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Wenger Swiss Military Men's 72908 "Classic Field" Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
The color of the watch band: silverChange
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
About 15 years ago, I stumbled across my first Wenger Swiss Army watch in a mall kiosk, as part of a promotion they were running. I picked it up for about $80 on special sale, about 1/3 the normal price at the time. While not 100% identical to this model, it was about 90% the same ... dark blue face, large, easy to read light numbers, similar shapes (though the crystal was slightly domed and the blue finish matte). It rapidly became my favorite watch of all time, and was running years later when a long bout of joblessness forced me to sell it. It was a sad day for me, truly.

Imagine my delight all these years later when I encountered virtually the same watch at virtually the same price! It arrived today and it instantly felt like an old friend in my hands. The quality of the make felt the same, the mechanism of the band the same ... it was a homecoming of sorts. I'll report back in a few months and let you know how things go on this particular model. But I'll share now what I loved so much about the previous iteration.

1) While the band is not what i was used to at the time (dual deployment latches), I rapidly became very fond of the mechanism. It's easy to get in and out of, but never got flipped off by accident.
2) While I adjusted the band easily enough for myself last time ... no difficulties at all ... I'm going to follow the manufacturers advice this time and have a jeweler do it to avoid the slight scratches around the fittings from my less than artful application of small tools.
3) The watch kept consistent excellent time.
4) The weight feels substantial but never over-heavy.
5) The crystal face was extremely scratch resistant compared to other watches I've owned.
6) I just LOVE the way it looks.

Again, I'll report back on the performance in a few months and let you know how it goes.

A note to potential buyers. Swiss Army Victorinox purchases Wenger a few years back, and in January of 2013 announced that all Wenger products would be rebranded as Victorinox, so you might want to check out their site as well. I LOVE their knives and tools, and I'm sure the tradition of great Swiss Army watches is not in danger one ounce. Or should that be gram. ;)

PS ... thanks to my Swiss ancestors for giving birth to such great products.

UPDATE - 10/20/2013

I have the watch in my hands now, the jeweler has adjusted the band, and I'd have to say this is every bit as good a watch as the one I remember from 15 years ago. The band is very high quality and the latch is top notch, no complaints. Everything looks AOK at this point, and as the watch came with a 3 year warranty, I'm quite satisfied. More updates as required.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
The color of the watch band: silver
I have way to many watches, but I liked the look of this one, particularly the blue dial. For theh price it is a great watch. I get comments on its looks all the time. I also own a very expensive Oris that is a cash cow and fails all the time. This watch just runs, and runs....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
Delivery as expected. Great watch. Size of face is easy to read. So far the time is spot on. Luminous hands not that bright but no problem for me. Most likely you will need to take it to jeweler to remove some links. Only had the watch for two weeks but if all stays the same for the next few months, definitely would buy another Wenger and would give it 5 stars.

This is an update of my initial review. Still a great looking watch that kept accurate time but after 6 weeks the watch just stopped. Battery not the problem. Seems to be in the stem connection inside the watch. Got it working after a day but just stopped again. Then started working again but it is now unreliable and I would not buy another Wenger.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
The color of the watch band: silver
This classic Wenger watch has a clean crisp design & looks great! No bells & no whistle just totally reliable and the battery has lasted 4 years after I replaced the one that came in it!! Best of all, it has small 24 hr marking for travel which I do a lot of! You can look at a time table that says your train leaves at 19:15 & instantly know that's 7:15 PM with no figuring! Also it does not have a screw down crown--so time zone changes are very easy to make on the run!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
Great looking watch, love the way it feels and looks. Purchased on 2/5/13 and the locking hasp that keeps the band in place broke on 4/18/13. I bought this watch because my Fossil watch band broke and thought I'd treat myself to something new. I now have two watches with broken bands.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The color of the watch band: silver
It is great, I love the size and accuracy of the watch I had one previously I loved your service and keeping me informed about arrival time
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
My husband was very specific about not wanting all the knobs and confusing dials and stop watches. In addition, the bold white numbers are easy to read without glasses. This watch is just right.
But it broke within three months!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
The watch by Wenger is outstanding! I bought me a Hanowa Swiss Military in Lucerne Switzerland while on a vacation. The Hanowa has been a great watch but I was way too abusive with it by wearing it all the time at every occasion such as fishing, volleyball, etc. So I thought about getting the same one but I stumbled onto this watch by Wenger on Amazon. I have had it about a month and it is working great! It is very simple yet elegant. I have already received compliments at work. Thanks Amazon!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2013
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
Great watch. My favorite color is blue so I often purchase watches with blue faces. They are sometimes hard to come by with quality watches. perfect shade of blue for me. Keeps great time so far. I set it with the time on my computer clock with about a 15 second offset and it is till timed the same as when I set it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2012
The color of the watch band: silverVerified Purchase
The watch looks fine but the band is terrible. It feels pretty cheap and not very sturdy, but at this price point you can't expect great quality. What's frustrating is that the clasp broke after three months and Wenger customer service wants me to send it in at my expense for a repair that they say will take four weeks to turn around. They also noted that it will "probably" be free (shipping costs notwithstanding). Lesson learned that there's a big difference between Wenger and Victorinox.
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