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excellent quality Swiss watch at a remarkable price
on April 28, 2012
This is an exceptionally-well made manual-winding movement and a fully certified Swiss watch. A manual winding watch has some advantages over automatic winding movements, which are much more common in high-end Swiss watches---namely, if you don't wear the watch every day, you don't necessarily need to invest in an expensive automatic winder to keep it charged. The power reserve on this watch holds for 56 hours so you can leave it for a few days on your dresser, then pick it up, wind it, put it on, and go. Such inconsistent wear behavior would not be recommended for an automatic movement. The build quality is solid and it is the same movement as can be found in some much more expensive watches (e.g., entry level Panerai) for which you would pay thousands of dollars.
This model is attractive, in the larger style that is popular these days, and has the typical styling of a Victorinox, with a very clean look. This is the newer version of the Mach 4 and the styling is a significant improvement over the former version. This version has a background which is black rather than navy blue, and the luminous coating on the hands and numbers is much brighter. The hands themselves are also larger and have a pronounced sword profile. The countdown inner rotating bezel adds a useful function without adding the bulk or rugged look of an external bezel. This watch looks at home in the office or at casual events on the weekends, and it is even waterproof enough to wear in the pool over the summer.
For the price, this is an excellent watch, easily as high quality and stylish as watches costing thousands more. If you are interested in an affordable entry to quality Swiss manual watches, this would be a superb choice.