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Victorinox Swiss Army Men's 24785.1000 Airboss Mach 6 Black Leather Automatic Chronograph Red Dial Watch

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  • Precise Swiss Automatic movement
  • Red dial with chronograph
  • Date window and tachymeter bezel
  • Luminescent hands and stainless-steel case
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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Product Description

The unique look of a deep red dial combines with a bevy of aviation inspired details to make the Victorinox Swiss Army Men's Airboss Mach 6 Black Leather Automatic Chronograph Red Dial Watch a truly versatile timepiece. A 45-millimeter stainless steel case and rich black leather band with contrast stitching all contribute to the integrity of this timepiece.

Victorinox Swiss Army – History

Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland in 1884. Seven years later, in 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldier’s Knife. After the death of his mother in 1909, Karl Elsener introduced the brand name Victoria and the iconic Cross and Shield emblem is registered as a trademark. With the advent of stainless steel, Karl Elsener coined the company’s name, Victorinox, by combining his mother’s name with “inox”, an abbreviation of the French word for rust-resistant steel, “inoxydable”. After World War II, the “Original Swiss Army Knife” began its successful progression around the world and enjoyed exceptional popularity. In 1989, Victorinox entered the timepiece business in the United States under the brand name “Swiss Army”. Ten years later, Victorinox joined the Travel Gear market, partnering with TRG Group in St. Louis. And in 2001, Victorinox fashion was introduced in the US to further capture the brand’s essence of practical luxury. In 2002, in order to promote global unity, the Victorinox Swiss Army timepiece brand was launched internationally. In 2007, Victorinox set up Victorinox Swiss Army Fragrance AG, and in 2009 Victorinox Swiss Unlimited was launched. 2014 marks Victorinox Swiss Army’s 130th anniversary, and each Victorinox Swiss Army product embodies the spirit of the Legendary Original Swiss Army Knife, a universal symbol of Functionality, Innovation, Quality and Iconic Design.

Brand Values


Our Victorinox Swiss Army timepieces are designed to optimize their usefulness. Functionality ranges from easy-to-read dial designs to sophisticated professional functions. Every design detail is purpose-based. Functions are never add-ons or embellishments. The goal is to create watches that are timeless.


Victorinox Swiss Army constantly enhances its timepiece lines with new design elements and innovative functions while seeking creative ways of upgrading existing components to enhance their capabilities.


Victorinox Swiss Army timepieces are designed and manufactured with the same rigorous attention to quality as the brand’s legendary Pocket Tools. They also meet the highest standards of the Swiss watchmaking industry. The quality controls and testing that every timepiece undergoes (material, movement, assembly, finishing, etc.) allow Victorinox Swiss Army to offer a three-year limited warranty.


The Original Swiss Army Knife is one of the world’s most functional pieces of design. Victorinox Swiss Army timepieces share this icon’s spirit and heritage. They are multifunctional precision instruments engineered to last, yet also timeless and contemporary in design.

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.6 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000GGQ9IU
  • Item model number: 24785.1000
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at February 28, 2006
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,340 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      24 customer reviews

    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Victorinox
    Model number 24785.1000
    Part Number 24785.1000
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Buckle
    Case material Stainless steel
    Case diameter 45 millimeters
    Case Thickness 15
    Band Material Calfskin
    Band length Men's Standard
    Band width 23 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Red
    Bezel material Stainless steel
    Bezel function tachymeter
    Calendar Date
    Special features Water Resistant
    Movement Swiss-Automatic
    Water resistant depth 330 Feet

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Sexton on June 8, 2011
    This is a big, heavy mechanical chronograph using a swiss ETA movement (Valjoux 7753). And it's a keeper.

    First, there aren't a lot of 7753 chronos out there, even fewer in this price range. Most other mechanical chronos in this price range use the more common 7750 movement which puts the subregister (tiny dials for counting elapsed minutes and hours, etc.) in the 6,9,12 position and displays the day/date combo at the three o'clock position. If you like that layout better, Hamilton has a bunch of 7750 chronos for about the same price as this watch.

    But if you prefer the 3,6,9 layout better -- the layout used by Omega on their famous Speedmaster Moon Watch and by Rolex on their Daytona Chronograph -- this watch is probably your best bet. Besides the mechanical movement and layout, there are a few other pluses to keep in mind. First, the size of the watch is put to good use as the luminous numbers remain un-scrunched or covered over since the sub-registers fit neatly inside the main time indices. This is unusual in chronos and it makes for a far more legible watch face than most. And the legibility is actually enhanced by the maroon colored face and offset, black subregisters. Second, the luminous numerals and watch hands are encased in a silvery white gold or rhodium, giving the watch a dressier look but also enhancing readability in lower-light situations where the white gold catches available light perfectly.

    Two other things to keep in mind. Unlike most sports chronos, this watch has a non-screwed down crown. Meaning you can hand wind it without having to unscrew the crown. This is good if you like to nervously fiddle with your watch (which I do), but bad if you plan on routinely swimming with the thing.
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Jenks on October 8, 2010
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    I bought the last one it seems. Great Watch, great price!

    It's large and easy to read. It's also beautiful. No Battery, it's mechanical/ self winding with design features that go back to the 1800's. Lot's of WEB info. Check out ETA 7753 on Google.

    Comes in BLUE and BLACK also. But Deep Maroon is best for me.

    Hate to say this, but it really does "Run like a Swiss Watch"...ugh.

    Probably my last watch...
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    13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By george spelvin on January 18, 2012
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    First off, this is a beautiful watch manufactured by a reputable company. In fact, I own the blue dial version of this watch and so I am well versed on how it works and how it should work. It is in this light that I write this review.

    There are two problems with this watch. First, it was shipped unsecured in a box that allowed the watch to bounce back and forth during shipping. Kind of reckless for so nice a watch. And though not obviously damaged, it might have caused issue #2. It keeps what I consider poor time. It runs fast 30 seconds a day. This is not a chronometer and so I understand not to expect chronometer accuracy. However, the blue faced version that I have had for 2 years keeps + or - 1 second a day after 2 years - and without ever needing service. This watch was 30 seconds fast out of the box and after running consistently for the past week, it maintains that speed. Therefore, I paid $800 for a watch that keeps worse time than a $50 Seiko Automatic. That is my main issue. However, I also need to warn potential buyers of the pitfalls of buying through Amazon.

    I twice contacted Amazon and informed them of my desire to keep the watch but get it timed. They ignored both emails. I then sent them a request to return the watch. They sent me the necessary mailing information but implied that there could be issues that would prevent them from honoring their refund policy and that it was not guaranteed. This gave me pause, though it was right out of the box and onto a watch winder - which they knew.

    And so, I thought I might use the warranty company. However, I was responsible for shipping and the repairs could last up to 8 weeks.

    This seems like a bad deal all around.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Ramirez on September 22, 2009
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    A really beautiful watch, and it keeps the time better than 2 other automatic watches that I own, and it's just as accurate as a more expensive montblanc that I have. My friends also love it.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By victoria mccarty on December 30, 2012
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    Extremely disappointed with the shoddy packaging of this expensive watch; there were three plastic "pillows" to protect the watch in transit--two of which were deflated. The watch had clearly been battered around in shipping. Also, the plastic protector on the crystal watch face had been removed and re-applied. The inside of the Victorinox factory watch box was stained with what appeared to be blue ink, or perhaps dye rubbed off from the watch band. The metal side of the watch was smudged.
    After reading reviews from other purchasers, I do believe I received a used and re-packaged watch. This transaction is a very poor business choice by someone at Amazon. Other reviews indicate I am not the first victim.

    On a positive note: the customer service representative who assisted me in returning the watch and crediting my account was extremely helpful, respectful, and positive to work with. She made the return painless and efficient. Because of the stellar customer service and full refund, I will again purchase--with caution--from Amazon.
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