15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2011
1st off the watch it self is great..... But the black rubber band that it comes with sucks. I've only had the watch for a few months and only wear it a couple times a week and the back of the band cracked apart and started to rip at the holes. For a $1000.00 + watch I wouldn't think it would do that. Called Swiss Legend to have it replaced, but according to them the band isn't covered in the warrenty.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2011
Ok, this watch has only one problem and it is its rubber band that could be a little better. The box is amazing as it is it's mechanism (for a 1000 dollar). About the size, I am sorry to say but a person who buys a watch this size cannot complain about the same. This is a BIG people watch, if you have the shape of a hamster or a Ginny pig go buy something else. 53mm will be 53mm forever so don't complain about its size, go to the gym get bigger or go curse the Gods.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2011
The watch arrived ahead of delivery date,the watch is of excellent quality however mine had abit of damage the chain which holds the crown cover was disconected,which makes me think it was sold and sent back by another customer.Anyway its was cheeper to get it repaired locally than send it off to USA,The box and watch winder carnt fault,
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2014
Pretty nice watch. Finally got my hands on one, which I'd been wanting for some time. The Valjoux 7750 is primo, smooth as they come. After testing, reserve is, however primo, not what I might have hoped for. I was looking for 48 hours minimum, but got only about 45, with a couple of those slow at the end. Forty-five is pretty good, better than most, but for Zeniths and the like, if you have $75,000 to spend on a watch.
I'm going to complain further even though I love the watch.
It can barely be read, even during the day. At night, forget it. Swiss Legend placed style way above utility on this occasion. And they're a great watch-making company, not as "on the map" as, say, Invicta. But Swiss Legend is just as good as Invicta, sometimes better, and with FAR, FAR better customer service than that at Invicta, renowned for lousy customer service. So that too comes with the watch. No, I've not had to contact them regarding this watch, but I have regarding others I own.
The Militare is a large, canteen-style watch, so look out for size. I like watches big and heavy. This does not let down in those departments. At first I had a little trouble with the main stem, which didn't want to be pulled out far enough to set the time. I didn't want to force the issue, but after a pretty tough pull it popped out to the correct time-setting position (Position III in your manual). I then found it easier to set the date as well (Position II in your manual). The needy tug is actually a good thing, since enough already with lame stems that practically fall out. Helping with that, though necessary only for protection when you bang your watch into the door frame in passing, is the canteen screw-down cover. Those are also to be found over the chronograph pushers. They are cool.
At the rear can be found a half-window through which to view the Valjoux. It appears very complex. There is other data to be found there, including the number of the watch--one of any up to 999, since this is a limited edition. Yours will have its own number out of 999. Thus the price, since the price for the Militare is high among watches driven by the Valjoux. The price here is quite good.
You either love or hate all black watches than can hardly be read. If you love them, you're probably not that concerned with being able to tell the time, though its not difficult in daylight, only when the light has faded. There's no luminous paint on the hands, which I think was a mistake on the part of SL. Not enough of one for me to knock off a whole star, but let's say half a star. Now the chrono (center) second hand is tipped in red as are the date and the small seconds hand.
What I really do love is the look of the cut-out numerals and indices, so that the black dial is a stencil over the lower gray dial. It's the same thing Swiss Legend does with the Submersible line. I should note that the chrono indicators are not cut out but painted on as they would have to be.
All if finished off with SL's usual very soft, very comfy silicone strap, 26 mm in width.
I think the watch overall to be a beauty (not quite visible in the photo) complete with a beautiful engine. If you do get it, get a decent winder for it. Swiss Legend's own high-end is perfect, if not inexpensive. I got it with the watch. It sure looks good--all that red.