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Great watch from Swiss Army - treat yourself!
on November 24, 2008
I have had this watch for over a year now and I have had no major problems. Swiss Army makes great watchs that stand the test of time. I bought my first in 1993 and it still works great.
This watch is very handsome with a sweeping second hand (second hand doesn't "tick" from one second to the next), day of the week display up top and the date at the 6 o'clock position. I wasn't sure I would use all of the display information, but I actually do everyday when I update my voice mail ("Today is Monday the 24th and I am in..."). The face is large - like most of what has been coming out of Europe for the last few years, with a smart, clean brushed face. The overall size is on the large end, but it still looks appropirate on the hand, unlike some watches that are SO BIG that they are distracting & look almost amusing. I have the version with a black leather band which I think looks great and complements the silver face, hands, & numbers. This would be a great watch for the businessman who wants an reliable, impressive timepiece without spending a over $1000.
The only downside to this watch is the spindle is a bit large and sticks out a bit from the watch (3/16th of an inch or 5 miliimeters)and can touch the top of my hand when I bend my hand to reach for something. This isn't too bad, but it is worth mentioning. The other issue has to with self winding watches. If you have never owned one, they can be a pain if you don't wear them daily, or don't own a watch holder/winder (it rotates your watch and keeps it wound & running). Because this watch has BOTH the day & date display along with the time, you have to reset them all one at a time (first date, then day, then time) to display the right information.
Last piece of info: when I bought this watch at a jewlery store, the owner also wore this watch as his daily piece and was wearing it when I bought mine (he had the sliver band and it looked great). If this guy, who could be wearing any number of high end watches, chose this one to wear on a daily basis, that says a lot about Swiss Army & their products.