Stainless Steel Case. Black Rubber Strap. Blue Dial. Stainless Steel Bezel. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal. Tang Clasp. 43 mm Case Diameter. Quartz Movement. Water Resistant At 500 Meters (1650 Feet). Victorinox Swiss Army Professional Dive Master 500M Mens Watch V.251040.
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.
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: 5.2 x 5.1 x 4.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- ASIN: B000GGVA3O
- Item model number: 241040
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Victorinox|
|Dial window material type||Scratch Resistant Sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
Top Customer Reviews
CONS: Watch band STIFF! Need to break watch band in for 1 week on wrist. Watch band replacement is $100. The watch is heavy, so don't drop it! Newer model has "Victorinox Swiss Army" written on face instead of only "Swiss Army"
*Bought it for $178 from Nordstrom Rack in Austin, TX on 26Nov10.
UPDATE (22Oct11): Took the watch on its first dive to 110ft. Watch face was bright, with a charge from the dive light.
UPDATE (19Dec11): The second hand moves in groups of 4 or 5 seconds. A rep at Victorinox in Boston (Copley Place) said this is normal when the battery is low. Need to service at Victorinox H.Q. in Monroe, CT.
UPDATE (30Jan12): Had the watch serviced for battery replacement at Victorinox factory store in Monroe, CT. The battery was changed for $20 and was returned in a small burgundy Victorinox embroidered felt bag with pull-strings. The rep was courteous, very knowledgeable, and followed up with a phone call when completed.
UPDATE (14Jul14): Went to the Victorinox factory store in Monroe, CT for battery replacement (was ticking every 5 seconds). Was emailed with an estimate of $115 for a battery and a "quarts movement basic 3 hand". I called for further explanation. I was told that the battery wasn't the problem; my movement was failing and was losing time. I okay-ed the repair/charges. I was notified via email that the repair was completed and was being held at the factory store in Monroe, CT.Read more ›
water resistant 500 mts, Do you need more? Sapphire Crystal, Stainless steel case....
I picked this watch at amazon.com and upgraded the rubber band with the original stainless steel bracelet and it looks PERFECT in the bracelet! I get tons of compliments on it with the stainless steel bracelet for it looks just like the BREITLING from distance, but more beautiful!
This is a really solid and great watch, buy it before it's sold out!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great looking sports watch. Band is fine, but i replaced it with another Victorinox rubber band that fit a bit better. Bezel looks and works great. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by J. Nicholas Ellis
I bought this watch for to gift a cousin of mine. It was available for $190 at that point (from "Time For Watches" seller), which is a steal for this watch! Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by Aman Gupta
It's been two weeks since I got this watch. I am wearing it daily and like it a lot. It's my second watch, beside NOS Omega Speedmaster Mark 4,5, which I wear only in some special... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Branko