|The first Swiss Army SeapPlane had a flat dial printed with Tritium markers and neon hands|
|Swiss Army Tritium Seaplane had a clean design|
|The hand widths seem to be designed to related to each other in interesting ways|
The screw down crown on the SeaPlanes prevent moisture from entering the case, and they have "ADJUST" printed on them. Two more arrows can be found here, and one more on the back. See what I mean. Some good advice is don't pull the crown too hard, or you might pull it right off.
|Can you find all the differences between generation 1 and 2?|
- Dial Dimensionality: A 1-layer dial was replaced with a 2-layer dial.
- Logo: Besides the name change, an applied metal shield gives 12:00 more pop.
- Chapter Ring: The flat printed indices were changed to dimensional applied metal indices on a sloped chapter ring.
- Yellow Seconds Hand: This ticking hand transformed from a simple stick arrow to a tapered arrow shaft with a thick counterweight on the end. I like to imagine that they look like feathers on a real arrow.
- Date Window: The arrow near the DATE word was simplified.
- Dial Texture: A guilloche texture was added to the dial surface that looks like a spiderweb pattern emanating from the center. One cannot always see the effect, but it is lovely when you can.
|Version 2 of Victorinox Swiss Army SeaPlane (v. 25582) is more dimensional|
Below, you can see the majority of the faded Tritium paint indices compared to the stainless steel indices that only show when the light hits it perfectly. The applied illumination pattern for both generations' hands remained the same though Tritium would have been replaced with Superluminova or its equivalent.
|1st generation Seaplane on left with Tritium indices versus the 2nd Generation SeaPlane with metal indices.|
|Swiss Army SeaPlane Version 1 on left and the refined version 2 on right.|
|Two versions of the Swiss Army SeaPlanes on 2 different types of white naugahyde...Classy! ha ha|