The all new Field Force by Victorinox is definitely a nice and refreshing addition to their lineup of swiss made timepieces. The actual was is definitely an everyday field/office type of piece and is comprised of solid 316L stainless steel. In terms of dimensions we get a very wearable 42MM x 9.5MM x 49MM. I also do like the versatility of this piece as it does have a 100M water resistance rating which allows the user to take it in the pool or ocean with them whenever they please. But do not be fooled - this most definitely is also a watch that can be worn with a suit or around the office. In terms of finishing the entire case is completely brushed besides the signed pull/push crown. Overall, for the $395 price on bracelet pictured above, it offers a decent value from a very traditional independent swiss watch brand.
The navy blue dial contains applied lumed numerals which are quite bold and large, allowing for great legibility and time reading. Some
other nice details include the solid red seconds hand reaching all the way out to the chapter ring which is a big thing for me. I say this because I find when companies have a short second hand it just makes the watch appear a bit cheaper with corners cut. Large sword style field hands filled with swiss SuperLuminova - again adding to that legibility factor. The neat thing I like about Victorinox is the applied shield below 12:00 which is actually fully lumed and looks pretty neat at night. To top this off, a nice genuine Sapphire crystal with three layers of Anti-Reflective coating is applied to make sure there is no glare hitting your crystal. Everything about this layout is about everyday function including the day and date cutouts located at 3:00 with a reference lumed triangle for orientation.
The ever so trusty Swiss Made Quartz Ronda movement is used in this piece and many other Victorinox Quartz watches. This movement is fairly accurate within a couple seconds a month and has a long lasting battery life with an EOL Indicator. I never have had a problem so far with all the watches I have owned that contained this movement and find it fairly efficient, trusty, and robust. It is also another reason they can achieve such a slim case.
I was actually really surprised by the oyster style link bracelet that this watch came with. The links themselves are very articulate and conform nicely
to the wrist without pinching hair. The bracelet
contains solid end links, polished center
links, and a neat quick-release system which allows you to remove the entire bracelet within seconds. Overall, it certainly also gives the watch a more luxurious and polished look. The signed clasp is a butterfly
clasp with two release buttons and a safety fold
over for a seamless look once on wrist.
In conclusion, the all new Field Force by victorinox is definitely a contendor when looking for a new everyday, reliable, and useable field watch. It is also a very versatile one that can be used in many situations whether smart or casual. All of these features add up to a decent value for a swiss made timepiece at a reasonable price.