Victorinox Swiss Army Men's 241380 AirBoss Mach 3 Black Dial Watch
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- Stainless steel round case chronograph (minutes, hours, seconds)
- Brown leather strap
- Bidirectional rotating flange
- Luminous hands and hour markers
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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- Case Material: Stainless Steel (brushed)
- Case Shape: Round
- Case Colour: Silver
- Bezel Function: -
- Bezel made of: Stainless Steel (brushed)
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflection
- Back: Srewed-in back
- Display Type: Chronograph (59min, 59 sec, 1/10sec)
- Movement: Swiss ETA
- Calendar: Date
- Complications: 3 (Chronograph: Minutes, Seconds, 1/10 Seconds)
- Dial Colour: Black
- Dial Style: Smooth
- Illuminated: fluorescent (green)
- Strap Colour: Brown
- Clasp: Buckle clasp
- Strap Material: Leather
- Product: Watch
- Manufacturer: Victorinox Swiss Army
- Model: Airboss
- Special Feature: 3 Years Manufacturer's Guarantee
- Logo on: Dial, Crown, Clasp, Back, Strap
- Hallmark: Stainless Steel 316L
- Packaging: Original Packaging with Documents
- Other Functions: -
- Clasp: Buckle clasp
- Distance between lugs in mm/inches:
- Width of the Strap in mm/Inches: 12 / 30,48
- Diameter (without crown) in mm/inches: 43 / 109,22
- Weight in g/ounces: 93 / 3,28
- Height in mm/inches: 12 / 30,48
- Maximal Strap Circumference in mm/inches: 205 / 520,7
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.
- Package Dimensions: 5.2 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- ASIN: B0032CHI8A
- Item model number: 241380
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 25, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Victorinox|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Metal stamp||Stainless steel|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Chronograph, Luminous, includes a seconds-hand|
|Item weight||3.36 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top customer reviews
I uploaded some pictures of mine, and have few things I'd like to add:
-I found the stock band to be kinda bleh, in both looks and quality. A few weeks of wear looked more like several months on some of my other bands. Plus, I think this watch looks WAY better on a black band. I've uploaded pics of mine that I put on a black Hirsch Liberty band. Using this strap, it doesn't look too far off from the much more expensive Airboss Mach 8 Special Edition, which I drool after.
-Kinda weird that nothing on the dial moves to indicate that the watch is working, but this also helps hide that it's a quartz movement - not that quartz in itself is a bad thing - the stilted seconds hand just doesn't have the appeal of a smooth auto sweep to some. Benefit to quartz of course is that you have one less watch to stress about constantly wearing to keep running. Cost of ownership is also way lower: one $10 battery change every few years versus cleanings for autos at less frequent intervals for more $$.
-Chrono minute and seconds hands hit every marker spot on. When the seconds go from 59 over to 00, the minute hand clicks over precisely one minute. No question about what your time measurement reads.
-I was worried that during chrono use, the 1/10th sec indicator would spin wildly at 60rpm and eat up battery life. Fortunately that's not the case - the hand stays at zero and will swing over to the proper mark when the timer is stopped.
-Chrono has split-time functionality.
-Crown positions - first pull-out allows you to move just the hour hand, snapping over one hour at a time. This is also how you set the date, which makes it easy to figure out whether you're on AM or PM. I wish all watches worked this way - day light savings adjustments are MUCH simplified in this manner. Negative to this is that you'll have to rotate through a good number of crown turns every 2 months for date adjustments. Pulling out the crown to the second position, which exclusively sets the minutes, will be rarely done (only for battery changes and once every few months if you care to have the time set to the minute).
-Lume is applied generously and even over the chrono dials (see uploaded picture). It's even used on the Victorinox logo, which on this watch doubles as the 12o'clock marker. Unfortunately it's not particularly bright, but unless I'm looking at dive watches, lume tends to be a secondary consideration.
As mentioned by Eric, the inner-rotating countdown bezel is SUPER cool.. which leads me to my one complaint: the knob to turn this is the 3o'clock knob, which is easily turned by the back of my hand (wearing it on my left wrist). Throughout a day i see it getting offset by a few minutes, which might throw off a countdown. I wish they gave it slightly more resistance, or positioned it at 2o'clock, as they had in the Mach 8 SE.
I also want to mention that every now and then a user might find the chrono hands to spontaneously misalign. Don't send back a perfectly good watch! For this particular movement, pull the crown out and you can use the chrono buttons to recalibrate the positioning of each hand.
I bought this watch without a clear idea of what made the difference between a $100 and a $500 watch. Now that I have this in my hands, there is no question that you get what you pay for. A happy owner here with no regrets.
My 1 star reduction and only complaint is the crown for the unidirectional bezel. I wear my watch forward on my wrist and it tends to dig into my skin and moves the bezel on it's own. I frequently have to re-set it to the 12'oclock position throughout the day, but that's just another excuse to look at the watch...I'm a poser and don't really need a watch like this anyway, so hardly ever use the stop watch function. It works for me, but maybe not for someone that will depend on this feature for something important.
The crown was also a bit sharp when new, so I took a jewellery file and just lightly filed down the sharp ridges for more comfort. At 43mm it's at the top end of what I can get away with wearing in terms of size ( I have a 7" circumference wrist ), but it's well balanced and is just a pleasure to wear.
I like the fact that it does not look like a typical pilots watch even though it has an aviation theme. I read somewhere that the precision timing of the "Airboss" on an aircraft carrier was the inspiration for this line of watches from Vic.
This is the best watch I've seen in ALL of VICTORINOX.
EASY TO READ
SUPER INTELLIGENT DESIGN
BAUTIFUL FIT AND FINISH
THIS IS AN ETA CALIBRE 251.262 (Look it up on ETA .Com)
Probably the finest SWISS Quartz Watch movement made.
I have several, they're all the same way.
I'd buy this one again in a flash, if I didn't already have it.(Even at this price)
My Brother, an X Navy Lieutenant, just loves the one I gave him.
Maybe not for everyone, but it sure rocks my boat...:)
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