Explore The Rugged Versatility Of Swiss Army Watches

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The company that would later sell its products under the Swiss Army name was founded in 1884. It was and is still known as Victorinox, though its nom de guerre is far more popular. The founder named it after his mother, Victoria, and added the inox at the end, since it is a French term for stainless steel, and most of their products were made from that material. Victorinox hit the big time when they became the official knife supplier of the Swiss Army in 1891.

The name and the inimitable company logo pretty much took care of themselves. They soon began to mark all their knives with the white cross against the red background, which, after all, is the flag of Switzerland. But Victorinox did not enter the watch market until fairly recently.

The original Swiss Army watch was introduced in 1989, and it is still one of the most popular models in their extensive collection. Most of these timepieces feature accurate and reliable ETA movements. ETA is a renowned Swiss company that produces both mechanical and quartz movements for quality timepieces. They can be found in most of the top watches of Swiss origin, including other very well-known luxury brands. The popularity of ETA means that they are easier to repair because their parts are more readily available.

Swiss Army watches have grown increasingly popular with watch connoisseurs who want superior quality without the big price tag. The company has somehow managed to keep their costs comparatively low. Their original model currently sells for around $200, which is a fraction of the price of most of the top Swiss-made watches.

In addition to their high-quality ETA movements, Swiss Army also uses superior materials, like surgical grade stainless steel, sapphire glass crystals, and genuine leather in many of their timepieces. Since 2007, all of the companys timepieces have the words Victorinox Swiss Army printed on their dials. If that label is not emblazoned on the dial of a newer model, the watch may not be an authentic Swiss Army watch. With that said, let us take a moment to review a few of their most popular models.

Men's Cavalry Leather Watch

Like Most Swiss Army models, this watch offers understated elegance at a low price, which makes it a highly versatile accessory. It can be worn at work, at play, or in the great outdoors. Powered by accurate and reliable Swiss-Quartz movement, the timepiece does what its supposed to dokeeps perfect time! With bold black numbers against a bright white dial display, the watch is always easy to read, especially with its luminous hour and minute hands. The watch cover is made of scratch-resistant mineral crystal, which protects it in up to 100 meters (330 feet) of water. Last but not least, the soft brown leather watchband with evenly stitched edges adds a bit of class to an already elegant timepiece.

Chrono Classic PVD Coated Grey Dial Watch

Swiss Army watches are not known for their special features, which is more than a little ironic, since their knives are famous for them. But the company has gotten a bit more adventurous in recent years. They now produce timepieces that offer many modern functions. Their Chrono Classic is jam-packed with functions and features that are almost too numerous to name. As a chronograph watch, the model also doubles as a stopwatch. The three subdials measure time in 30-minute, 60-second, and 1/10th-of-a-second intervals. The watch case is big and round and silver-toned and coated with PVD for added strength. Luminescent minute markers encircle the outer rim of the watch and can be read in low-light conditions. All hour indexes are also marked with argent Arabic numerals, which stand out against the grey watch dial display. The watch hands (hour, minute, and second hand) are luminous silver and there is even a handsome date window beside the 4 oclock hour index. An antireflective sapphire crystal watch cover protects the model in up to 330 feet (100 meters) of water. The silver-toned bracelet is comfortable and durable and fastens securely with a deployment clasp.

Swiss Army is one of the leading manufacturers of affordable high-quality Swiss precision watches. Their timepieces are sold through authorized dealers in stores and on the internet.
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