MEET THE WATCH Series showcases a timepiece in more detail than just a casual glance. I often find out more about my own watches writing these articles than I like to admit. So sit back and keep reading... we might learn something together.
This article is about the Victorinox Swiss Army Original Chronograph 25 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Watch that I owned for about a day before I decided to trade it. Hmmm... How did that happen?
At some point in every watch collector’s career, he may decide to sell a watch for no obvious reason to the casual observer. Heck, most non-collectors think of us watch nerds as a bit crazy anyway, but believe me, there is always a stimulus for our behavior. That usually includes seeing something new and shiny or old and rare... either of which can make a collector do strange things.
|The Swiss Army Original Chronograph - Limited Edition 241549. Only 1,989 were made.|
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Typical groups include:
• Grail Watches
• Hunted Watches
• Current Watches
• For-Trade Watches
• Beater Watches
• Sale Watches
• Sold Watches
• Retired Watches
|The Original Swiss Army Watch|
The Swiss Army Watch was Born in 1989...
|The use of orange on the chronograph hand, in the saddle leather and inside the strap was a "must have" for me.|
|Photo from http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~brow/takeya/VNOX-W.html|
|The dark gray polymer case can appear to change from light gray to almost black depending on the lighting conditions|
|The limited edition watch has a gray linen display box with matching leather belt.|
|Notice the dial's lined texture and simulated cutouts.|
|Pretty strong lume from the simulated sandwich dial|
In the end, it all came down to timing...So, why did I change my mind and trade the watch? If I am being honest, "The Original" LE Chronograph was not for me. I found the extra wide bund strap to feel warm on my wrist. It bothered me that the case is plastic and that the glass is reflective mineral glass not sapphire crystal. It is smaller than what I have become accustomed to wearing. I knew this the moment I first held it.
|This is mineral crystal is highly reflective... but can be par for a watch in this price bracket.|
|Zack the Boston Terrier thinks he perfectly matches my new acquired Chronopro watch.|