Gunmetal PVD stainless steel case with a black rubber bracelet. Unidirectional gunmetal PVD bezel. Orange dial with luminous hands and dot hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. GMT scale around the inner ring. Luminescent hands and markers. Magnified date display at the 3 o'clock position. Quartz movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Screw in case back. Case diameter: 43 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 500 meters / 1640 feet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT. Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Men's Watch 241428.
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: 6 x 6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
- ASIN: B004E4GRGO
- Item model number: 241428
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2010
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Victorinox|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||Luminous, Screw down crown|
|Item weight||2 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||1640 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
He has a few watches (including another V Swiss Army that he's had for years) that he really loves and said he ranks this one up at the top with his others. It's well made, nice looking without being super bulky. It came with the Victorinox (not 3rd party) warranty which was also nice. Overall, couldn't be happier with the purchase. So glad I returned the other one and went this way. Amazon made the other return so easy too.
1. The wide hour and minute hands against the orange background make this watch very easy to read at a glance.
2. Keeps very accurate time thus far
3. The lume is plenty bright after being exposed to light. Even the 0 to 20 section on the bezel glows nicely at night.
4. Rubber watch band is very comfortable to wear all day. I even sleep with it on.
5. Weighs 4.7 ounces. I consider that on the lighter side for a 500 meter dive watch.
6. Sapphire crystal which makes it very scratch resistant.
1. Date can be hard to read at times depending on lighting and angle viewed.
All in all, this is an outstanding value for a swiss made watch that seems to be very well made. Its a simple yet very sharp looking timepiece. I get compliments on it frequently.
The problem is, I cannot find how to call Watchchannel to send it back to them or call and ask how much a repair would cost. So, lesson for me is keep away from unauthorized resellers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this watch. Solid. Hard to read date in glass bubble tho. Also wish the rotating bezel rotated both directions, only goes one way.Published 2 months ago by Paul Effinger
Love, love, love this watch. I get compliments all the time! I own Tag, Omega, Baum Mercier, etc but this is my everyday, "go to" watch! Read morePublished 3 months ago by michael pastryk
Quality timepiece! The Dive Master is well built from A to Z. I was looking for a quality Swiss made watch to wear casually and this fit the bill! Read morePublished 14 months ago by G Allen
Love it! My 4th one. Love the orange dial. It Glows very bright with just a short burst of daylight or flashlight on the dial. I have the red, white blue and now orange watch. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Hickey
This is definitely the best choice I made for a watch for the past four years, it's a diving master and I love the fact it can handle pressure amazingly . Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mohammed Qahtan Al Nidawi
Received this as a Christmas gift and fell in love with this timepiece. I prefer larger watches and rubber bands. This watch keeps very precise time. Read morePublished 16 months ago by scot newport