches from the past
made by Hamilton and such, with a modern take. My favorite aspect of this piece is the wonderfully signed polished pull/push crown and the 100M of water resistance this watch can achieve. Do not fret if you happen to drop this one in the pool, or forget to take it off whilst showering. Everything feels like it should
cost a lot more than it does and it should because this watch originally retailed for $749 from Victorinox.
The dial on this model is very simple, easy to read, and looks to be in place. Applied brushed romans surround the dial and match the dagger style hour and minutes hand in terms of finish. Something different we see here is the cut out triple date window located above the triangle and between Swiss Made at 6:00. Im one who likes changes and can live with this. I think it looks in place especially with the larger numerals and matching brushed outline. This is a military officers watch so the 24 hour reading is printed around the center of the dial in case you should need it. Personally, I do not use military time and never will but hey, it follows along with the theme they were going for here. The lume
is superluminova and only
on the hands which is a bit of a letdown. I can honestly say if they did lume the numbers they would not be nearly as legibile though. The crystal is Sapphire and has a layer of Anti Reflective coating which actually does help legibility in high light or sunny conditions.
Inside this affordable beast lies the trustworthy and popular Elabore ETA 2824-2 automatic swiss made movement. This movement contains 25 Jewels, Hand winding, hacking, and had around a 38 hour power reserve. From my example, I have been experiencing around +6 seconds a day which is outstanding from a non chronometer grade or cosc certified movement. A extra little touch of a emblem on the rotor adds a bit of Swiss charm to the Sapphire exhibition caseback as well.
Victorinox makes great bracelets and straps, and if you have owned any of their newer models you should
know this by now. This is a genuine rubber swiss made end fitted 20MM strap with a brushed signed buckle. It fits with comfort due to the fitted ends and the buckle is small enough enough to stay out of the way or get caught on something. They do have the same model on Amazon with the butterfly stainless steel bracelet for the same exact price in case you were wondering.
This is simply a watch with the best set of specifications and quality